The Lumia 850 leaks, expected MWC 2016 launch

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After a number of leaks, we now have seemingly believable press renders of what will allegedly be the Lumia 850, probably to be launched in just over two months. It's firmly in the gap between the budget 550 and the flagship 950 and 950 XL, though the 'affordable flagship' rhetoric may still be wheeled out, thanks to rumours of a phablet-sized screen and metal chassis.

Leaked 850

Leaked specs (take these with a pinch of salt at this stage) include:

  • 5,7" LCD 1080p screen
  • Snapdragon 617 chipset
  • 1GB RAM
  • Windows Hello iris recognition
  • 10MP rear camera with OIS, LED flash, 5MP front camera 
  • Qi charging
  • Replaceable battery
  • USB Type C connector
  • Virtual/dismissable Windows controls

I'd expect a Lumia 850 to launch at MWC 2016 on 22 February next year. It will come with Windows 10 Mobile out of the box, of course, though I doubt that it will be compatible with Continuum. As the leaked image shows, it'll come in (at least) white and black, with metal perimeter and peel off back plate.

Source / Credit: GSM Arena