Microsoft though their Lumia devices can fight with Apple iPhones and Google Android. But sales were not that impressive and Microsoft is now planning to discontinue the Lumia devices from this December. Microsoft will Discontinue Lumia Phones, it doesn’t mean the company will stop selling the smartphones, but they are just dropping the brand name “Lumia”.
According to a report by WinBeta, which quotes a company insider, Microsoft might bring an end to its Lumia brand of devices in December this year. It is not a shocking news if you know the market share of Lumia smartphones. The company was struggling in the smartphone market and even the permanent price cut on devices like Lumia 650 and Lumia 950 didn’t help.
Currently Microsoft is offering four devices on the Lumia line-up – Lumia 550, Lumia 650, Lumia 950, and Lumia 950 XL. As per the report, the company might discontinue the brand but will keep selling the devices till the existing stock lasts. The Lumia 650 was rumoured to be the last Lumia device, and it was true.
Microsoft is planning to launch the new Surface Phone powered by Snapdragon 830 SoC coupled with 8GB RAM. It is expected that the device will be launched in 2017.