Rumors: Lumia 940, Lumia 940 XL have polycarbonate build, priced higher than iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6

Rumors: Lumia 940, Lumia 940 XL have polycarbonate build, priced higher than iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6
The latest rumors about the upcoming high-end Microsoft Lumia 940 and Microsoft Lumia 940 XL models come from a source considered to be "trusted" by a Dutch website. According to the speculation, both models will feature a polycarbonate build. You might think that this will make the pair cheaper than rival top-shelf models like the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Apple iPhone 6. But according to this speculation, the Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL will be priced at a premium compared to the metal-clad iPhone 6 (starting at $699) and Galaxy S6 (starting at $599).

We've seen rumored specs for both Lumia models, and today's leak confirms the addition of an iris scanner for both models. The Lumia 940 is expected to come 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. Windows 10 Mobile will be pre-installed.

The Microsoft Lumia 940 XL is going 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 940, the camera on the 940 XL comes with a 20MP PureView snapper on the back and a 5MP camera on the front. A triple LED flash gives you enough light to take solid pictures in low-light conditions. Windows 10 Mobile will be installed out of the box. The Microsoft Lumia 940 and Microsoft Lumia 940 XL could be launched in November.

Since these two top-shelf handsets have yet to be announced by Microsoft, we'd suggest that you take this with a grain of salt until it becomes official.

source: MyWindows.nl (translated) via WMPoweruser

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50 Comments

50. hkindle

Posts: 6; Member since: May 10, 2013

If Verizon carries this, they will draw one customer away from Android. If not, Note 5 here I come.

44. NateAdam8

Posts: 439; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

I see exclusive written all over this which means a big profit down in the coming years, Microsoft is stupid

40. eghaw

Posts: 17; Member since: May 12, 2015

Whose gonna spend $700-800 for a smartphone that's app-less?

49. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

whos goona buy a 900$ iphone 6 16gig? but they do the price doesnt matter for a flagship its not a budget phone!!!

33. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

I'm getting one for sure bring it on Microsoft !!!!!!

29. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

just like rumors before.. LG g4 will be priced higher than S6. now..is g4 priced higher than s6? no! my point? rumor is hearsay.

30. TyrionLannister unregistered

G4 costs 200$ more than S6 in my country. It costs even more than iPhone 6. Maybe we are the rare ones.

32. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Do you live in India?

46. TyrionLannister unregistered

You got me.

48. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

in my country iphone 6 was sold around 2000$ in the days of lunch and that was 16gig version the price is now around 700$ but it used to be 900$ i really dont know who to blame.

39. Jairus24

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 20, 2012

well in my country, the LG G4 is $200 less than the S6 (non-edge).

28. adsg48

Posts: 79; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

wow!!!...a November release date and an SD 810 !!! ...may be a printing mistake

27. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Looking forward to this but IMO these phones won't be that expensive.

37. rsiders

Posts: 2058; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Trust me they won't be. Microsoft is smart enough to know better unless there are some seriously mind blowing features that have been hidden up until now.

26. Amir1 unregistered

Failed devices before they even announced. s810 and 3 gb ram. so 2014 and s810 actually should not exist in retail.

25. osama32

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

everyone saying this phone has to be cheap, Microsoft can make cheap phones but they have to have high end phones too for the very loyal. 75% of their phones have decent specs and are reasonably priced. I think windows users deserve this

24. dimas

Posts: 3461; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

A lumia phone much expensive than iphone and s6? Nah, it won't happen. It's like killing the product before it even makes a small profit.

22. Derekjeter

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Don't worry people, they will give them away 2 months after only a few thousands sold. If this is true MS should be out of the mobile business. What makes them think they can compete with Note 5 and iPhone 6s?

20. Zylam

Posts: 1825; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Nokia polycarbonate is a work of art, if MS has kept the plastic people from Nokia than these phones will feel amazing. Also I suspect it will be alot like the 830 metal sides and removable back. That gives you access to SD card, sim and battery without breaking the design of the phone.

47. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

it should look like 930 in my opinion as 830 looks like 930 im ok with no SD as long as its 32gig base and 64gig varient samsung could do it so why not MS. and also polycarbonate>aluminium you cant change it in anyways its almost a fact.

16. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I care less about what a phone is built from, and more about what's capable of, and all this phone is capable of is failing. Nobody's going to buy this.

36. rsiders

Posts: 2058; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

And watch hungry Windows Phone fans buy it up like hotcakes. Given it comes to T-Mobile I'll be getting one myself.

14. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Without Nokia, they fail.

13. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

So what if it has high price....within 3-6 months the price will drop.

11. Penny

Posts: 1875; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I personally like the use of Polycarbonate until something better is available. It is durable, lightweight, and importantly, does not inhibit cellular reception. Metal is less friendly to radio/cell reception from what I understand. And I can't stress the durability part enough. I don't want to baby my phone, I don't like to baby any of my tech.

10. Penny

Posts: 1875; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

So your guys' strategy to try to promote your product as a flagship would be to price it lower than every other flagship, thereby creating doubt in the minds of potential users that it is in fact a flagship? Isn't that what they're already suffering from, a collective perception that their devices are worse than those of competitors?

12. yolochi

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 03, 2013

nop, it was way higher than iPhone and Android flagships' price tags in spec and user experience comparison with them back in windows phone7.X age. that is the reason they started to fell and that is why they need price cut.

45. Penny

Posts: 1875; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Honestly, I don't think the pricing matters much, at least in key markets where they haven't been able to gain traction like the U.S, where most people purchase subsidized phones with contract commitments. All that really matters is perception, which is damn hard thing to change. In my opinion, the U.S. market's smartphone adoption has exceeded the point at which Microsoft may have been able to make a significant change in that perception. However, I think the only logical chance for them now is to try to introduce the next thing after smartphones. They could pitch that as handheld desktops, internet of things devices, or something else, but they need to usher in a new direction.

35. VLaRueC

Posts: 189; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

I vote this the comment of the year, Penny! You're right. I'd be concerned if it wasn't priced a bit high. I'd be more concerned if it was priced like an entry level phone..

38. VLaRueC

Posts: 189; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

I vote this the comment of the year, Penny! You're right. I'd be concerned if it wasn't priced a bit high. I'd be more concerned if it was priced like an entry level phone..

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