Given 7800 job cuts Microsoft is witnessing under CEO Satya Nadella, it appears that the company is planning to cut down its phone hardware business. Though according to @evleaks, who is known for giving reliable tips in the past, says that the Redmond giant has at least six new Lumia smartphones in the pipeline, ready to be launched alongside the new Windows 10 Mobile which will reportedly be released at an event in the United States on September 24th. Hence, there will likely be a range of Lumia devices customers can pick alongside the top-end Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL.
Among the new entrants would be the two devices mentioned above. The Lumia 940 XL, as the name suggests would be a flagship device with top-end specs that include a 5.7-inch QuadHD display and a Snapdragon 810 processor. Other notable specs include a 20MP PureView camera, 3GB of RAM along with the addition of an Iris scanner.
While its smaller sibling, the Lumia 940 will reportedly sport a 5.2-inch FullHD display and will feature a Snapdragon 808 chipset onboard, the rest of the specs will be the same as the larger Lumia 940 XL. Reportedly, the duo will be getting an exorbitant price tag, more than the iPhone 6 and the flagship Galaxy S6.
Recently, the company released a new Build 10166 of Windows 10 Mobile for members of the Insider Preview program, making the mobile version up-to-date with its desktop variant. While Microsoft’s Gabe Aul suggests that the new Windows 10 Mobile build 10166 is focused primarily on ‘improvements to core quality’.
And as we’re aware that Lumia devices are not the preferred choice when it comes to timely updates, however this time around Microsoft has promised it won’t be the case as the company says it’ll have more control over the upgrade process by bypassing carriers.
“We proactively update supported devices with necessary updates to address issues. And today, we’re announcing this continuous update process applies to all Windows 10 devices, including phones, said Microsoft in a blog post.
Meanwhile, the Redmond giant yesterday confirmed it’ll have a strong presence at this year’s IFA trade show to be held in Berlin, Germany scheduled for September 4-9. Sources suggest that Microsoft will not announce any new smartphones at the event, but will unveil new tablets and talk about how Windows 10 ecosystem works across all devices.