Hot on the heels of the Lumia 900 launch at CES, it looks like Nokia is leaving no stone unturned with its Windows Phone portfolio. According to Dutch retailer TyPhone.Nl, a new smartphone, the Lumia 910, is heading towards Europe. The device is listed on the retailers website and it includes a 12.0 megapixel camera instead of the Lumia 900’s 8.0 megapixel snapper. However, the Lumia 910 does not have LTE capabilities. Giving more weight to the launch is industry insider Eldar Murtazin, who claims that the device is heading Europe in May, which basically is a month before the expected launch of the Lumia 900 in Europe. Also Read - HMD launches a budget smartphone dubbed Nokia X100: Check price, specs
There are some interesting caveats to this report. First of all the device in question looks exactly like the Lumia 900, and then there is matter of the image on TyPhone.Nl showing an AT&T logo, which means they are using the image of Lumia 900. Also Read - Nokia T20 launched starting at Rs 15,499, will go against Realme Pad in India
Another interesting thing to note is its 12.0 megapixel camera. The last Nokia phone to don a 12-megapixel camera was the N8, whose camera was celebrated through tech circles. The question is, can Nokia install a camera of that caliber inside the Lumia 910 whilst maintaining its coveted industrial design? Previously on the N8 camera, the sensor was so large that it protruded outside the main exoskeleton of the device, giving it a some what ungainly look from the rear.
From what we have heard, the Lumia 900 features the same camera module as the N9 and Lumia 800. While these are good camera modules, they fall short of the likes of the iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy S II, an area where Nokia used to dominate. It will definitely make sense for Nokia to release a device with superior photography capabilities as it could differentiate itself from the competition. However, one has to think how much of an upgrade can they provide to the consumer inside the confines of the Lumia 900/800 design language.
In our opinion, there is very little likelihood of the Lumia 900 coming to Europe as most European operators are still grappling with LTE technology due to its low penetration and a HSPA+ device will make more sense for them. Even if an LTE Lumia 900 comes to fruition for Europe, it will in all likelihood see a limited release.