Microsoft’s Lumia line began at IFA 2014 with the introduction of the entry-level Lumia 535. Since then everything has gone a little quiet and we had expected to possibly hear about a new flagship Microsoft Lumia device in the next few months. But new reports suggest that won’t be the case... and we may have a long wait on our hands.
According to news from Geek On Gadgets, we’ll have to wait until September 2015 to see a new flagship Lumia device. A few days back we also heard the same news from a different source.
The latest rumour suggests Microsoft is planning to attend MWC in early March 2015 but will only be there to show off some new entry-level devices and no flagship handsets. The source reveals there will be a new device to replace the Lumia 625, one called the Lumia 435 and a brand new untitled device.
That means the Lumia 930 and Lumia 1520 will be carrying the flagship baton way into 2015 with no replacements until the end of Q3. The Lumia 930 was announced in April 2014 whilst the Lumia 1520 was announced in November 2013, if the rumours turn out to be true that'll be nearly a two year wait for the next handset.
The new rumours also suggest the Lumia 1020 successor, codenamed McLaren, has in fact been cancelled. Take this news with a big pinch of salt as Lumia 1030 rumours are still doing the rounds but considering it has come from two separate sources, there may be some truth in it.
Mobile World Congress begins on March 2 and Microsoft will be hosting an event whilst there when we’ll find out everything we want to know about the new Lumia range.