Nokia executive vice president Stephen Elop takes a picture using the new Nokia Lumia 930 smartphone as he speaks during a keynote address during the 2014 Microsoft Build developer conference on April 2, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo : Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
There are rumors that the Lumia 940 has been cancelled. Microsoft may skip one flagship Lumia generation and jump from the current Lumia 930 directly to the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL.
IT Home, a Chinese tech blog, claimed that Microsoft will not be producing the Lumia 940 and that there will be a generational leap in the title of the upcoming Lumias that will first include the new Windows 10 Mobile.
The Rem said that it is shame that the phone might never actually be released, particularly since people have been referring to it as the ""iPhone slayer." It also revealed that the Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL were expected to be Microsoft’s biggest phone launches for 2015. These were said to feature 2GB and 4GB of RAM respectively. The Lumia 940 was supposed to have 16GB and 32GB of internal storage, while the Lumia 940 XL would have 64GB of space. Other rumored specs included built-in JBL speakers. The 940 was supposed to have a 5.2-inch screen while the 940 XL would feature 6 inches of screen. As for the cameras, both phones were expected to have 5-megapixel front shooters. The 940 may have a 13-megapixel rear camera, while the XL was said to have a 16-megapixel rear shooter.
The new phones, codenamed Talkman and Cityman, are said to feature slim metal bodies, USB Type-C support and launch with Windows 10 Mobile. The products will most likely be announced in October and slated for a November 2015 release.
The Microsoft Lumia 950, codenamed Talkman internally, may feature a 5.2-inch 2K resolution display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 six-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, expandable via microSD, a 20-megapixel rear shooter, a 5-megapixel front camera and a 3,000mAh removable battery. The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, codenamed Cityman, is said to feature a 5.7-inch 2K resolution screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, expandable via microSD, a 20-megapixel rear camera with three LED flash, a 5-megapixel front camera and a 3,300mAh removable battery. Both handsets will have Support Continuum via an accessory cable. The cable will not be provided, based on a report by Phone Arena.
After Microsoft acquired Nokia in 2014, the company has been involved in various developmental projects with the objective of getting a larger share of the smartphone industry.
Microsoft has not yet made an official announcement or comment regarding the generational leap claim. It was previously announced that the Windows 10 Mobile would release after the Windows 10 for PC, which is slated to launch on July 29, 2015.