"If nobody wants to make Windows phones, we will make them ourselves
," Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella said recently
, confirming the company's dedication to the rumored upcoming Lumia flagships, codenamed Talkman and Cityman internally. We've already had two sources reiterating that there will be a generational leap in the title of the upcoming first Lumias with Windows 10 Mobile, too.
Microsoft will allegedly be naming them Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL
, instead of using the logical 940 notation that comes after its last Lumia 930
flagship. The company did the same thing for Windows, going from 8 straight to 10, so this naming scheme jump isn't unprecedented. The phones are expected to fit in slim metal bodies, have the latest USB Type-C omnidirectional connector, and could be announced in October, likely for November release, or just in time for the holiday shopping rush, with the following purported specs:
Those eventual 20 MP cameras will be an improvement over the current crop of PureView-laden Lumia handsets, it seems, as famed leakster Ricciolo just posted an early sample taken with a prototype "WP10" handset, suggesting that the unit will have improved optical image stabilization system. Of course, he also puts in the necessary precautions that the shot is taken with early pre-release firmware, so that quality judgment is drawn to a minimum, but still it's nice to know that things are ploughing ahead in Windows 10 Mobile
land, as it's been a while since we had a truly flagship Lumia to feast our eyes on.