20 September 2016
So it seems that Microsoft is finally done with it’s Lumia line-up. Microsoft has dropped the link for Lumia smartphones from the store page entirely. The link initially used to take anyone visiting the page to the Lumia phone lineup. But it is now replaced by "Education Store".
However, one can still purchase Lumia phones from the Microsoft’s Devices section. You can still reach it by going through the Devices drop down menu.
Microsoft has also made it clear on several occasions that it is working hard to bring newer devices to the market. If that is actually true then it seems that they are only making some space for something more exciting to come. The Surface Phone rings the bell though.
The Microsoft Surface Phone has been a part of the rumors for quite a long time now. Surface phone is reportedly being built by the same Microsoft engineering team that built the Surface and Surface Book, headed by Panos Panay. The team has been responsible for designing Microsoft’s “premium” devices. The Surface Phone is said to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 (MSM8998) chipset and will come in three storage variants. The pricing of the phone is rumored to be around $900 which seems to be pretty expensive though.
So whatever be the reason for dropping Lumia smartphones, it seems that Microsoft isn't really too keen on advertising the brand too much.