Rumors about Microsoft’s upcoming Windows device the -Lumia 940 XL have been making the rounds for a while. Now, new reports detailing the specifications of the alleged Lumia 940 XL have surfaced online.
NokiaPowerUser has reported that the Lumia 940 XL has a 5.7 inch display with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution and has Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. It will have a slim design with a metal frame. Other reported specifications include an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor with 3 GB of RAM. The smartphone will have 32 GB of onboard storage as well as microSD expandable phone memory. It will also come with Microsoft’s OneDrive 15 GB free storage. The smartphone will feature a 20 MP rear PureView camera for photos and videos, and will feature native pen support as well. It will also feature a 5 MP front camera. The Nokia 940 XL is expected to come with WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 , NFC support and may also have a Type-C reversible connector. For additional security the smartphone is expected to come with an iris scanning tech. The Windows Phone will also come with an inbuilt accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass sensors. It will pack a 3300 mAh battery. The Lumia 940XL may also come with some new Windows 10 Mobile features like Continuum for Phones. The report suggests that Microsoft is developing some exclusive Windows 10 Mobile features like multi window support and 3D user interaction which could be a part of 940XL.
Microsoft is also working on a 5 inch Lumia 940 smartphone which will have similar specification as the Lumia 940XL. The Windows Phone would compete with the latest flagship devices like the Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9, Sony Xperia Z3+ and LG G4. Microsoft hasn’t officially confirmed the devices, although it has stated that there will be a flagship premium Windows 10 Mobile handset launched later this year. The company is planning to launch Windows 10 OS for desktop in July, followed by smartphones and other devices later. Apart from this Microsoft is also reportedly planning a successor to the Lumia 830, called the Lumia 840. The smartphone is expected to have a 13 MP Pureview camera and a 5MP front camera. It will also have a 5 inch display and a more powerful SoC than the Lumia 830 smartphone.