At Mobile World Congress, Microsoft launched its latest offerings in the budget segment, the Lumia 640 and the Lumia 640 XL. For those holding out for a flagship device, the Redmond giant announced back in January that a Windows Phone flagship running Windows 10 for phones will arrive sometime in 2015, with no mention of a date. In an interview with The Verge, Microsoft's director of phone marketing Neil Broadley said that a flagship will be available following the launch of Windows 10.
According to Broadley:
"We remain completely committed and focused on new flagship products. That said, certainly we believe the best time to bring those flagship devices to market is when we have our very latest flagship software experience available. We're focusing our flagship development for slightly later when Windows 10 is available."
The wording suggests that a Windows Phone flagship from Microsoft will only be available after Windows 10 hits general availability, which is scheduled for summer 2015. That means an eventual launch sometime in the latter half of the year, making it a long wait for those looking to upgrade from last-gen devices like the Lumia 920 and Lumia 1020. For now, Microsoft seems intent on bolstering its efforts in the budget segment, with the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL heralding a move in the right direction for the hardware giant.
Source: The Verge