Microsoft might skip the Lumia 940 generation, go straight to Lumia 950/950XL
"If nobody wants to make Windows phones, we will make them ourselves
." This doesn't really sound like pep talk from Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella, but that's exactly what he said in an interview yesterday
Microsoft is certainly capable of pulling this off, and, given that it already wrote off the Nokia purchase as a loss, whatever Lumias it churns out from now on, are only going to benefit the Windows ecosphere, even if they are not widely successful in the market. In fact, a Chinese tech blog dedicated to Windows Phone that has often broken credible leaks before, claims that Microsoft will skip a flagship Lumia generation, and go from the current Lumia 930 straight to the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL as titles for its upcoming top-shelf Windows Phone gear.
If this name switcheroo materializes, we could be looking at a Lumia 950 with a 5.2-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920. That works out to a 424ppi pixel
density. A Snapdragon 808 is under the hood with a hexagon CPU and the Adreno 418 GPU handling graphics. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of internal-expandable storage. A 20MP PureView camera adorns the back while a 5MP front-facing snapper handles selfies and video chats. A triple LED flash allows you to take well-lit pictures in low-light conditions.
The Microsoft Lumia 950XL in its turn is tipped to feature a 5.7-inch glass with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. That gives the screen a 515ppi pixel density. The 64-bit Snapdragon 810 chipset drives the phone, carrying an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 430 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of native expandable storage. Like the Lumia 950, the camera on the 950 XL is said to come with a 20MP PureView snapper on the back, and a 5MP camera on the front. Both phones are expected to arrive in the fall, carrying the new Windows 10 Mobile
out of the box.