It’s one of the mid-range and budget range smartphone Microsoft has been working on this year, and fans waiting for a true flagship to finally come along, and here is one device which might be already on their way to consumer markets, most-apparently – the Lumia 940 and the Lumia 1040. Teased at in alleged leaked images.
Microsoft will however may come up packing some serious firepower when it comes to a Windows 10 for smartphones, kown as Windows 10 Mobile hardware. Leading the way will be the Lumia 940 and 940 XL, and the former is codenamed “Talkman“, according to top leaks sorces, and assosiated with the regulatory codes RM-1104 (3G) and RM-1106 (LTE).
While the latter device – the Lumia 940 XL, codenamed “Cityman.” Assosiated with the regulatory code RM-1085, but it appears to be a mid-range phablet, like the Lumia 740 XL or 840 XL – both yet-unannounced and rumored.
Reports already surfaced and speculations about the mysterious device including a bigger XL model, a USB Type-C connector and 20MP camera. New leak found a blurred out photo, recently uploaded on Twitter, of what is said to be the camera of the upcoming Lumia 940 handset. @evleaks, reveals nothing beyond the blurred image. Still got a beautiful 3D render, which apparently gives a much clearer perspective. what is believed to be an upcoming successor to the aging Lumia 1020, aka Windows Phone’s supershooter.
Don’t give up hope, Windows fans. pic.twitter.com/Vce2NODMnk
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) June 15, 2015
On the side of the camera lens we now find not one, two but three distinct round elements, reminiscent of LEDs. Dual-note flash technology is already fairly popular, but not much has been done with an array of three lights. The camera module appears to have a tri-colored LED flash and we already have seen a handful of tri-colored LED designs previously, and with the Vibe from the Lenovo Group LTD.
Notably, though that the position of the aperture indicates this is a different camera and perhaps authentic (Nokia Devices’ larger cameras are often offset from the flash). The third one could be something similar to LG’s color spectrum sensor.
Expected Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL specs goes with a 5.2″ QHD screen (1,440 x 2,560px) on the smaller one and a phablet-sized 5.7″ of the same resolution on the XL. Chipset is Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 for Lumia 940 and S810 for XL sibling. Both the next handsets to run on 3GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage with 5MP front-facing cameras to complement the 20-megapixel primary shooter.
All we can expect is that one or more of this high end devices (Lumia 940, 940 XL, Lumia 1040) to make their debut at the IFA 2015 consumer electronics trade show – starting on September 4-9 in Berlin, Germany. While sources also points to an August availability of Windows 10 Mobile in finished form, and should knwo the truth by sometime in Sept. or October.