The Lumia line of Windows-powered smartphones will be releasing new iterations this October, and ahead of their unveiling is the hype over the Lumia 950 among loyal Lumia users. Could this new flagship help increase the consumers of Microsoft's smartphones?
Microsoft, the Redmond-based tech company, is reportedly planning to release two new flagship smartphones next month and they are the Lumia 950 and its larger kin, the Lumia 950 XL. The two handsets have yet to receive their official market names, so they currently go by their code names: the Lumia 950 is called Talkman while the Lumia 950 XL is called Cityman, as per Business Insider.
Since news about the arrival of two new Lumia phones surfaced, many speculations about their specs and features have emerged online. The Lumia 950 is going to be a relatively large phone, but it will not enter the phablet arena with its 5.2-inch display.
The Lumia 950 XL on the other hand, just like what its name suggests, is joining the phablet market with its 5.7-inch display, which is similar in size to Samsung's Galaxy Note 5.
Like its predecessors, the Lumia 950 will get a high-end camera that's packing 20 megapixels and and flaunting PureView technology, according to PC-Tablet.Plus, the Lumia 950 is said to come with a camera bulge reminiscent of previous Nokia Lumia handsets (see photos below).
The device that runs on Windows 10 mobile out of the box will also come with Qi wireless charging and will support USB Type-C.
The Lumia 950 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 64-bit Hexa-core processor. Additionally, Lumia fans will also be thrilled to know that the Talkman is going to come with advanced iris scanning technology on top of its fingerprint scanning feature, the Windows Hello.
Given its features and specs, Microsoft execs prefer to call the new Lumia 950 a "premium" smartphone instead of a "flagship" device, as reported by ZDNet.
Brad Sims and Evan Blass have leaked images of the Lumia 950 and the larger Lumia 950 XL ahead of the official unveiling and release date of the handsets. Check them out below.
.@bdsams I see your Cityman, and raise you a Talkman (top to bottom) pic.twitter.com/u9rACR4CeX — Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 27, 2015