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Alleged Microsoft Lumia 940 specs leak: Snapdragon 805, 24 MP PureView camera, WP10

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Alleged Microsoft Lumia 940 specs leak: Snapdragon 805, 24 MP PureView camera, WP10
Microsoft took over the Nokia Lumia branding with a vengeance, and the next flagship that will appear under the Microsoft Lumia tag is shaping up to be a worthy first effort, judging from the purported specs, coming straight from a Nokia supplier factory. Now, we can't vouch for the authenticity of this factory computer screenshot we were sent, but the specs don't seem completely out of whack, so hopefully the Lumia 940 will materialize as listed below.

To start off, Microsoft would eventually eschew the latest Quad HD display trend, and stay with a 5" 1080p display, which we can't say we are disappointed about, as QHD panels currently draw much more power than more conventional resolutions. Interestingly enough, the phone is listed with Gorilla Glass 4 protective screen sheet - an edition that hasn't even been announced by Corning yet, which raises some red flags. Equipped with a 2.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, coupled with 3 GB of RAM, the claimed Lumia 940 won't feel underpowered at all.

We saved the best for last, as the Lumia 940 might sport a new PureView camera generation with 24 MP resolution, capable of 4K video recording with 60fps, as well as a 5 MP frontal shooter with 1080p capabilities, which makes us impatient to see some test shots. We've heard that Nokia has this new camera module in the pipeline before, but for the first time we see a phone listed with it as a main shooter. The Lumia 940 might also be comparatively compact, at 137 x 71 x 8.9mm, weighing 149 grams - the whole point of issuing new editions of the PureView camera tech is to shrink its signature virtues into ever more compact modules. For comparison, the current Lumia 930 flagship is a full millimeter thicker, although it bears the same width and height, which leads us to think that Microsoft might use a similar-looking chassis for the 940.

If this all turns out true, that is, as anyone can concoct such a table, and shoot a computer screen with it on display. Also, since the operating system listed is Windows Phone 10, don't expect the alleged Lumia 940 to land anytime soon, but rather chalk this off to wishful thinking. It's nice to have goals, though.

Thanks for the tip, Paul!

Alleged Microsoft Lumia 940 specs leak: Snapdragon 805, 24 MP PureView camera, WP10

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posted on 10 Nov 2014, 03:57 9

1. Tritinum (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2014)


930 was a big fail, lets hope 940 can compensate (which it probably will not)

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 04:27 5

6. timukh (Posts: 293; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


930 was a fail because of the timing and availability! They released it at a time when flagships were having sd801 processors and it had sd800 which is a 2013 processor. Next was the availibility! I dnt think nokia/microsoft released a phone with so less availibility ever, it was supposed to release in june in India but they delayed it till Oct. No one wants a phone now having old hardware with flagship prices! It was an epic fail for them. Hope they can improve it.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 05:22 3

14. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2183; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


It was also a fail because it was a step backward from the 1520, and not the 5" 1520 people wanted when the 1520 came out. Releasing a phone that is not better than a phone you released over 6 months prior is a recipe for fail.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 07:14 2

30. muhsen (Posts: 281; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


tell that to Sony

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 08:07 2

34. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2183; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


I would, but they aren't listening to anyone.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 09:40 1

39. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


I agree.....dude
They launched 930 with Icon specs, was a big down point.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 14:58

44. HarryWild (Posts: 60; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


Isn't the 810 schedule to release in April 2015? So they will be again behind in SoC technology!

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 21:18 1

47. marcski07 (Posts: 598; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


windows phone is different from android, enough with the specs comparison, when they are different eco system, like PC games, assassin's creed vs battle field 4, the one needs monster spec but crap gameplay, while the other needs only mid to highend spec but fantastic graphics. So, just focus on user review if they all comes out, iphones too has old tech, but still the user experience isn't bad which when the specs of iphone with android os in it, it will be horrible... so if you try to compare, compare it not just specs but the whole phone, and user experience..

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 22:46 1

49. mplecas (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Dec 2014)


Well said, consumer reviews and feedback trump all else, specs and so called experts' reviews hold nothing on real world feedback. For example, when shopping for a cheap no contract phone the sales person was pushing me toward an Alcatel with a qhd display and quad core, I did my homework and found the lumia 521 to have massively superior consumer reviews as it seemed that all owners were very happy as was I after getting what was my first Nokia and WP and delivered me from Android.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 05:33 2

18. DogeShibe (Posts: 1113; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


>lets hope
940 can compensate (which
it probably will not)

Please tell me more about how WP is a failure.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 09:36 2

36. tech2 (Posts: 3451; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Are you seriously asking how WP is a falure ?! I can give you 10 reasons but the simplest one lies in the numbers.

Even after more then 4.5 years of release the OS's already measly market share continues to fall. If it wasn't for MS and its deep pockets this OS would've gone long time ago. The only success (if it can even be called success) it had was because of Nokia and its strong market image and great camera tech.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Windows-Phone-keeps-losing-market-share-Chinese-users-almost-non-existent_id62292

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 13:00 2

42. mayur007 (Posts: 565; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


to be mentioned nokia was the only company who has spent same amount per phone for marketing

the amopunt of phones they sold when they lumia 800 series etc

they calculted and found the marketing cost per phone(which was sold) was 450-500, which is the price they were selling there windows phone, that means they paid the same amount and on a phone at which they sold

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 05:34

19. Wtechrover (Posts: 4; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


No it isn't. It does pretty well in Europe.
You forgot the pricing. It's according to what you get.
And for that price it is competitive.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 09:38 1

38. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


I just want to see battery size....in this specs.
Important!

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 03:59 10

2. Scarambay (Posts: 88; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


PureView camera is the only thing that got going for WP. I wish it's available on Android, too.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 04:38 4

8. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1413; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


It will come in few years when WP dies and MS starts making android phones or it just sells nokia or its phone division to someone else.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 05:31 5

15. DogeShibe (Posts: 1113; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


U mad bro?

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 05:33 4

17. Wtechrover (Posts: 4; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


Wishfull thinking...WP will never die because MS needs mobile phones for Cloud and Mobile first.

Best is to get a Windows phone anyway. You can thank me later ;)

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 06:38 2

27. juandante (Posts: 463; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Micromoney will have to kill anyway WP. Just like it did for Surface RT or other Kin, or like it slowly kills Bing.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 06:53

28. fsnas (Posts: 102; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


when Microsoft gets desperate with WP, instead of making Android phones, it'll open WP OS just like regular Windows.

and that's what I hope for!

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 19:41

46. Venkatramanan (Posts: 310; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)


Have you ever used any WP device. If not, get away and go and praise google / apple in the respective articles. Don't troll here.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 05:09

13. vincelongman (Posts: 4421; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


A PureView Project Ara module would be awesome

Probably wont happen, but we have other companies like Sony, Canon, Lecia, Panasonic, Nikon

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 08:20 2

35. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


I disagree. If you like Android, stick with it. Don't need your negative jealousy...

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 13:01

43. mayur007 (Posts: 565; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


same here

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 04:00 2

3. Bondurant (Posts: 426; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


Finally a beast. Excellent built size too.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 04:22 1

4. Symon_Fleece (Posts: 335; Member since: 30 May 2014)


24 mp, snapdragon 805 with 3GB RAM os very powerful on a windows phone!. I think it doesn't have microSD Card slot, 'cause there's 32GB - 128GB internal storage option :(

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 05:34

20. Wtechrover (Posts: 4; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


Or those are external storage options..

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 04:26 1

5. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


If its being announced tomorrow then it would be a surprise, but I don't think so. They'll announce a midranger most probably.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 05:04 1

12. tigermcm (Posts: 855; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)


midranger would be correct i dont see MS doing a high end.......soon

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 04:32

7. noler (Posts: 322; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


Seems fake to me, is supposed to be "Windows 10" and not "Windows Phone 10".

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 04:53

9. DogeShibe (Posts: 1113; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Same thought here as well!

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 05:03

11. tigermcm (Posts: 855; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)


they are doing away with "phone" in the name part on the one windows strategy

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 05:35

21. Wtechrover (Posts: 4; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


Or MS started building before the name change.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 04:59 1

10. smarttechbadworld (Posts: 74; Member since: 07 May 2014)


Omg yes snapdragon 805 and 1080p screen now we will see the real power of snapdragon 805 finally.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 05:32

16. note4 (Posts: 8; Member since: 19 Oct 2014)


where the hell is the lumia 1530

posted on 23 Feb 2015, 10:58

51. uberlaff (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Feb 2015)


Mary Jo Foley dropped a really big hint about this on Windows Weekly 2 weeks ago. She said Microsoft is integrating Pen (Stylus) functionality into the next gen Windows phones.

So I would say, expect a 1530 with stylus for Windows 10 release. (3-Quarter-2015-ish)

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 05:51

22. jasonhsutuna (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


This spec is written in Chinese, but it looks like it was google translated.
I think "清除黑色顯示" means "ClearBlack screen,"
but "金環蛇" = Snapdragon?
We don't write like that.
The formal Chinese translation of "Snapdragon" is "驍龍."

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 07:05

29. Chuck007 (Posts: 1109; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


I'm pretty sure that's the Chinese for Adreno - the Snapdragon GPU.

This is looking promising so far! Can't wait to see the actual unit.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 06:03 2

23. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1544; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Man Oh Man you cannot please People. folks were putting down Microsoft for not making a flagship level smart phone now this one comes along and we get complaints. This is a good smart phone to replace the aging lumia 920. I am sure a 41 pixel microsoft lumia will make it's debut too in 2015. Microsoft's big year is going to be 2015. Windows 10 will clear the air of the Stink of Windows 8 and Microsoft Universal Apps will make their big debut. I think
Windows smart phones will make a little improvement in sales but giant leaps in getting the smart phone functions and apps People want. Windows smart phones are on the Way up not down/.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 06:23 2

24. CitizenX (Posts: 21; Member since: 27 Jun 2014)


930 is actually an EXCELLENT phone. If you are unfamiliar with windows8 or have simply never used one, then don't make ridiculous, childish statements.
Its fine not to know something about a phone, it just not alright by bagging it out when you don't. All phone manufactures need respect and commentary from a non 'fanboy' point of view.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 06:31 1

25. mokhtar (Posts: 405; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


Windows phone ? Naaah

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 10:06

40. Arte.8800 (banned) (Posts: 48; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


Don't like Wp to, but great specs and design.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 06:36

26. Tumaini (Posts: 27; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)


With these specs... MS just chop ma money

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 07:18

31. Micah007 (Posts: 254; Member since: 09 Oct 2014)


Too small for me, but looks like a good device.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 07:38

32. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


Although I'd prefer a true 1020 or 1520 successor, this one could be truly sweet, especially with 128 gigs memory!

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 07:51

33. vuyonc (Posts: 1014; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


"capable of 4K video recording with 60fps". Wait, what?!

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 09:37

37. Classique (Posts: 73; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


I was actually going to get an iPhone today but this made change my mind

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 11:22

41. boosook (Posts: 1436; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Most important thing, did you notice? The sheet says "windows phone 10"

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 19:30

45. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Exploding Johnson....

posted on 11 Nov 2014, 02:31

48. wasenhorn (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


I have a lumia 820 & iPhone 5s currently and I think I know what my next upgrade would be. Lumia 940! If its not too bulky. I really love my 820, and the ease of use of WP, and it has all the apps I ever would need. Seriously whats the point of having millions of apps in the store, if more 90% of them are worthless (yea referring to android). The most important reason for me to go for 940 is windows 10, I think windows 10 will really be worth the salt. And I have been looking for a true 'unification' of all my devices for such a long time. It would be awesome to have my phone, tv(xbox) and pc all having the same OS.

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 23:49

50. toby91 (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


I like these specs... A little late to the party but I don't think anyone can complain when these are clearly a step in the direction users want. The 940 will do great with these specs, but now they really really need to put together a release for the 1520 successor to standout and be different from it in more than just appearances and lack of an SD card expansion option. Make them available on multiple carriers with multiple color options and give the 1520 successor a surface pro 3 pen modified to be optimized for a phablet in size and function. Glad to see these improvements, I love windows phone and hope that we can keep getting better phones and that Microsoft listens to this kind of feedback :)

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