Nokia To Announce Lower-End Windows Phone 7.8-Powered “Glory” Smartphone Soon?
Nokia is going to hold an event with Microsoft on September 5th where the two companies will unveil two new Windows Phone 8 smartphones. It’s also said that Microsoft will reveal some new and exciting features of its newest mobile operating system, while Nokia’s high-end smartphone will most likely feature a 4.5-inch touchscreen, NFC, and a 21-megapixel camera with PureView technology. Anyway it seems like Nokia will not forget about lower-end users as the company is also preparing a successor for the Lumia 610.
It’s codenamed Glory, and it supposedly features a 4-inch touchscreen, a single-core 800MHz processor, and 256MB RAM. It doesn’t sound too pretty, but you’ve got to bear in mind that this is a lower-end device, and that Windows Phone runs smoother than iOS or Android on such hardware.
The reason why the Nokia Glory will not be revealed during the September 5th event is because it’s not a Windows Phone 8 device, it’s a Windows Phone 7.8 handset. For those of you who are unaware, Windows Phone 7.8 will come packed with several features found in WP8, however, it will only support WP7 apps, while its functionality will be limited.
So far, Nokia hasn’t commented on rumor and speculation regarding the Glory, or the Windows Phone 8-powered Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. All we have to do is to wait a couple of more days, and everything will be revealed.