Microsoft has apparently planned something big for this calendar year. The company’s latest Windows 10 OS is all set for a late summer launch, in addition, the company is prepping the launch of not one but two flagships this year. For now, they are called the Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL, though the Redmond giant can launch them under different names altogether.
Now a report has surfaced that claims the new flagships will look very identical to Lumia 830 in terms of design. The report further stated that both the Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL will get a polycarbonate body with aluminum enclosed frames.
However, the juiciest bit the report mentions is the inclusion of USB Type -C ports in both Lumia handsets. Another new inclusion on both flagships would be the Iris scanner, which essentially allows users to unlock their device through eye contact (Windows Hello).
Bearing in mind that this report has been confirmed by multiple sources, we can expect Microsoft to make some additional changes by the time they are officially announced.
Other specs on the two smartphones include a 5.2-inch display on the Lumia 940 while its XL sibling gets a 5.7-inch screen. The duo are expected to sport a quad-HD resolution, which is a quite significant upgrade over its predecessor. While other features on the two will mostly remain common that includes 3GB of RAM, 32GB storage, 20MP rear camera with PureView technology along with a 5MP selfie cam.
The Lumia 940 is likely to get 3000mAh battery while the 940 XL sports a slightly beefier battery unit at 3300mAh. While powering the Lumia 940 will be a Snapdragon hexa-core chipset whereas the big Lumia is expected to get a Snapdragon 810 octa-core chipset.
Sources also suggest that Microsoft has indeed reconfirmed that the report is factually correct. Both the Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL are expected to go on sale sometime between October to November, and will come pre-loaded with the latest Windows 10 Mobile.