Updated: Polaroid is pointing its lens toward Windows Phone

Updated: Polaroid might’ve been displaying a Windows Phone handset throughout IFA 2014, however a representative for the company told TechRadar that the Polaroid WinPro 5 is actually ‘just a principle prototype that was being tested.’

That directly contradicts the details acquired at the trade show, but nevertheless the spokesperson stated Polaroid ‘could or couldn’t actually bring it to market, it’s prematurely to inform.’

However the spokesperson did alert us that Polaroid is obviously currently offering Android smartphones in addition to Android tablets, which they are ‘popular’ in Europe and Asia.

Original story below…

In case you are uninformed, Polaroid has for some reason been slowly rolling out budget Android tablets over the previous number of years, and now the company is pointing its lens towards Windows Phone.

Polaroid’s main focus stays on photography, though given it’s not churning out instant video cameras the method it utilized to.

But the image business also presented a pair of Android tablets in 2013, and 3 more this year, and it’s not stopping there.

The Polaroid Windows Phone handset is called the Polaroid WinPro 5, and although it has not been formally revealed, it was on display screen at Polaroid’s booth during IFA 2014, reports German site WinTouch.

Double standard

The phone, Polaroid’s very first smartphone ever, was not designed or developed by Polaroid, according to the website, but by Japanese company JSR Technology.

JSR obviously develops common phones and afterwards sells the designs to business who brand them as their own, and the WinPro 5 is based on a template called ’17B.’

The Polaroid WinPro 5 supposedly comes with a 5-inch 1280×720 display screen, a quad-core processor believed to be a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 200, 1GB of memory, 8GB of storage, 8- and 2-megapixel cameras, dual SIM support, and a 2400mAh battery.

As Neowin explains those specs are similar to other budget Windows Phone handsets’, consisting of the Yezz Billy 4.7 and the XOLO Win Q900s, showing these phones might all be based on the same JSR design.

The Polaroid WinPro 5 will supposedly go on sale in Europe in October for less than EUR200 EUR (about $260, ₤ 160, AU$ 275), but just to be sure we have asked Polaroid to validate these and other aspects, and we will upgrade this post with any additional details.