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

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!



1. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

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

6. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 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.

14. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 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.

30. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

tell that to Sony

34. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

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

39. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

44. HarryWild

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

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

47. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 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..

49. mplecas

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 18, 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.

18. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

>lets hope 940 can compensate (which it probably will not) Please tell me more about how WP is a failure.

36. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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.

42. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 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

19. Wtechrover

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 10, 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.

38. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I just want to see battery this specs. Important!

2. Scarambay unregistered

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

8. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

15. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

U mad bro?

17. Wtechrover

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 10, 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 ;)

27. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

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

28. fsnas

Posts: 122; Member since: Jun 18, 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!

46. Venkatramanan

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 15, 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.

13. vincelongman

Posts: 5718; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

A PureView Project Ara module would be awesome Probably wont happen, but we have other companies like Sony, Canon, Lecia, Panasonic, Nikon

35. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

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

43. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

same here

3. Bondurant

Posts: 784; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Finally a beast. Excellent built size too.

4. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 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 :(

20. Wtechrover

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Or those are external storage options..

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 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.

12. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

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

7. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

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

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