It has been a while since a proper Lumia flagship has been released. Over the past couple of months Microsoft has released a handful of mid-range and low-end devices but Windows Phone users looking for a flagship Lumia have so far been disappointed. Microsoft has already said that it is working on new flagships. It was confirmed today that upcoming high-end Lumia smartphones will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor.
Its the very same processor that has been making news headlines for the past week. Samsung is believed to have dropped it for Galaxy S5 but Qualcomm was quick to remind everybody today that more than 60 “premium” devices will be released this year that will be powered by Snapdragon 810.
In the press release sent out by Qualcomm today Microsoft general manager Juha Kokkonen was quoted referring to the “long-standing collaboration” that Microsoft and the chipmaker have.
Kokkonen said that Microsoft is looking forward to continue this relationship “to deliver best in class Lumia smartphones, powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processors,” going on to elaborate the features that this chip brings to the table.
If we take this statement word for word then this would mean Microsoft is planning on launching multiple high-end Lumia devices this year. So far the company hasn’t confirmed how many of these devices we can expect and when they’ll hit the market.