Lumia 940 no more: slim metal 950/950 XL tipped for November release with USB-C

Lumia 940 no more: slim metal 950/950 XL tipped for November release with USB-C
Last week, a Chinese tech blog dedicated to Windows Phone that has often broken credible leaks before, claimed that Microsoft will skip a flagship Lumia generation, and go from the current Lumia 930 numbering straight to Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL.

"If nobody wants to make Windows phones, we will make them ourselves," said Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella, and they are indeed betting the house on the new handsets, it seems, as another source has now confirmed the generational leap, at least in the title of the upcoming first Lumias with Windows 10 Mobile.

The source reconfirmed the specs, too, saying that the phones, codenamed Talkman and Cityman internally, will fit in slim metal bodies, have the latest USB Type-C omnidirectional connector, and will be announced in October, likely for November release, or just in time for the holiday shopping rush. Here are the purported specs for the new Lumias that will herald the arrival of Windows 10 Mobile:

source: ITHome via WMPU



1. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

guess i might be buying a windows phone again!! I wanted to get a 930, but ill def wait for this, even if these aren't the exact specs

38. unregistered

Dual sim, I am taking the 950XL

2. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

808 and 810? Not cool, Microsoft. Not cool at all.

25. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

it's damn hot......

53. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

yeah,,, it's maybe hot with android but not sure it'll be hot too on wdp 10.

31. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

It's definitely okay, but I would really love to see new WP coming with Intel, that should really allow devs to write multiplatform apps and could turn WP into something like Ubuntu Edge

33. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

cheap aluminium is a disappointment. Will have ugly scratches and dents like iphone... why they are ditching premium poly carbonate body? previous lumias feel like military tanks

3. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

May 810 have mercy on the XL.

12. Zylam

Posts: 1816; Member since: Oct 20, 2010


48. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

I am also not liking it but it's not android and windows isn't a resource hog like android is so the 810 should be fine.. But we will see. Win 10 runs smoothly on any cheap Nokia Lumia with even 512 ram.

51. razraptre

Posts: 168; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I heard Qualcomm is producing 810 V2?

4. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Damn, November? I hope there's something else in the midrange coming before that.

5. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Microsoft should have gone for intel.

8. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

There is an Intel windows phone coming in 2016, as confirmed by Nadella.

6. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

praying it will be upgraded to SD820... if not, this will be DOA

7. TheGunnyPT

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

But then again it's WP it will perform well regarding the specs if it's a 810 or 820. Even with a 801 the 1520 rarely lags.

11. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

800 not 801.

40. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

yeah but if Microsoft wants to attract people to buy high end smartphones, they better be high-end indeed, not some 1 year old tech with a high price tag

41. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

It is not just about hardware, we understand that with Android hardware is what matters most. For me hardware and software need to blend well. The 1520 with win10 on it right now doesn't feel at all old. In fact when people see it...they are always asking me if I have a pre-production model when I say its running preview software. Smooth, fast, crisp, and is lasting 17-20hrs right now with my usage, and 3 days during my last camping trip. For me personally I would want a new AMD APU Mobile soc (Or intel) that is used in tablets. 3800mah battery, 6in screen (I like even numbers), usb-C, Continuum. and 25MP camera. I would want MS to allow me to run full win10 off an sd card in a VM type situation so I can trick my phone into thinking its a full pc.

22. rsiders

Posts: 1954; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

And you would be wrong. Windows Phone will run much more optimized despite the specs and will be twice as smooth and fast as Android phones that need so much power to run well.

56. Plutonium239

Posts: 1214; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Android doesn't even run that great on high end android devices. Even the high end ones have issues and lag over time. My friend who has a Galaxy S6 has had to factory reset the device twice already because of lag issues. It didn't even go 6 months without lag appearing, its rather sad.

9. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

I just don't think so if this rumor be true many other ones confirm it's polycarbonate and say it will come out with Windows mobile 10 so November release is a little unlikely.

55. Plutonium239

Posts: 1214; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Why is a November launch unlikely? The builds of Windows 10 Mobile are not as far long as the desktop version, only Windows 10(for desktops, tablets and laptops) is launching on the 29th.

10. Swordylove

Posts: 209; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

Another bunch of giant phones.

13. Zylam

Posts: 1816; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Why? What's the point? Just release the new ones as 940? Either way man these phones are gonna be so hot, can't wait to upgrade from my 1020.

14. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I'm hoping they stay with 441ppi display. Their cameras are already great, might buy lumia again if they can impress me with long battery life and new wp10 features. Who knows, WP10 might be catering android apps as a surprise package.

15. RangoX

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

If they know that 810 overheats, why do they keep using it?

17. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

What options do you see?

20. rishav20193

Posts: 241; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

they can optimise the OS to use exynos 7420 or 7422

26. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Exynos 7420 or 74224K supports Ultra HD on-device display *CONCURRENT* with 4K Ultra HD output to HDTV 1080p and 4K external displays for Continuum like the 810 and 808?

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