The Microsoft Lumia 940 and 940 XL – which have already been the subject of many leaks and rumors – will probably cost more than Apple’s iPhone 6 as well as the Samsung Galaxy S6, says the Dutch website MyWindows.nl according to a trusted source.
The rumor also says that unlike Samsung’s and Apple’s devices, both the Microsoft flagship smartphones will me made of polycarbonate, a strong and tough material that some its grades are optically transparent. This is particularly interesting given that most premium handsets today are made of composite metal, which is costly as compared to polycarbonate.
Specs-wise, the report says that the Lumia 940 will be powered by a Snapdragon 808 SoC, and will be equipped with a 5.2 inch (1920 × 1080 pixels) full HD display. It will come with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory expandable via microSD. In terms of camera, the device will feature a 20 MP rear unit and a 5 MP webcam. There will also be an iris scanner, a technology released only on few smartphones.
On the other hand, the 940 XL is expected to be powered with a Snapdragon 810 chipset and a 5.7 inch Quad HD (2560 × 1440) screen. An excellent rear camera with a resolution of 17 MP and maybe even more and a 3300 mAh battery. Rest of its specifications are said to be same as its twin, including the iris scanner.
Both flagships are expected to be released the next November.