Lumia 940 no more: slim metal 950/950 XL tipped for November release with USB-C
posted by Daniel P. / Jul 21, 2015, 8:24 AM
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.
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:The source reconfirmed the specs, too, saying that the phones, codenamed Talkman and Cityman internally, will fit in
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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
posted on Jul 21, 2015, 8:26 AM 3
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808 and 810? Not cool, Microsoft. Not cool at all.
posted on Jul 21, 2015, 8:28 AM 2
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May 810 have mercy on the XL.
posted on Jul 21, 2015, 8:28 AM 5
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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.
posted on Jul 21, 2015, 5:31 PM 0
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Microsoft should have gone for intel.
posted on Jul 21, 2015, 8:46 AM 2
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praying it will be upgraded to SD820... if not, this will be DOA
posted on Jul 21, 2015, 8:52 AM 1
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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.
posted on Jul 21, 2015, 8:58 AM 7
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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.
posted on Jul 21, 2015, 2:20 PM 2
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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.
posted on Jul 21, 2015, 9:39 AM 7
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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.
posted on Jul 22, 2015, 3:21 PM 0
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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.
posted on Jul 21, 2015, 9:00 AM 0
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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.
posted on Jul 21, 2015, 9:10 AM 1
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If they know that 810 overheats, why do they keep using it?
posted on Jul 21, 2015, 9:10 AM 1
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What options do you see?
posted on Jul 21, 2015, 9:15 AM 0
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