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Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL Release Date and Features – Powerful System On Windows 10

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The Windows 10 has been built to run across smartphones, tablets and computers and there are already many devices that have been upgraded to the new OS. Two of the smartphones that will come loaded with Windows 10 are the Lumia 940 and the phablet version, which are expected to be released in October.

Microsoft is currently developing several devices, but we have some information and leaked images only of the relevant ones. A Chinese website posted a photo of a test prototype of the supposedly Microsoft Lumia 950, which appeared in the first rumors with a different name: Lumia 940. Along with it, under development was a phablet version, and it seems that Microsoft changed the name for both devices, adjusting the number to 950.

It’s still early to have the full phones specs, but we’ve got our hands on some leaked information which claims that the handsets will be actually named Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL. Below, we’ll tell you more about their specs, and you’ll notice that they have many things in common with other Android flagships.

Lumia 940

The smaller version is rumored to feature a 5.2inches QHD display; it will be powered by a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor which will be backed by 3GB of RAM (this hardware configuration was firstly used for the LG G4); it will have a 20MP PureView back camera; expandable storage with a capacity of 32GB and a battery of 3,000mAh which will support wireless charging.

Lumia 940 XL

The phablet will sport a 5.7inches display with QHD resolution and under its hood will have an octa core Snapdragon 810 processor backed by 3GB of RAM and Adreno 430 graphics. The internal on-board memory will be 32GB and will support expansion, the cameras will have resolutions of 20MP and 5MP, respectively and the phone will be equipped also an iris scanner, a native pen and a USB Type-C port. The form of the device will be angular, the back will be slightly transparent and the corners will be a bit rounded.

Release Date

Both the Lumia 940 and 940 XL phones are expected to arrive on October 19 alongside the Surface Pro 4, the mini Xbox One console and the Band 2 wearable.