The two rumored Lumia flagships could come with iris scanners and aluminum frames

Earlier this month, we've covered a rumor that claimed to shed some light on two upcoming Lumia flagships from Microsoft. The two smartphones, codenamed Talkman and Cityman, are said to be high-end handsets running the upcoming Windows 10 Mobile. According to new information, both the Cityman and the Talkman will come with quite an array of interesting features.

Before moving on to detailing the new rumors, it should be mentioned that there's no guarantee that Microsoft will actually launch Cityman and Talkman with these features, if at all.

According to one rumor, both the smaller Lumia Talkman and the larger Lumia Cityman will come with aluminum frames around the body and a polycarbonate (plastic) back. Furthermore, the two handsets are said to draw inspiration from the Lumia 830 in terms of design. 

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Another, separate rumor claims that the first high-end smartphones based on Windows 10 will come with an USB Type-C connector. According to unofficial information, the new USB format is required by the Continuum feature that Microsoft has baked inside Windows 10 Mobile. The same rumor suggests that the two smartphones will come with wireless charging capabilities, as well as an iris scanner. Apparently, the iris scanner is required by Windows Hello, the enterprise-grade biometric security feature that Windows 10 devices will come with.

We're also hearing talk about a potential successor to the Nokia Lumia 1020. The updated handset is said to make use of a 41MP primary camera, but sources say that the smartphone won't be released until next year.

According to the the original rumor, the Lumia Talkman will come with a 5.2-inch display running a resolution of 1440 by 2560 pixels (QHD), a Qualcomm hexa-core processor (probably the Snapdragon 808), 3GB of RAM, 32GB of integrated storage space, a microSD card slot, a 20MP primary camera, a 5MP front-facing shooter, and a 3000mAh battery. 

On the other hand, the larger Cityman is said to come with a 5.7-inch display running the same QHD resolution as the Talkman, an octa-core processor from Qualcomm (probably the Snapdragon 810), 32GB of microSD-expandable internal storage, a 20MP - 5MP camera setup, and a 3300mAh.

If everything we're hearing about the two upcoming Windows 10 smartphones turns out to be accurate, then Microsoft could soon be offering two very compelling high-end smartphones. The current-generation flagship smartphone from Microsoft is the Lumia 930:



1. o7o

Posts: 114; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

You seriously think that their current-generation "flagship" is the Lumia 830? Haven't you ever heard of the Lumia 930/Icon or the Lumia 1520? Never?!

4. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Nowhere in the article does it suggest that. The article simply states that they borrow DESIGN inspiration from the 830. That likely means an combination of aluminum and polycarb. Hopefully they reduce the size of the bezels a bit.

7. o7o

Posts: 114; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Lol, it was actually stated in the last line of the artice. The author thankfully changed it after my comment. :)

8. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I seen that too.. Clearly they corrected it

2. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

will there ever be a slider qwerty high end phone?

3. carlemillward unregistered

Last one I can remember was Motorola's Verizon Droid 4

15. SeanContra

Posts: 82; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

Apparently, everyone's asking for this and with the "alleged" bids for BlackBerry, Microsoft just might be planning on making this a reality. Here's some wishful thinking from a not-so-reliable source :) 1. 2.

5. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

These specs looks unrealistic since the phones is gonna be released after the summer.

12. o7o

Posts: 114; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

What's unrealistic about it? Current flagships from Samsung/HTC/Sony & LG all have the same processors mentioned and RAM sizes!

6. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Too bad that they're using the 810. I know that MS can't afford the delay, but the SD820 is likely to be FAR superior considering the problem(s) with the SD810

9. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Not a fan of the 830's design, I really like the 930 design though. Maybe a mix of the two for the new phones.

10. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Still waiting for the 940.......


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Euhm these leaked ones are the 940 and 940XL

13. o7o

Posts: 114; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Exactly, Talkman is the 940 Cityman is the 940XL (A.K.A 1520 successor).

14. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

I meant, still waiting for the announcement...

16. Chuck007

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Guess I'd rockin both Lumia 940 and iPhone 6S this year lol

17. ARTE.8800.

Posts: 192; Member since: May 27, 2015

Waiting for Lumia 940

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