Microsoft’s New Lumia Flagships Revealed

Posted on July 23, 2015 by Paul Thurrott in Windows Phones with 0 Comments

Microsoft's New Lumia Flagships Revealed

Image courtesy of Windows Central

Windows Central has published the definitive preview to Microsoft coming Lumia flagships, the Cityman and Talkman, which may go to market as the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, respectively. Much of what we see here was largely expected, but there are a couple of neat surprises that I think will delight Windows phone fans.

First, be sure to check out Daniel’s report. As he notes, there are many rumors circulating about coming Lumia devices and only some of them are true. But you can trust what Daniel is communicating here. And that is:

Two devices, codenamed Cityman and Talkman, respectively.  The specs break down like so:

Talkman

Matte White or black polycarbonate body
5.2-inch WQHD (1440 x 2560) OLED display
Snapdragon 808, 64-bit Hexa core
Iris scanner (infrared) for Windows Hello
3 GB of RAM
32 GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot
20 MP PureView rear camera
5 MP Wide-angle front facing camera
3000 mAh removable battery
Qi wireless charging with flip cover
USB Type-C

Image courtesy of Windows Central

Image courtesy of Windows Central

Cityman

Matte White or black polycarbonate body
5.7-inch WQHD (1440 x 2560) OLED display
Snapdragon 810, 64-bit Octa core
Iris scanner (infrared) for Windows Hello
3 GB of RAM
32 GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot
20 MP PureView rear camera with triple LED flash
1-mm silver ring inside the circumference of the black camera pod
Aluminum side buttons
5 MP wide-angle front facing camera
3300 mAh removable battery
Qi wireless charging integrated
USB Type-C
Surface Pen compatibility
Smart Cover option with a circular hole so you can see a contact’s picture when they call or text you

Daniel notes that it’s not clear if Microsoft will use the 940/940 XL or 950/950 XL naming scheme for these devices. He also has news about a new Continuum device named “Munchkin” that seems to look a lot like Microsoft’s MD-10 Bluetooth speaker. “It is a docking station with USB and display ports that can connect to these phones via USB Type-C,” he writes. “This accessory will let the phone use the Continuum feature to project onto a computer display with mouse and keyboard support.” Price? $99.

Again, check out Daniels’ report, as he has even more information. And get excited: if you were waiting for—desperate for—a Lumia flagship, I suspect either one of these devices will fit the bill. I cannot wait.

And thanks to Daniel Rubino for being so forthcoming with this information. A lot of us are getting a bit frayed, and this really helps.

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