With the launch of Windows 10 just around the corner, Microsoft is also prepping the launch of two new high-end smartphones, mostly likely successors to the Lumia 930. According to reports, these new smartphones are pegged for a launch this fall.

Earlier reports did indicate that the Windows maker was developing two flagship smartphones – the Lumia 940 and the Lumia 940 XL. Now, new leaks have emerged which are in line with earlier reports that Microsoft will indeed bring out two new flagship smartphones crammed with high-end specs.

The latest reports suggest that Microsoft’s first smartphone codenamed “Cityman” will boast a massive 5.7-inch QHD display, a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor backed by 3GB of RAM, a 20 MP PureView camera along with a 5MP wide-angle selfie cam, and a 3300mAh removable battery to juice up the phone.

It’s smaller sibling has been codenamed “Talkman” that gets a 5.2-inch capacitive QHD display along with a 3000mAh removable battery, a 64-bit hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset coupled with 3GB of RAM, while optics on the two smartphones remain the same.

The report further claims that Windows 10 for phones will have a feature that will allow users to send text messages from their phones to other PC’s, and also take calls but can answer them on their PC.

The duo is expected to get 32GB of internal memory along with a microSD slot along with features such as 3D-Interaction, Iris Scanner and pen support.

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However, readers are advised that this report comes from an unofficial Microsoft source, so take it with a pinch of salt until the official word comes out. Though, we do know for sure that Microsoft will release the final version of Windows 10 for phones sometime after the launch of its PC version. Hence, it’s quite safe to assume that Microsoft would want to launch these flagships following the global availability of Windows 10 for phones.


  1. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT LIMIT THIS TO ONE CARRIER IN THE UNITED STATES!!! Microsoft could have sold so many more Lumia Icons if it hadn’t limited it to a carrier like Verizon that showed NO LOVE AT ALL for it! If Microsoft wants to make a big splash in the phone market in the United States, it REALLY needs to do two things. Get a large supply so as not to sell out and 2) make it available on all carriers in the USA like the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge!

    • I couldn’t agree more. I love my Lumia Icon but I don’t like being stuck with Verizon who doesn’t give a *bleep* about the phone. Had it been released on all carriers, I think that the stateside Windows Phone market share would have increased to at least 10% by now.

  2. If this is true it is very good news. I have been wanting to upgrade but holding off for something new along these lines.


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