They’re definitely high-end, but perhaps not as “disruptive” as patient fans of Windows Phone had expected.
Windows 10’s general release is drawing near, both in desktop and mobile iterations, and with the latter, Microsoft’s first ever stab at an iPhone/Samsung Galaxy S “killer” also looms up. It’s been so long since now defunct Nokia last threw something in the cage against top-tier iOS and Android handhelds, we bet you barely remember the Lumia 930.
As such, its follow-up(s), allegedly dubbed Lumia 940 and 940 XL, should drastically raise the hardware bar, with several tipsters hinting at a prospective doubling of the OG flagship’s processor cores and Full HD to Quad HD screen resolution upgrade.
Sounds positively mind-blowing? Perhaps, but the jury is still out on the make and models of chips under the hoods of the two powerhouses. Clearly, Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 is a possibility, but so is S808, especially after LG’s decision to go with the latter on the otherwise stellar G4.
It can be done, apparently, and it doesn’t feel like a compromise, despite 808’s inferior 6-core count. Interestingly enough, the newest source chiming in on 940 and 940 XL’s purported features only invokes the phablet’s CPU, leaving the door wide open to speculation as to the 5.2 incher’s “heart.”
Speaking of, display size seems set in stone at 5.2 and 5.7 inches respectively, and ultra-sharp 2,560 x 1,440 pixel counts are near-guaranteed as well. Hefty 3,000 and 3,300 mAh batteries should keep the Snapdragon 808 SoCs chugging for days, and 3 GB RAM (for each device) will handle delicate multitasking functions.
Last but not least, we’re waiting to get confirmation on key photography technicalities, such as PureView enhancements or Triple-LED Flash, but almost definitely, the rear sensors will be “contained” at 20 megapixels.
Pretty impressive, albeit a few reports alluded to even better 25 MP shooters. Internal storage? Hopefully, it’ll start at 32 gigs, particularly if microSD support isn’t provided. You have to pick one, Microsoft – either a card slot, or 64 GB on-board space alternative. Ideally, both.
Source: WM Power User