Microsoft’s flagship Lumia 950, 950 XL Windows 10 devices to come with iris scanner, wireless charging: Report

The recent report about Microsoft laying of more people, mostly from the phone division, had introduced some uncertainty to the future of its phone business. However, looks like, it won’t stop the company from launching new Windows 10 smartphones, reports Windows Central.

Going by the latest trend of dual flagships, and following the nomenclature seen in its recent phones, the company will reportedly launch the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. These phones have been codenamed Talkman and Cityman, respectively. Some others have named them 940 and 940XL, which is more appropriate considering the last flagship was Lumia 930. But the new report claims otherwise.

The new Lumia flagships are said to possibly launch at the IFA in September.

The Lumia 950 or Talkman will reportedly sport a 5.2-inch display with 2560 x 1440 pixels of resolution. Under the hood, one can expect a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor coupled with 3GB RAM, 20-megapixel rear snapper, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 32GB storage and a 3,000mAh battery.

The larger, 950 XL or Cityman, will come with a 5.7-inch display, and almost a similar set of specs. Apart from the larger display, some other differentiating specs will be an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor and a 3,300mAh battery.

Both smartphones will support Qi wireless charging and also an infrared scanner that will unlock the device in seconds. Though ZTE has already introduced he iris scanner, it is still not a commonly found feature and could turn out to become a USP of the device. Both will also feature USB Type-C and come dipped in Matte white or black polycarbonate.

There is no official word from Microsoft yet.


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