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Prospective Microsoft Lumia 840 XL spotted in testing with 5.7-inch screen

The name of the impending Windows Phone 8.1-based phablet isn’t directly quoted, but it can only be 840 XL or 740 XL, according to credible sources.

Lumia 830

Zauba strikes again, allowing safe passage to India for single and dual SIM 5.7-inch handhelds originating in Finland. No prizes for guessing the two’s Northern European manufacturer, which has technically become a wholly owned subsidiary of a certain Redmond-located tech titan recently.

What are the unreleased Nokia Microsoft Lumias doing in India? “Internal testing” suggests their commercial launches might be a little ways down the road, possibly waiting for Windows 10 to complete its own final verification and optimization processes.

Valuated at the whopping equivalent of $605 or so, these jumbo-sized devices sound like prime candidates for that rookie MS flagship we’ve been looking forward to. Only more often than not, Zauba’s “price tags” prove misleading or inaccurate (or both), so our safest bet at the moment is we’re dealing with single and dual SIM Lumia 840 XL flavors.

Lumia 840 XL Zauba

Following in the footsteps of the 5-inch Nokia Lumia 830, and allegedly set to be joined to market by a 5-inch or so non-XL 840, they should offer top-notch camera specs, including PureView technology. On a 13 or 14 MP rear sensor, with 5 selfie-friendly megapixels opposing it.

Since we believe a $400, not $600 off-contract tariff is targeted, screen resolution may be kept relatively modest, at 1,280 x 720 pixels, while Windows 10 software, even if not provided out the box, will make its way over-the-air to the tiled phablet in time for the holiday season.

Sounds enticing… enough, albeit nowhere near as outstanding as the Quad HD Lumia 940 and 940 XL packing octa-core Snapdragon 810 power, 3 gigs of RAM each and at least 20 megapixels of PureView photography muscle.

Source: Nokia Power User

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