Microsoft will release its flagships Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL this September in all likelihood. But we are more excited since the handsets will pack in a set of virtual tabs instead of the regular capacitative buttons. While there has been no official line on this front, we are awaiting the media event Microsoft has slated for September to see these phones.
Lumia 940 Specs
Going by recent leaks and rumors, Lumia 940 is expected to flaunt a 5.2-inch screen size with a 1,440 x 2,560 OLED display. The handset will be powered by a Snapdragon 808 processor and also house a powerful 3GB RAM.
As for onboard storage, we anticipate a memory of 32GB that can be expanded using the microSD card slot. Rumors have it that a 20 MP shutter will find its place at the back with a PureView lens. We expect the Lumia 940 to also come with a 5 MP selfie shutter. Additionally, the flagship will run on Windows 10 while also featuring an Iris scanner on a beefy 3000 mAh battery.
The XL Version
As for the Lumia 940 XL, it is set to be bigger by 0.5 inches in terms of screen size and will have a Snapdragon 810 processor to fire it up. The battery will be beefier at 3,300mAh. … Read the rest
Microsoft Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL, which are now being tipped to be named Lumia 950 and 950 XL, could launch at the IFA scheduled in September. Further, they would be available in stores by October or November. Although there is no official confirmation about these phones from the manufacturer, rumors suggest they are on the way.
Reports published by Windows Central suggest that these phones will come with an iris scanner for facial recognition and they are expected to include Surface Pen technology.
Also on the cards, is the introduction of covers for these smartphones. The cover would have a circular cut-out so that users can check notifications easily. Apart from this, reports also confirm earlier predictions regarding the 5.2-inch QHD display and 64-bit hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Soc processor.
Meant for premium smartphone users, the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is also expected to come with a 20MP PureView rear camera along with a 5MP wide-angle camera in the front. With an in-built storage of 32GB, the device would be worth noticing.
To know confirmed specifications of the phone, Microsoft fans will have to wait for official confirmation from the company or for its launch.
After buzz that Microsoft will introduce its new flagships by the name of Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, sources online suggest that the new handsets will be released soon. Come November or even October this year, the Lumia 950 Series will debut in the market. Interestingly, these handsets still are going by their codenames Talkman and Cityman that had been the case for Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL respectively.
We have came to know that the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL will have a sleek body with a full-metal build. In addition, the handsets will house an USB-C port backed by Continuum support.
The website reveals that Microsoft Lumia 950 will have screen size of 5.2 inches a with 2K resolution powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon six-core processor. The handset will come with 3 GB RAM with on board storage of 32 GB that can be expanded further. The shutters will pack in 20 MP and 5 MP on the back and front respectively while the phone will be featuring a 3000 mAh battery.
The 950 XL version will come in 5.7 inches screen size with 2K resolution. The processor will be of the same make as above but will come with eight cores. The other features are same but the battery is bumped up at 3300 mAh battery.
Microsoft has gone on record admitting that the Nokia deal was a debacle and if a Chinese tech blog for Windows Phone is to be believed, then the giant might skip releasing any Lumia 940 variants and bring in a new line branded the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950XL.
The Specs Revealed
If there indeed is a Lumia 950 on the cards, it could come with a 5.2-inch screen coupled with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 and 424ppi pixel density. Powering the phone will be a Snapdragon 808 processor with hexagon CPU. Graphics will be taken care of by Adreno 418 GPU handling graphics. With a 3GB of RAM, one can expect a higher speed than all previous Lumia 950 handsets. Reports also suggest that the other features would be similar to what we had expected for the Lumia 940. These include:
32GB of internal-expandable storage
20MP PureView main shutter
5MP secondary shutter with triple LED flash
Bigger And Better
As for the Microsoft Lumia 950XL, we expect a 5.7-inch screen size backed by 1440 x 2560 resolution with a pixel density of 515 ppi. Processing will be jet fast thanks to the 64-bit Snapdragon 810 chipset with octa-core CPU and top-of-the-game graphics are expected due to the Adreno 430 GPU. All other features are similar to the Lumia 950, err the ex-Lumia 940 from Microsoft.
Here’s presenting yet another leak on the Lumia 940 XL, the upcoming Microsoft flagship from WMPowerUser, a Windows site of repute. The source here is based somewhere in Netherlands that reveals use of polycarbonate for its exterior. However, fans need to prepare for a hefty price tag that could be higher than even the Apple iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S6.
Weighing The Prices
Apple iPhone 6 comes for $699 for while the Samsung Galaxy S6 is up for sale at $599. Going by their sturdy metal look, we think that the Lumia 940 XL will be high priced justifiably. As for the Lumia 940, we are not sure if it will come metal clad but from what WMPowerUser reveals we know that the Lumia 940 comes in a 5.2-incher HD display, backed by 1,920 x 1,080-pixel resolution.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor will power it to life while 3 GB RAM will ensure smooth functionality for the new Lumia 940 series on the block. Add to this 32 GB of built-in storage that is expandable via microSD card support and we are already excited about laying hands on the new Microsoft babies.
Specs For The Lumia 940s
Furthermore, talks of 20 MP main camera with triple LED flash and the selfie cam of 5 MP are doing rounds for the Lumia 940. The 940 XL version has the same features except a bigger screen size of 5.7 inches and resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. Powering the Lumia 940 XL to life will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC processor.
The run up to the Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL gets interesting with Microsoft officially confirming launch of smartphones laced with Windows 10. Few reports even suggest that there could be a lot of handsets that the giant is set to launch with Windows 10 onboard. To add more fuel to this fire, comes Jonas Daehnert’s latest concept render of the Lumia 940. The well known designer has played with black and gray monotones on this render in HD on Behance.
Checking Out The Lumia 940
The Lumia 940 from Microsoft will pack in a 5.2-incher Super AMOLED display topped with 1080-pixel screen resolution, according to Phone Arena. The much awaited flagship will feature a 25 MP PureView main snapper with triple-tone LED flash. The secondary snapper will have 5MP on lens.
September Calling For Lumia 940
Microsoft’s Lumia 940 will be beefy due to presence of hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor while 3 GB RAM will ensure quicker speeds. As for onboard storage, the number stands at 32 GB, which can be expanded to 128 GB. The huge battery of 3,250 mAh will ensure more power to the flagship. Lumia 940 release date is yet to be confirmed, rumours say it may be out by September.
Amid numerous renders and leaks of the Lumia 940 from Microsoft, Phone Designer’s concept render has an interesting insight. The concept that this source highlights is the presence of the latest Windows 10 Mobile OS on the upcoming flagship besides the fact that the Lumia 940 appears pretty similar to what we saw on the Lumia 930.
The Inner Specs
As for our experience with the Lumia 930, we did love the 5-incher that and with the Lumia 940 seemingly packing in just 5.2 inches screen size, we do not expect a leap here. However, the latest concept render did reveal that the Lumia 940 will come in a full HD screen sans bezel. This automatically means that the device will have an edge-to-edge screen without bumps here and there.
The Shutter Specs
Rumors have it that the main camera will come for a whooping 20 MP while being topped up with triple LED flashlight. This means that the photographic capacities will be as great as the Lumia 930 offering. Flaunting a USB-C will be a highlight for the Microsoft flagship. This feature has never been available for any flagship from the maker till date. In case the same makes it to the Lumia 940 XL as well, then the Samsung Note 5 will have biting competition.
Microsoft struck more than a cord after taking over Nokia but it seriously needs a game changer– and Lumia 940 or the Lumia 940 XL might be the one here. Futuristic, limelight hogging and stiff competition for Samsung, HTC as well as Apple, the Lumia 940 and the Lumia 940 XL will have a sculpted look in aluminum frame while also flaunting the latest Windows 10 Mobile.
What’s On Offer?
While the physicality appears stunning on paper, the bull’s eye will be hit with the Lumia 940 flaunting a 2.7 GHz Snapdragon 805 processor. Gaming enthusiasts will find much excitement on the Lumia 940 and the XL variant thanks to Adreno 420 graphics. Booting speed will be jet-fast due to the 3 GB RAM that comes with onboard storage of 32, 64 or even 128 GB. The screen size stands at 5.2 inches for the Lumia 940 while the bigger XL model touches 5.7 inches. As for the resolution, expect 1920×1080 pixels and a topping with Gorilla Glass 4.
The Camera Capacity
The handsets will offer WLAN, NFC and USB 3.0 support but the focus of Lumia 940 is the 24 MP PureView that equipped with LED flash, 4K video with 60fps. As for selfies, click away with the 5 MP front shutter. All this—wrapped up with a 3250 mAh battery.
Microsoft will finally be able to have a leader with this line of Lumia. We aren’t too sure about the pricing though. As for the release date, we are all looking at a probable September release.
A latest render of Lumia 940 XL hints at some stupendeous hardware specs. Reportedly, Lumia 940 series is up for launch soon and will come packed with Windows 10 OS system. As for the launch date, it is slated to be sometime during the later half of this year.
What’s Inside Lumia 940?
The leaked Lumia 940 render comes with the name RM-1100, according to the listing. However, this is way different than what we reported as RM-1085 that leaked on AdDuplex. The rumored Lumia 940 will come with quad HD display as opposed to a display with 1080p resolution reported previously. Powered by a 810 octa-core processor, the Lumia variant will pack in 2 GB RAM while flaunting 16 GB internal storage.
The Shutter Story
In addition, the flagship will supposedly house a 20 MP shutter on the back while selfies will be easy to click, thanks to a front 5 MP clicker. Another leak that is going by the name Cityman also reveals that the Lumia 940 will come with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB in-built storage. However, the upcoming Windows Phones will not be officially announced till we see the Windows 10 launch.
We have spotted so many concept renders and benchmark leaks of the Microsoft Lumia 940 that we are almost salivating over the yet to be released flagship. The latest design comes from Jonas Daehnert who has made a splash in the world of concept design.
We sniffed Fabula Design as an inspiration for the Lumia 940. The capacitive buttons on the screen makes the design appealing as well as functional. It appears to have a rounded edges. Therefore, the render suggests a non-bezel invested look.
As for the internal specs, the Lumia 940 XL comes loaded with a Snapdragon hexa-core processor and brilliant Adreno 430 graphics for seamless gaming. The display size is expected to be 5.2-incher while the handset will come laced with 3 GB RAM. Store as much as you like with 32 GB internal memory that can be extended up to 128 GB.
Microsoft is creating a lot of hype surrounding a plausible iris scanner on its Lumia 940 XL too. We have had no official word but know that the leaks could soon signal actual arrival of the much awaited ware from MS. For more leaks and revelations, watch this space.