Quad-HD Windows 10 phone, possibly the Lumia 940 XL, confirmed through ad network

Quad-HD Windows 10 phone, possibly the Lumia 940 XL, confirmed through ad network
Smartphones running on Microsoft's Windows software have been noticeably adrift of their Android-based competitors when it comes to tech. specs. Octa-core chips and several gigs of RAM -- commonplace among devices running KitKat and Lollipop -- aren't so abundant in the Windows Phone market, which is largely attributable to the fact that the software doesn't support such grandiose hardware. But with Windows 10 Mobile, things will be changing, and as well as higher-powered innards, better-than-FHD displays will exceed the 1080p output of most current Windows Phone high-enders. After numerous rumors of Windows 10's first quad-HD smartphone, we now have evidence to suggest that such a device is in development, and it could well be the enigmatic Lumia 940 XL

We've seen a number of concept renders of the would-be flagship Lumia 940 XL, and have also heard that it may pack an iris scanner. But while rumors and concepts are great and all, solid evidence is a lot easier to get excited about, and AdDuplex has confirmed that a device with a quad-HD, 1440 x 2560 resolution is in the works.
 
The new 'Microsoft RM-1100' was picked up on AdDuplex's ad network a few days back, but while we do know of the apparent resolution, there are no dimensions at this point. It has been suggested, however, that the Lumia 940 XL will include a 5.7-inch display, which is in line with most other phablets on the market. There will also, as per the rumor mill, be an octa-core processor. 

AdDuplex's findings also point to a device named 'Microsoft RM-1104', which has a 5.2-inch 1080p display. This is almost certainly the standard Lumia 940, and underlines the notion that the larger handset be the king amongst men in the Windows space. 

Aside from the heavy processor and super-sharp display, the Lumia 940 XL may also bundle a stylus of some description. There could also be a 25-megapixel rear-facing PureView shooter with 4K video, and whatever happens with the rest of the device, you can bank on the camera being a top-notch affair. 

Thoughts?

source: AdDuplex via WMPowerUser

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35 Comments

1. razraptre

Posts: 168; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Waiting...

15. waddup121 unregistered

BRING IT ONNN

24. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Waiting for continuum feature of Win 10. Best of luck MS.

25. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

in fall....

30. Firestorm

Posts: 44; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

Yeah. Finally...

2. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Bring it on! Waiting for the 1020 successor!

3. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

If they price right They will have good sale They have good phones But there pricing is really bad, too high They ask 500$ for a 400$ phone They just need a proper pricing for there products

4. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

agreed, they price their phones too high which is enough to kill my any interest in their devices. I am full on android but do take interest in pureview camera but lack of apps and games along with high price make my decision tougher.

12. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

thanx

11. nuldolor5x.com unregistered

$500? My goodness. Windows phones are not supposed to cost more than $300. If Microsoft wants to make a comeback effort, they should think of the pricing first. Ridiculous prices will not and will never help them.

13. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

thanx

19. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

If it has full, up to date specs, it should be priced like all high end flagships. Doesn't really matter what OS it runs. If you don't want to pay that, don't get a flagship or any high end phone for that matter.

20. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

"Windows phones are not supposed to cost more than $300" says who? people complain about the lack of premium/flagship devices. then when are are presented, they expect to pay mid to low-range dollar? hm, doesn't quite work that way.

5. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

Hope it will not come with s810, and should have xenon flash, not an dual Led Flash.

7. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Only the Lumia 1020 successor might have a Xenon flash...

22. MuddyCow

Posts: 90; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

I was reading the camera sensors article and found that the 928 used both xenon and a LED, that was awesome.

6. epic_ninja420

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

If they were smart they would brand it as a Surface Phone.

9. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Exactly. Lumia has become synonymous with cheap, low end garbage while surface has a high end, premium reputation. And people like surface. Many people have never even heard of Lumia. Just plastering that name on it will help it sell.

32. daqwid2727

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

maybe in US. but in europe, (im sure about Poland and Germany) Lumia is considered as a good, soild phones. and all Lumias r kind of a brand, coz nobody is saing "i have a nokia/microsoft" everybody is saing "i have a Lumia" - changing that, will kill that brand. Surface in Europe is nonexisting thing.

34. iliketech

Posts: 78; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Nokia Lumia 930 and Lumia 1520 are great phones - will compete with any other os phones. they have GREAT cameras, Cortana beats Google Now, etc. the Lumia phones MS is creating I haven't purchased since they are low-end specs... If that's what you are talking about. Like I said the Lumia 930 and 1520 are as good as any phone out there, except maybe the Nexus 6 or Note 4, which are pretty darn fast. But the Note gets bogged down with Samsung's overlay. ha

8. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Can't wait to replace my G2...

10. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

How come every windows article starts by bashing the platform? It's annoying and just starts fan boy arguments Anyway, I am excited for the smaller one, talkman. If it has continuum and a few other things, I might upgrade my M8.

21. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

because this is PA

29. ben.r

Posts: 53; Member since: May 29, 2015

Not bashing, just stating facts. Incidentally, I probably use WP (Lumia 1020) the most of all platforms.

35. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

It's not what you say, but how you say it.

14. NateAdam8

Posts: 439; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Hoping for all carriers to have it and for flagship that'll blow my mind.

16. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

The future of Windows Phone is getting interesting

17. GeekMovement unregistered

Pretty phone in the thumbnail pic.

18. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

The 940 can't come soon enough, a flagship Windows Mobile with ridiculous specs.. It's time my Lumia 1020, it's time for you to embrace your next of kin.

23. miketer

Posts: 527; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

I don't think windows phone should take the path of increasing screen resolution unnecessarily, a ppi that our eyes can't perceive.

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