Microsoft may not be the world’s most famous smartphone OEM, and particularly after the turn of events with the Lumia division. That said, the company did confirm a solid commitment to the platform, and that we should expect flagship devices later this year. Rumors first started with the Lumia 940 / 940 XL, and then these flipped to Lumia 950 / 950 XL. Now it seems things are flipping again.
Sources claim that Microsoft will indeed launch a Lumia 940, Lumia 940 XL and even a Lumia 840 later this year. The Lumia 940 is said to bring a 5.2-inch QHD display, and be powered by a 64-bit hexa-core 1.8GHz Snapdragon 808 SoC matched with the Adreno 418 GPU, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. We also see a 20 megapixel primary shooter matched with a 5 megapixel camera for selfies, a 3000 mAh battery and all ran by Windows 10 mobile.
The larger Lumia 940 XL sports a 5.7-inch QHD display. 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 810 with the Adreno 430 GPU, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. It sports the same camera combo of its smaller sibling, but a larger 3300mAh battery. Windows 10 Mobile is pre-installed.
The Lumia 840 would be the mid-range solution with a 5-inch display, dual SIM functionality, a 13 to 14 megapixel PureView camera and a 5 megapixel camera at the front.
The source claims that the higher-end Lumias will be made of polycarbonate and be 7-8mm thick, use software keys for navigation but though no data was provided on the midrange Lumia 840. We also hear that all three devices will sport software buttons for navigation keys. We’ll see if more information emerges later this year.