Microsoft Lumia Cityman (950 XL) and Talkman (950) show up in new images

Microsoft Lumia Cityman (950 XL) and Talkman (950) show up in new images
According to recent rumors, Microsoft will host a pretty big event in October, where it's going to announce at least four new devices: a Surface 4 tablet, a Band 2 wearable, and two Lumia smartphones. These two smartphones - codenamed Talkman and Cityman - might end up being called Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL, or Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL.

Regardless of their final names, both the Lumia Talkman and Cityman have showed up today in a few leaked images, including two renders (revealed by @evleaks) showing each phone from three angles. There's also an image that reportedly shows the Cityman in real life, connected to what may be a Continuum docking station - which should allow users to display what's on the phone's screen onto a PC screen.

The Lumia Cityman (aka Lumia 950 XL, or Lumia 940 XL) is expected to sport a 5.7-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display, while being powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor. Furthermore, the handset may feature an iris scanner, aluminum side buttons, and a 3300 mAh battery.

The Lumia Talkman (aka Lumia 950, or Lumia 940) reportedly has a 5.2-inch Quad HD screen, and is powered by a six-core Snapdragon 808 processor. The new handsets seem to have many common features, including 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable storage space, 5 MP front-facing cameras, and 20 MP PureView rear cameras. Obviously, the smartphones should run Windows 10 Mobile out of the box.

Microsoft might announce its new Lumias on October 19. Who's waiting for this?

sources: DrWindows, @evleaks via WMPowerUser

Related phones

Lumia 950
  • Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)
Lumia 950 XL
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3340 mAh(19h 3G talk time)



1. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

That design is not the familiar unique Nokia's design. That the mid-range smartphone design.. I don't know, but it is not the high-end premium Nokia style, like the one in Lumia 930, 1520, 925.

3. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Agreed. Franky, to me at least, it looks like some cheap entry level Chinese phone. The Lumina 930 was beautiful, what's going on?

35. jojon

Posts: 433; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

agreed, actually i think the 925 is one of the most beautiful phones made

44. abc_xyz

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

The whole Nokia team is fired and this is what we get from "Great" Microsoft designers!

48. xtplnet

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Yes dude, Lumia 930 is awesome. I own it and most of my friends envy it, for its rich design, superb FHD AMLOED screen and excellent camera !! I shine it every chance I get !!

13. diehardnokian

Posts: 147; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

that logo looks like surface's

46. amro99

Posts: 114; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

That silver ring around the lens in talkman is reminding me of weird Chinese phones from 2009

47. robcar

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 18, 2011

I was hoping for premium Surface design but this looks kind of mediocre. Maybe they want to price it aggressively...

64. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

pricing aggressively is what they need now... once they'll gain above 10% market share, then they can turn to adding considerable profit margin in the phones... Windows 10 = Free Lumias = throw away price -------------------- Winning Formula

75. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Absolutely right, I agree with you 100%. Selling without profit to make as many ppl to switch to Windows as possible is what that is required at the moment. Coupled with the availability of all android and ios apps. Microsoft does'nt have any card in the sleeves to play away.

78. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

Not impressed and I have been a WM user since WM5.0, this season maybe the one that finally gets me to change to Android. The Venice by BB looks sweet.

2. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Looks pretty good.

15. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Cityman is the better looking of the two. The question is, what is Microsoft going to ask for them? Right now, value is going through the roof below $500 for consumers. There's every chance in the world that Microsoft asks too much (i.e. S6 and iPhone 6 money).

20. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Yup, this is basically GS6 level phone minus premium metallic build with muuch less desirable branding and OS that hasn't yet fully convinced consumer (nor tech)market that it's a good/worthy option. No more than $500 is a good price or this will be a niche phone to Windows Central guys.

67. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

they may price it higher bcoz they are using expensive poly carbonate... they should adopt cheap aluminium bcoz people consider it premium, it does look premium as well despite being a cheaper option

74. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

asking too much will surely be a failure for microsoft and will be a nail in already dwindling windows market share. They already have a negligible market presence and they have to take a non profit approach. 500$ is a good price to sneak in. Selling it without profit is the need of current situation. It will act as a snitch and will allow microsoft to discover the interest of consumers toward Windows 10. Then microsoft can take different directions in future updates to add/update user experience based on feed back of huge user base. They can add premium in future devices after the success of windows 10. They also must have to make sure about android and ios apps portability on Windows 10, otherwise it will be another failed version of windows.

4. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

cityman is any day all day cant wait.

5. Arthurhkt

Posts: 723; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

That doesn't look like the Nokia design that I know

6. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Looks much better than I expected though not a major fan of the speaker location. Thought these were supposed to have a metal build?

49. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Lumias continue to utilize polycarbonate for their bodies. The rumored Surface phone would have a metal body like the Surface tablets.

63. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

A Surface phone will be sweet! Thanks for the info guess I'd wait and see how great the Nexus 5 2015 is before I decide whether I should upgrade this year. Not a hurry really cause my 6 Plus is of course more than what I need.

7. miketer

Posts: 520; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

One of the beauties of 920 was the placement of the speakers. I wish MS follows that trend. Can't see that in the Talkman though

25. Swordylove

Posts: 209; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

Yeah hate the speaker placement at the back. It should be at the front, or at least at the bottom.

8. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

Ugly. If they looked the same as the Lumia 930 except metal build, they'd have me sold.

9. miketer

Posts: 520; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

And Cityman

10. gazmatic

Posts: 808; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Cant wait to buy that cityman

11. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Far from my expectations as design and hardware. Design: plastic, hump on the back... Not 930 evolution. This is more like downgraded design. No waterproof, bad place for the speaker... Hardware: to present in mid October flagship with sd808 sounds silly and stupid. I'm disappointed. A lot. Will not buy.

12. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

fix the godamn app store and I will be all over WP.

51. Plutonium239

Posts: 1215; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

That's the whole point of windows 10. They gave the regular version away for free to create a large user base to attract devs to make new universal windows apps. Also, any developer can essentially one click port IOS apps to a universal app now. Windows 10 mobile added in support for apks(no emulation, they are natively supported). All a dev must do is submit their app to the windows store. Of course with both options, devs can spend a little more time tweaking the apps to take advantage of unique windows 10 mobile features, live tiles, Cortana integration, etc...

62. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

There we go.

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