Microsoft To Launch Two High End Smartphones Later This Year

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The Lumia 930 may finally be getting able successors
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It’s been a year since Microsoft unveiled a high end smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 930. Microsoft fans in the market for a new smartphone have been asking for something to replace the 930. For now there’s been little choice: either you get the 930 or the Nokia Lumia 1520 or HTC’s Windows Phone equivalent of the One M8. Since the 930 launched, Microsoft has gone on to drop the Nokia branding on its smartphones and unveiled a number of budget devices with the new Microsoft Lumia branding. Word reaching us is that the company is ready to introduce high end devices under the new branding as well.

The Lumia 930 may finally be getting able successors

As of now, we know that the devices will be two. According to Softpedia, they are codenamed Cityman and Talkman. This is a departure from the catchy codenames we have had in the past like Bandit (Lumia 1520). With the two devices, Microsoft is set to give Windows Phone fans their first QHD display devices and will see the specifications bumped to 2015 standards like 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage for the base model.

Rumoured specs of the two are as follows:

Cityman

  • Display: 5.7 inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) display
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage expandable via microSD
  • Chip: 64-bit Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
  • Camera: 20 MP rear, 5 MP front
  • Battery: 3300 mAh
  • Triple LED flash (triple-tone)

Talkman

  • Display: 5.2 inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) display
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage expandable via microSD
  • Chip: 64-bit Hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
  • Camera: 20 MP rear; 5 MP front
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • Triple LED flash (triple-tone)

As Joe Belfiore, the guy who’s hairstyle was likely the main inspiration for the logo of Microsoft’s new browser, Edge, stated at Build 2015, none of these devices will show up before Windows 10 becomes available on PCs. These will likely be the devices the company uses to show off Windows 10 mobile.

Source: Softpedia

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