High-end Lumia rumor details pair of Windows 10 handsets
Windows 10 will leave its preview status and make its formal arrival for the desktop sometime this summer – but whether that means July or September is anyone’s guess. And at some point after that, Windows 10 for phones will make its commercial debut, but the ETA there is even less certain. But when that time finally rolls around, we’ll get to check out the debut of some of the first hardware designed for Windows 10 from the ground up – and for a smartphone platform that’s sorely been missing new flagship-caliber devices, those new phones can’t get here soon enough. This afternoon we check out a rumor suggesting how a couple of those might arrive, with spec breakdowns arriving for a pair of possible in-development Lumia models, codenamed Cityman and Talkman.
Talkman is tipped to be a 5.2-inch quad HD model with a hexa-core Snapdragon (so, an 808, presumably), 3GB of RAM, 32GB storage (with microSD expansion), a 20MP/5MP camera setup, and a 3000mAh removable battery.
Cityman, on the other hand, would be a 5.7-inch phablet, also with a quad HD screen. It would run on octa-core Snapdragon and step up to a 3300mAh battery, but the rest of its specs line up with Talkman’s. It’s possible that both phones could get a tri-tone LED flash for highly accurate color temperature matching. On the software side, the rumor mentions a Continuum-sounding feature that would allow users to transfer voice calls from their phones to their PC – maybe with some integration with Skype, we wonder?
It all sounds pretty good, with hardware seriously in excess of anything Windows Phone has seen to date. Does that make this too good to be true, or considering how long it’s been since a Lumia debuted with really cutting edge hardware components, are models like these two just overdue?