Nokia Glory will replace Lumia 610 but still runs Windows Phone 7.8
The Nokia Lumia 610 is being usurped by a successor model, though the improvements seem minimal
Nokia is working on a successor model to the Lumia 610, the company’s budget model Windows Phone 7 handset, with the working title of Nokia Glory.
However, there’s something a little strange about the plans.
The Verge’s ‘sources familiar with Nokia’s Windows Phones,’ say the handset will be based on the Windows Phone 7.8 update rather than Windows Phone 8.
The reason that’s a bit odd is that it’s likely the Lumia 610 will see the 7.8 update anyway. To clarify, Windows 7.8 will essentially add some of Windows Phone 8’s more basic features (such as the improved interface with scalable Live Tiles) to existing Windows Phone 7 handsets, which sadly won’t be making the leap to Windows Phone 8 proper.
According to the report, the Nokia Glory will run an 800MHz processor, most likely single core and almost certainly made by Qualcomm, along with 256MB of RAM and a 4-inch touch display.
So, to boil it down it’s pretty much a Lumia 610 with a slightly bigger display and, perhaps if we're lucky, an external re-design.
We’d like to think the quality of the display’s picture might be improved, but as Windows Phone 7.8 doesn’t support the same high resolutions as Windows Phone 8 (720p) it seems unlikely.
At this point nothing has been finalised on a release date or availability but there is some suggestion it’ll be launched before Christmas.