The Microsoft Lumia 940 could sport a 5.2-inch screen

The Microsoft Lumia 940 could sport a 5.2-inch screen
While Microsoft already released several own-branded Lumia smartphones (like the 640 and the 540), it has yet to introduce a high-end model. However, this should finally happen sometime later this year, when, according to rumors, Microsoft will launch not one, but two high-end handsets, which could be called Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL.

Not long ago, we heard that the Lumia 940 would sport a 5-inch display, while the 940 XL would have a 5.7-inch one. However, Nokia Power User now reports that the 940 will actually be a bit bigger, offering a 5.2-inch screen (of unknown resolution, probably 1080p). Both new Lumias may also feature 24 MP or 25 MP PureView rear cameras, 5 MP front-facing cameras, native stylus pen support, iris scanner, and some type of 3D interaction (keep in mind that for now we can't confirm any of these details).

The Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL (or whatever they end up being called) could be officially announced as early as June, at the same time with the launch of Windows 10, which is currently available only as a Technical Preview.

At the moment, there are no images to show the Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL, so we've no idea what they're going to look like. What do you think, will they be much different from the previous Lumia flagships, design-wise?

source: Nokia Power User

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32 Comments

1. MuddyCow

Posts: 90; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

OMG, imagine N-Trig and a desktop dock...

2. TechNeck

Posts: 655; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

I just cancelled my order on the 640 XL.... .3.

19. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

L740XL is also coming

31. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

lol.....nice move

3. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

hmm I am a verizon customer wonder what new Microsoft Lumia high end smart phone Verizon will offer I finish my 2 year contract foe a Verizon Nokia Lumia 928 and wanted to buy the Verizon ICON a step model up from the Verizon Nokia lumia 928 but Verizon no longer sells them if and when Verizon does offer another High End Windows smart phone I will buy it up Quickly because Verizon seems not to like selling high end Windows smart phones I am a Windows 10 fan when Windows 10 for PC's Tablets and smart phones arrives this year with Universal "Windows Apps" things are going to be great for Windows products. all Windows 10 devices will work together in a smooth concise manner sharing data files ,ect across all devices.

17. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Use more punctuations.

18. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

im on verizon too we'll get a flagship in 2017

4. JohnK

Posts: 117; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

If it's not bulky like all lumias, 940 could be my 1st windows phone in 8 years since my old Samsung i900 Omnia (Windows Mobile)

5. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

Id rather take 8-9mm phone with big battery and a non protuding camera cuz my S6 is killing me with that bulge which makes me worried about lens all the time and glass back is a bit slippery wish it was 2mm thicker and had 40000mAh battery with a non protuding camera

7. JohnK

Posts: 117; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

I have a S5 and i'm not worried about protruding cameras as long as they are small on the back of phones, not big like lumias. Stop being worried about yours if you are not a kid, i've never scratched any camera glass from my phones and i got many in 16 years. You could still sell your S6 while it's hot and get a 2mm thicker phone with a bigger battery if that's a big problem for you.

11. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

yeah i could but is there any worthy phone other than s6 in market yet

15. Ashoaib

Posts: 3297; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

there is no worthy phone in the market other than S6, except note 4. I will suggest to keep it. By the way I am also waiting to see what Lumia 940 with windows 10 will offer.

24. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Lumia 930 don't have any bump at the back the galaxy S series are the one with have it 930 is completely flat on the back with it's camera a bit inside even, so no worrying for scratching the lens.

10. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

The lens is never the issue. The problem I've always had with protruding cameras is that the rim around the lens gets scuffed, especially at the point where it rests on a surface. It makes the phone look terrible. It's a stupid problem that, as TheBiz says, could be fixed if they just made the phone a tad thicker.

14. Jason2k13

Posts: 1466; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

your telling us you dont put cases on your phones to right?

16. Ashoaib

Posts: 3297; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

yes, he does mean that he is not using a case. Not all people like to put cases on the phone. I dont like hidding my phone in the case and I got a small dent on the edge of the note 4. Now I have vivo Xplay 3s and I dont want to hide the beauty of this phone.

27. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Actually i dont. Starting with the 8x, the 920, 1020, 930, and now 1520 for me, have never had a case on them. Except the 1020 with the camera grip at times. I have kids, they have dropped it a few times on each phone. They all still work like champs to this day. Heck my 1020 just last week got kicked across the tile floor by a 3yr old on accident. I didnt even look at it, just picked it up adn put it in the pocket. I guess i just dont drop them like others do. To date i have broken one phone screen, years year years ago doing commercial AC work.

6. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Sounds nice so far.

8. Furbal unregistered

yes please

9. rsiders

Posts: 1972; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I need Microsoft to stop playing and show us the next beast. Hopefully they reveal something next week at BUILD. Otherwise the iPhone 6 will be my next phone this year.

13. Furbal unregistered

Iphone is extremely boring =\ my 6+ is sitting on my computer desk next to my 1520 (waiting for the next wp10 preview).

26. rsiders

Posts: 1972; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

The OS is boring compared to Android and Windows Phone but their apps are the most stable and they have the best camera apps and software. Plus with iOS you don't have to be stuck waiting on updates from the OEM(not to mention the OEMs don't even have to include all the new features available in updates like the Camera2 API)and the carrier. I love the customization and features(USB OTG is great) of Android but the photography apps don't compare in terms of function to iOS or Windows Phone. And Windows Phone is missing a few cool apps I've been using on Android. I would give up all the customization and apps of Android for a flagship WP that's not an ATT or Verizon exclusive and a truly polished Windows 10 experience. Otherwise the IPhone is the less exciting but highly reliable choice for me.

28. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Unlocked 1520 has been so much fun last few days. No worry about it when it cost $250. I didnt even need it but that price was just too hard to beat. Green 1520 ftw. Yes win10 is very fun build, though still suffering from a few glitches on every day apps i use.

30. rsiders

Posts: 1972; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Yeah I've been using it on my old Lumia 920 since it's not my daily driver. It's got a ways to go though. I miss a lot of things from WP 8.1 though.

12. ram64GB

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 22, 2014

Still waiting for 1020's succesor. Otherwise will wait for Nokia Android with 60MP? Hope so.

21. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

In summer, just wait a little........

23. Beijendorf unregistered

Higher resolution sensor doesn't make a camera better. All you do is maximise processor load, shot-to-shot times and motion blur. It's all in the sensor quality, subpixel size and optics. Quality over quantity, as they say.

29. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

which the 1020 had ALL of those in one package. Except for the cpu, that hurt.

25. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Good luck waiting for a Nokia phone cause you need to wait for like early 2017 and Lumia 1020 successor will most likely come this year and plus 1020 still have the best camera around, it gets the most natural pictures i ever see form a phone's camera Samsung's camera photos looks almost digital.

20. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

I have to start saving money for the Lumia 940, so i can replace my G2.....YEAAAH

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