Microsoft’s rumored Windows 10 flagship phones which were known as Cityman and Talkman, also dubbed as the Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL by many, will now be called the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL instead. According to a new report from a Chinese tech blog dedicated to Windows Phone, which apparently has credible track record, now claims that Microsoft will be skipping a flagship Lumia generation from the current Lumia 930 to the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL.
In addition, the source has confirmed the specs as well, and says that devices codenamed Talkman and Cityman will sport slim metallic bodies along with the latest USB Type C connector. The report further claims that these devices will be unveiled in October and will likely go on sale in November.
In terms of specs, the source claims that the Lumia 950 (codenamed Talklman) will have a 5.2-inch screen with a 2K resolution. Under the hood, it’ll have a six-core Snapdragon 808 processor bundled with 3GB of RAM along with 32GB of expandable storage. While in terms of optics, it says there’ll be a 20MP rear camera along with a 5MP selfie cam. Juicing up the device would be a 3000mAh removable battery.
As far as its larger sibling the Lumia 950 XL goes, the site claims it’ll have a larger 5.7-inch display with the same 2K resolution and features a Snapdragon 810 octa-core chipset instead.
The rest of the specs on the two have been listed as identical, apart from a 3300mAh removable battery that’ll be housed in the larger device.
Both devices will feature the latest USB Type C along with support for the new Continuum feature, which essentially turns your Windows 10 phone into a PC. And as already mentioned, the duo is claimed to sport slim metal bodies, which is contrary to earlier reports which said that Microsoft will stick with the same polycarbonate back. Notably most of the specs are in line with earlier reports except for the metallic body along with the display resolution on the smaller of the two which earlier reported to be 1080p.
Meanwhile, earlier reports also mentioned that the Redmond giant has as many as six new Lumia devices in the pipeline, that’ll be launched alongside the forthcoming Windows 10 Mobile. Microsoft is planning to launch these devices sometime in October, alongside Windows 10 Mobile which will reportedly be released at an event in the United States late September.