If you’re becoming bored to death with Microsoft’s steady cavalcade of budget Lumia Windows Phone releases, you’ll be glad to know that new flagship will soon be upon us. Instead of boring us to death with low-end Snapdragon processors, 1GB of RAM, and “mere” 720p displays, Microsoft is finally on the verge of delivering a true successor to the Lumia 930.
Microsoft will deliver a two-pronged assault on the high-end market with the Lumia Cityman and the Lumia Talkman, according to WMPoweruser. The Cityman will be the true flagship with a 5.7-inch QHD (2560x1440) display, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor (is it getting hot in here?), 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. If that wasn’t enough, Microsoft has also managed to cram in a massive, removable 3300 mAh battery, microSD slot a 20MP rear camera and a 5MP “selfie” camera — if you’re into that type of thing.
Slightly lower down the rung is the Talkman which will feature a smaller 5.2-inch display, though still with a QHD resolution. The Talkman forgoes the Snapdragon 810 in favor of the hexa-core Snapdragon 808 (3GB RAM), which will recently saw introduced on the flagship LG G4 smartphone. Although we don’t have any details on what cameras will grace the Talkman, it also with come with a 32GB of internal storage, a microSD slot, and a slightly lower capacity 3000 mAh battery (also removable).
Microsoft new flagship smartphones will of course support Windows 10 — which we just recently learned will not launch this summer with its PC counterpart — and will also likely have hardware support for Continuum. Continuum allows supported Windows 10 smartphones to turn into fully-fledged desktop machines when hooked up to a monitor or big screen television. Instead of displaying blown-up smartphone apps on these large screens, universal apps can instead convert into desktop-class apps with full functionality. Throw in support for Bluetooth keyboards and mice and you have high-capable piece of equipment that easily fits into a pants pocket.