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Microsoft Lumia 950 XL dimensions revealed by renders

Microsoft is yet to confirm whether or not the high-end Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL exist or not, and yet the two have been heavily leaked as of late. Now, a leaked CAD render of the device reveals the Lumia 950 XL’s dimensions.

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL dimensions

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The renders seen above come to us courtesy of @OnLeaks, a Twitter account known for leaking information on yet to be announced devices. Reportedly, the renders and video above is “original factory CAD” render of the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL. If genuine, the device should look like what can be seen above when available in stores.

The renders reveal the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL will measure 151.9 x 78.4 x 7.8 mm (or 9.9 mm at its thickest point, due to the bump for the camera). The renders also reveal that the device will sport a 5.7-inch screen. According recent leaks, the screen’s resolution will be 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD).

We’ve learned from previous reports that the Lumia 950 XL will rock the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor, coupled with 3 GB of RAM. This may sound good, but, if you’ve been following the new, this could prove to be a disaster, since the said CPU is plagued with overheating issues. It has caused devices such as the Sony XPERIA Z3 Plus to crash. Moving forward, the phablet’s camera combo consists of a 20-megapixel PureView rear-facing camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera to take care of selfies and video chat. To take care of your storage needs, the device will feature 32 GB of internal storage. It also comes with a microSD card slot. To keep the lights on, a 3,300 mAh battery will be on board. The Lumia 950 XL, like past high-end Lumia devices, will support Qi wireless charging. The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL phablet as well as the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL smartphone will run Windows 10 Mobile out of the box.

According to reports, Microsoft will lift the lid on the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL in the first half of October. It is yet to be determined, however, when the two devices will be available in stores.

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Check out these new leaked images of the Talkman and Cityman

Microsoft is rumoured to be cooking up two new high-end smartphones – the Talkman and Cityman (code names). The Talkman is said to be the Lumia 940 or the Lumia 950. The Cityman is said to be the Lumia 940 XL or the Lumia 950 XL. Regardless of what the software giant plans on calling the two, new leaked images allegedly show the two devices.

Talkman and Cityman

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New images (see above) have surfaced online that claim to show the unannounced Microsoft Lumia Talkman and Microsoft Lumia Cityman. German-speaking DrWindows is responsible for leaking the topmost image, showing a photo of the Cityman connected to what seems to be a Continuum docking station. The Continuum docking station allows users to display whatever is shown on the smartphone’s screen onto a bigger screen such as a PC screen.

Evan Blass (popularly known as @evleaks on Twitter) is responsible for leaking the remaining two images. The two look like press renders of the Talkman and Cityman. Different angles are shown – front, back, and side.

Previously leaked specs

The Microsoft Lumia Talkman is said to sport a 5.2-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD). It will come with 32 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for added storage space. Under the hood will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 64-bit hexa-core (six cores) processor with four ARM Cortex-A53, two ARM Cortex-A57 cores, and an Adreno 418 GPU, coupled with 3 GB of RAM. Its camera combo consists of a 20-megapixel rear-facing PureView camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing selfie-centric camera. It will run Windows 10 Mobile out of the box.

Meanwhile, the Microsoft Lumia Cityman is said to sport a 5.7-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD). It will come with 32 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for added storage space. Under the hood will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core (eight cores) processor with four cores clocked at 2 GHz, four cores clocked at 1.5 GHz, and an Adreno 430 GPU, coupled with 3 GB of RAM. Its camera combo consists of a 20-megapixel rear-facing PureView camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing selfie-centric camera. To keep the lights on, it is said to come with a 3,300 mAh battery on board.

According to past reports, Microsoft will lift the lid on the Lumia Talkman and the Lumia Cityman on the 19th of October.

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Surface Mobile Microsoft’s next flagship?

A recent report revealed that Microsoft is planning to lift the lid on its two new flagships – the Lumia 950 smartphone and the Lumia 950 XL phablet. The two are expected to make their official debut in October. However, the two may not be the Redmond firm’s flagships, as a new report is saying that the two will not be the software giant’s new flagship, but a device internally known as “Juggernaut Alpha,” and is said to be unveiled as the “Surface Mobile.”

Leaked specs

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The specs of the Microsoft Surface Mobile were leaked by WMPU, a site known for having the inside scoop on anything Microsoft-related.

The report reveals that the Surface Mobile will have a 5.5-inch AMOLED ClearBlack screen with a resolution of 1140 x 2560 pixels (aspect ratio of 16:9). It is said to be protected by Gorilla Glass 4. Its rear-facing camera is said to be a 21-megapixel PureView Zeiss 6-lens. Its front-facing camera is said to be an 8-megapixel Zeiss wide-angle lens. It is said to be available in 64 GB and 128 GB storage options. It will come with a microSD card slot (as much as 256 GB) for more storage options. A USB Type-C port will be on board, allowing users to never worry about plugging in the cable the wrong way. Under the hood is said to be an Intel Atom x3 (SoFIA) 64-bit processor. It is said to come with a “Surface Pen,” similar to that on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 with its S Pen stylus. It is said to support wireless charging. It will run Windows 10 Mobile out of the box. It is said to be clad in an aluminium and magnesium unibody for that more premium look and feel.

The report adds that there will be two versions of the Surface Mobile handset. The more affordable version is said to come with 3 GB of RAM, while the higher-end variant is said to sport 4 GB of RAM.

So when will the Surface Mobile hit the market? WMPU says that the smartphone will launch “either at the end of 2015 or early 2016.”

Since we can’t confirm is accurate or not, treat it like any other rumour for now. We’ll keep you updated once we come across more news on the Microsoft Surface Mobile.

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Microsoft Lumia 940 and 940 XL to be introduced on October 19?

If you’re a Windows Phone fan, you must have been waiting for Microsoft to lift the lid on its new high-end Lumia smartphone, as the software giant has only introduced new affordable and mid-range Lumia handsets. If a new report is to be believed, you may just get your wish, as Microsoft is rumoured to be getting ready to lift the lid on the new high-end Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL on the 19th of October in New York City.

Microsoft Lumia 940 and Microsoft Lumia 940 XL to be unveiled on the 19th of October?

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This is according to Windows Phone-centric WMPoweruser. The report also says that, aside from the Microsoft Lumia 940 and the Microsoft Lumia 940 XL, two other device will make their official debut on the 19th of October in New York City. These are the Surface Pro 4 and the Microsoft Band 2 wearable.

A recent report already claimed that Microsoft was planning to lift the lid on two new high-end smartphones in October. These are the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL. Now we’ve got a specific date, but the model numbers have changed – the Lumia 940 and the Lumia 940 XL.

The Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL may be Microsoft’s upcoming high-end smartphones, but another report is saying that the two will not be the Redmond firm’s flagships. According to a separate report, Microsoft is cooking up a metal-clad “Surface Phone” that sports higher specs than the 940 and 940 XL.

Back to the Microsoft Lumia 940 XL, it is said to sport a 5.7-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD), a 20-megapixel rear-facing PureView camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing selfie-centric camera, 32 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, an iris scanner, a USB Type-C port,  a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core (eight cores) processor under the hood, and 3 GB of RAM. It is said to come with a stylus that functions just like the Samsung Galaxy Note 5’s S Pen.

The Microsoft Lumia 940 is said to sport a 5.2-inch screen, a 20-megapixel rear-facing PureView camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing selfie-centric camera, 32 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, an iris scanner, a USB Type-C port, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 64-bit hexa-core (six cores) processor under the hood, and 3 GB of RAM.

Both smartphones are expected to run Windows 10 Mobile out of the box.

Of course, since this is anything but official, take this with a pinch of salt.

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Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL to be officially unveiled in October?

We learned last month that Microsoft was planning to officially unveil its new flagships – the rumoured Lumia 950 smartphone and the Lumia 950 XL phablet. The will run Windows 10 Mobile. Now a new report is claiming the two will be officially announced in October.

October unveiling?

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Chinese-speaking WPDang claims that Microsoft will be hosting an event in October. The event is said to be the birthplace of the software giant’s new flagships –  the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL. Other devices to be announced at the event are the new Surface Pro 4 tablet, a Band 2 wearable, and a mini version of the Xbox One console.

According to previous reports, Microsoft Lumia 950 smartphone will sport a 5.2-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD). 32 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for more storage options are said to be on board. Under the hood will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core (six cores) processor, coupled with 3 GB of RAM. A 3,000 mAh removable battery is said to keep everything going for a long time. Its rear-facing camera is said to be a 20-megapixel PureView camera.

Reports say the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL phablet sports a larger 5.7-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. 32 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for more storage options are said to be on board. A more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor, coupled with 3 GB of RAM is said to be under the hood. A larger 3,300 mAh removable battery is said to keep everything going. A 20-megapixel rear-facing PureView camera is said to take care of users’ photography and video-recording needs.

Both smartphones are said to support QI wireless charging. Additionally, the two are said to sport iris scanner, allowing users to lock and unlock the two by simply looking into the iris scanner.

Since none of these are official, treat this like any other rumour for now.

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