Microsoft India has reportedly started rolling out an OTA (over-the-air) update for select Lumia handsets that enables 4G connectivity option on these devices.
According to a report by WM Poweruser, Microsoft is rolling out an update for theLumia 1520, Lumia 1320, Lumia 930, Lumia 920, Lumia 925, Lumia 830, and Lumia 625 smartphones. After receiving the OTA update, smartphone users will get another mobile data setting for 4G, apart from 2G (GSM) and 3G (WCDMA) settings that existed already.
The report however claims that the due to hardware limitation, these handsets will only support FDD-LTE (1800 MHz) band and not TDD-LTE (2300MHz) that’s used by Airtel for its 4G network. The update doesn’t seem to bring any other new features.
Last month, a WSJ report claimed that Microsoft will launch high-end Windows 10 Mobile smartphones in India later this year. The report citing a Microsoft India executive suggested the company’s plan to launch top-end smartphones running Windows 10 Mobile this year. To recall, Microsoft India this year has mainly focused on budget segment in the country. The company primarily launched sub-Rs. 10,000 smartphones in the Indian market in an attempt to aggressively strengthen its budget offerings.
Soon after announcing restructuring plans for its phone business, Microsoft had confirmed that it would announce “premium Lumias designed for Windows 10″ soon.
Preliminary leaks have suggested that Microsoft is working on two high-end Lumia handsets codenamed ‘Cityman’ and ‘Talkman’, both the smartphones are said to be targeted at the premium segment.