The last time that we saw Microsoft announce a new flagship smartphone was the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL reveal back in October 2015. It doesn’t appear that that’s going to change any time soon, but a new leak is giving us a look at what a new Microsoft flagship could’ve looked like.
Images of what’s rumored to be a Lumia 950 successor have leaked. Reportedly codenamed Northstar, this “Lumia 960” is said to feature front-facing speakers, a Quad HD display, and a 20-megapixel PureView camera with triple LED flash. The device is also said to have an aluminum rear shell, and inside of it allegedly lives a Snapdragon 820 processor.
This device has been canceled by Microsoft, says Windows Central, but it’s still used inside the company as an engineering prototype for Windows 10 Mobile.
This Northstar phone could’ve made for a nice successor to the Lumia 950, offering an upgrade processor, front-facing speakers, and an aluminum design that would offer a premium look and feel. Since the phone has been given the axe, though, we’ll just have to settle for ogling it in leaked photos like these while we wait to see if those rumors of a Surface Phone come to fruition.
What do you think of this leaked Lumia 950 successor? Would you have considered buying it if it actually came to market?