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

1. walkman800

Posts: 113; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

Not a good idea to have a higher price given the low WP market share.

21. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

It seems another failure. They should focus on capturing the market share for Windows mobile by launching some great phones at great price (not at insane price).

23. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Microsoft should have also fired their Marketing Execs.

41. waddup121 unregistered

Intersting...

42. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

A phone that not many people want at a premium price. Great business strategy Ms

2. vijay.alapati

Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

this must be cheaper than moto g 2014 if they want to keep win phone alive

18. Zylam

Posts: 1807; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

LOL I'm hoping it drops to 500 soon after launch.

3. Jobayer

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

As long as the sides are metal , don't mind plastic is on back (wireless charging) . Need some good texture on the back . Hopefully Microsoft can pull a surface with their phone line up.

7. yolochi

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 03, 2013

heat exists, and metal back can release heat away better than plastic.

34. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Biggest misconception. Metal holds heat, plastic releases heat "away". A metal phone always becomes hotter than the same phone in plastic. Why do you think that gaming laptops mostly have plastic undercovers?

43. yolochi

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 03, 2013

that is okay, maybe it is been too long for you to recall the high school chem or physics class

15. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

i dont want the new Lumia's to look like any other Lumia from the past 4 years, it's boring and the childish colors are over and done

17. yolochi

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 03, 2013

true, friend, I agree with you

4. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

I am getting this, my lumia 1520 is the first phone that lasted so long that never gave me a problem, all my other androids, after 1 year it show little differences and in some phones it get worse, it could be the fault of the new updates on a old phone and its not optimize properly or it could be something else.....but I cant use that as an excuse because 1520 work even better with each update.....the new Windows 10 update that came out work flawless on my 1520....I honestly could go another year without upgrading, because it works that well.

19. Zylam

Posts: 1807; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Been using a Lumia 1020 for 2 years now Alhamdulillah and spare the same feeling. There's just something about highend windows phones that screams quality, I honestly feel like I can last another year without a single concern with the Lumia 1020. But still a new Lumia flagship is just salivating! Hopefully it comes down to 500 dollars.

31. yolochi

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 03, 2013

Alihamdulillah

5. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

As long as it's using PureView camera, I don't mind.

6. yolochi

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 03, 2013

They already failed if the PC material is the package. make it metal, tag it from $250 to $350, then there is a way to hit some pockets.

8. yolochi

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 03, 2013

My bad, I did the math wrong. my tag suggestion is $350-$450.

9. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Can't wait to try another windows phone.

10. Penny

Posts: 1844; 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: 1844; 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..

11. Penny

Posts: 1844; 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.

13. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

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

14. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Without Nokia, they fail.

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: 1886; 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.

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