New rumor claims to reveal the specs of two upcoming Microsoft Lumia flagships


A new rumor claims to reveal the hardware specs for two upcoming Microsoft Lumia flagships. According to UnleashThePhones, the tech blog that posted these specs quoting an unnamed Microsoft insider as source, the two Lumia flagships are referred to internally as the Lumia Cityman and the Lumia Talkman. At the moment, there is no way to verify the validity of these specs, so make sure to maintain a dose of skepticism when digesting this info.

Microsoft Lumia Cityman


The Lumia Cityman seems to be a high-end phablet. The display is said to measure 5.7 inches across the diagonal, while the resolution is pegged for 1440 by 2560 pixels (QHD). Under the hood, the Lumia Cityman is said to come with an octa-core chipset from Qualcomm paired with 3GB of RAM. 

At the moment, the Snapdragon 810 (the same chip that powers the HTC One M9) and the Snapdragon 615 are the only two octa-core chips that Qualcomm has to offer, but since the Lumia Cityman is said to be a flagship, we'd be inclined to believe that the Snapdragon 810 is the more likely choice. Other rumored specs include 32GB of integrated storage space, a microSD card slot, a 20MP primary camera, a 5MP secondary shooter on the front, as well as a 3,300mAh removable battery.

Microsoft Lumia Talkman


According to the rumor, the Lumia Talkman will bring a similar set of specs, but in a smaller package. The rumor claims that the Talkman will come with a 5.2-inch display running at 1440 by 2560 pixels (QHD). Under the hood, the smartphone is said to feature a hexa-core Qualcomm processor paired with 3GB of RAM. The only hexa-core chipset that Qualcomm currently makes is the Snapdragon 808, which is the same chip you're going to find inside the recently-unveiled LG G4

In the camera department, the Talkman is rumored to feature the same 20MP - 5MP camera setup as the Cityman. The battery is said to be slightly smaller, standing at 3,000mAh. The source also said that Microsoft is aiming to make the Lumia Talkman much slimmer than the Lumia 930, which shouldn't be very hard to do seeing that the Lumia 930 measures a rather thick 9.8mm across its waist.

The new Lumia flagships will most likely be launched only when Windows 10 for smartphones is ready. In other words, even if this rumored specs turn out to be accurate, you shouldn't expect to be able to purchase these two smartphones for a few good months in the future. In the meantime, you can take another look at the Lumia 930, the current-generation Lumia smartphone.


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27 Comments

1. g2a5b0e unregistered

Incorrect information in the article, gentlemen. The 810 is not the only octa-core chip Qualcomm offers. The 615 is also octa-core & it can handle up to 2560x1600 resolutions.

17. ricmdv

Posts: 28; Member since: May 02, 2015

"At the moment, the Snapdragon 810 (the same chip that powers the HTC One M9) and the Snapdragon 615 are the only two octa-core chips that Qualcomm has to offer" It says it there though?

18. g2a5b0e unregistered

It was changed after my comment.

2. mihai.a

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 15, 2015

Thanks. The 810 is the only high-end octa-core chip though.

19. g2a5b0e unregistered

It was obvious that you meant to reply to me. Nowhere in the article does it say that is high-end, so what is your point? We all know that this is more than likely the 810; my simple point is that the statement was wrong.

3. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Interesting both versions have the same resolution.

4. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Interesting both versions have the same resolution.

5. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

The 5.7 is mines if this the only phablet line of the future.....im guessing they killing the 1520 line, I wish it would be at least 6 inches, but I wont complain, I been holding on to my lumia 1520 for almost 2 years, and I never had any problems, that I had with Android, so If this the real upgrade for my 1520 I would gladly purchase it

6. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Wow thats exciting news if true!

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22213; Member since: May 28, 2014

This is awesome! Definitely will pick up the 5.7 inch "cityman", if this is true, as a secondary handset! Windows 10 is really turning out to be really good!

8. Heisenberg

Posts: 377; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

They should release a version codenamed "pacman"

9. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Well we know that qualcomm is making a new octa core chip the 820 do maybe they're making a new hex core as well. I'd like to see the next Microsoft flagship come with the latest and greatest not the overheating 810 and the underpowered 808. Microsoft should wait for better qualcomm chips.

23. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

With WP 10 arrival after Windows 10 for desktop (probably late summer or in fall) i don't think SD 810 & 808 be an option.

25. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

i hope you're right.

10. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

I have been using Android phones all my life... but the camera on the lumia phones man.... It makes me wanna switch

11. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

And they keep ignoring the HTC One M8 for WP. It is also one (flagship) WP device that worth mentioning.

26. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Yeah a flagship only available in USA

12. kurama.

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 13, 2014

Sounds good but I know by the time they will bring it out. It would be outdated just like they did with the 930 by that time people lose interest and buy other phone instead man ms is lazy nothing is going to change wp will remain the same old unpopular o's.

13. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

The 810 will be fine in these devices. It just android is a heavy resource sapping system. Windows does not require much (w10 can run on 512mb ram)

16. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

After a while it hangs ,seen that on all of my friends using 720,525.

20. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Those are low end devises and of you compare them to same hardware in Android, Android ones doesn't look better so lets say less hangs than Android.

21. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

dont have problems with hang on my 521's and 635's. Have a few of those actually. Unless you call 'resuming' hang. And even then, at least resuming means your phone is working, where android will just sit there and do nothing when it hangs.

24. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Not specifically, resuming is when you open some apps hangs are when your phone freezes, freezing in low end devices could be explained but for a phone with 2, 3 gigs of ram and more than 2 GHz per core is just crazy. What Google? You need 8 gigs of ram and octa core CPU with 2.5 GHz for your OS to run smoothly while Apple could do the same with 1 gig ram and 2 cores!?

14. dlsnhuff

Posts: 111; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

QHD screen for a smartphone / phablet, huuuuuhhh

15. rsiders

Posts: 1971; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Three words: bring it on. Give me the 5.2 version for T-Mobile please. Checks all the marks I want in a flagship.

22. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The only good thing about these phones is that the SD810 will probably benchmark a lot better without Android. Or they will be able to cook the benchmarks without getting caught like Apple does since they can hide the cheating with WP10. What they should do is expose the Apple tactics. Use a 750p screen with the SD810 and use wp10 and watch it own the benchmarks and show people how crappy Apple is.

27. alexvoda

Posts: 39; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

Where is the Lumia 1030, Microsoft? Where is the next Pureview camera phone?

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