Microsoft is bringing the horsepower when it comes to their first-flagship Lumia device under its own branding, according to the latest rumors. While the actual launch of this device is likely nowhere in the near future, and probably will not see store shelves until Q1 of 2015 – possibly closer to the spring, and to compete with a Samsung Galaxy S-series launch.
While the wait might be killing some diehard Microsoft fans, this device should definitely be worth the wait. The phone will have a 5-inch FullHD display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. That said, it might be the least exciting feature that is rumored to be associated with this device. The device is rumored to be coming with a Gorilla Glass 4 protective screen sheet, which Corning has yet to announce even. That should give many an indication of how far out this device could still possibly be. The Lumia 940 will be toting a 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB of RAM, and a shooter that could potentially put most other smartphones on the market to shame.
The phone will run Windows Phone 10 — more precisely, it’ll be Windows 10 tailored for smartphones – and features WLAN, NFC and USB 3.0. In addition, the phone will come in three storage variants i.e. 32GB, 64GB and 128GB (No microSD card).
Rumor has it that the company will be sporting a brand new PureView camera with a 24MP sensor and the capability of shooting 4K video at 60fps. If that does not seem like enough, the front-facing camera will tote 5MP with 1080p capabilities. The exciting part about this is that while Nokia had previously mentioned working on bringing this camera technology to their smartphones – the company never actually got around to it. Now, Microsoft looks to be picking up the baton right where Nokia left off, and even is trying to bring a little extra horsepower to the table in the process.
This device is also rumored to be a little more tightly packed that previously released editions of the Lumia brand. 137 x 71 x 8.9mm to be exact and that would make it one of the slimmest Lumia devices on the market as well as being one of the fastest, and most well-built from the Microsoft family. This is certainly an upgrade from the current Lumia 930 which is the flagship of the Nokia, now Microsoft brand, so these updates are welcomed updates – at that.