Leakster suggests the next Lumia flagship will be metal-clad, slim, and powerful

Leakster suggests the next Lumia flagship will be metal-clad, slim, and powerful
It's been quite a while since we've seen a Lumia flagship. The last one to come out was the Nokia Lumia Icon / 930, some time before the Microsoft acquisition of the Finland-based company became final. Ever since Lumias have been rocking the Microsoft name, we've only seen budget-oriented entry level and midrange devices.

Redmond has said that it will be announcing another flagship after it launches Windows 10, and it makes sense. Since the company boasts the OS update to be the greatest thing to happen to Windows, it's only natural it wouldn't want to release a top-shelf device that's rocking the older software just months before the new one's release.

So, the supposed Lumia 940 (speculated name, based on Lumia naming scheme) is still shrouded in mystery – and there are a lot of questions to be answered. Will Microsoft choose to go with a refined design, rather than the pointy rectangle we're used to? Will it go full-on metal or keep the vibrant-colored plastic back panel? Will it pack bleeding-edge hardware, or will it dial it down a bit, based on how confident Microsoft is in its Windows' resource management? And, last but not least, when could we expect a possible release?

Well, a Twitter leakster has posted an image some hours ago, which is all warped and squished, but seems to promote an upcoming Lumia, which will apparently rock quite a bit of metal on its body. The tweet says that the handset will be slim, too, which could be a welcome change, compared to the slightly bulky Lumias we have now, but we hope it doesn't come at the expense of battery life. According to the leakster, “it's going to be a hot Autumn” for Windows Phone fans, which could mean that Microsoft may be planning an unveiling at the September IFA. Though, that's pure speculation on our part.

Thanks for the tip!



source: @Riccolo1

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16 Comments

1. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Slim,strong and fast? MS phone? oh!...yeah?

12. waddup121 unregistered

Can't wait!

2. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Finally Microsoft bringing its Surface tablet look onto mobile especially the sides with trapezoidal slope.

3. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

It's been long since any thing exciting came out with a lumia tag.

4. hafini_27

Posts: 945; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Price of Lumia 930 has dropped for about half where I live. I will wait to see the next Lumia flagship and consider buying the 930 or not. My 730 is okay but I can just sell it and invest a little more to get the 930.

5. mchea

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

hey hafini_27 please how much is Lumia 930 where you live or perhaps if any store has a website around you i can look it up.

6. hafini_27

Posts: 945; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

I live in Vietnam and it is really versatile here when it comes to buying smartphones. There are many smartphone stores that buy phones from different countries to avoid taxes and with time they drop the prices of the phones to stay competitive when new ones are out. So, in case of Android WP devices, prices usually drop significantly after 1 or 1 and a half year. For reference, when converted, here a Lumia 930 is about $229. Where do you live?

7. mchea

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

Cyprus

8. hafini_27

Posts: 945; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

That is like half the world map from where I live.

13. mchea

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

lol ahahahah yeah that's true

14. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

which part?

16. mchea

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

North

9. rsiders

Posts: 1899; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

They need to at least announce the phone before the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus announcement and release in September. So hopefully mid to late August. But I like that more and more leaks and teasers are coming. Lastly, the Lumia 900, 920, 1020, 1520, and 930 were all exclusives. This one needs to be available to the masses. If HTC can get the One M8 for Windows on all three carriers I don't see why Microsoft can't.

10. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Call me a skeptic, but the Twitter account it came from has a total of 74 tweets....none of which look earth shattering in terms of breaking tech news. I'd take this with a huuuuuge grain of salt.

11. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

take it with a kilo of Salt. Grains aren't enough. :D

15. NateAdam8

Posts: 435; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

I'll believe it when I see the complete product cause Smartphones do and can get cancelled but if it is true that maybe my next Smartphone.

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