Looking for flagship phones? Microsoft doesn't have one for you yet

Just in case you thought about shopping around for a new flagship phone with great features and irresistible looks, Satya Nadella has word for you that Microsoft isn't in the race yet.

Having incurred a loss of $3.2 billion recently after writing off the unit that manufactured erstwhile-Nokia phones, Nadella has his knives out to reorganise the phone business and culling 7,800 employees in the coming months.

He is also planning to launch the fewest phones possible to keep the business afloat. He'll do this by catering to affordable, business and premium smartphone requirements worldwide with just one or two phone launches for each segment.

As of now, the best Nadella has to offer is the Lumia 1520- a top-spec smartphone featuring  a 6-inch full HD display, 20MP primary camera, Quad-core 2.2 GHz processor, wireless charging, 4G connectivity and a 32GB storage. Next is line is the Lumia 1020 with a 4.5-inch HD display, 41MP primary camera, 4G connectivity, Dual-core 1.5 GHz processor and free built in OneDrive storage of 30GB.

However, both these phones are currently not available in Microsoft's UK stores, leaving you with mid-range options like Lumia 735, Lumia 640, Lumia 535 and the Lumia 520.

As per reports, Microsoft is planning on designing two new premium phones named Cityman and Talkman which will be compatible with the new Windows 10 mobile OS. Even though Nadella has so far stayed mum on these phones, Unleash The Phones reported that Cityman will feature a 5.7-inch QHD display, an octa-core processor, 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, 20MP and 5MP cameras and a 3,300 mAh removable battery.

On the other hand, Talkman will contain a smaller 5.2-inch QHD display and will feature an octa-core processor, 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, 20MP and 5MP cameras and a lighter 3,000 mAh removable battery.

We expect these two phones to be released later this year following the launch of Windows 10 operating system. Until then, you'll have to leave out Microsoft from your plans if you need a flagship phone right now.

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