There are dozens of so-so, middle of the road Lumia smartphones out there, and while they’re pretty good phones, they don’t exactly generate the headlines or to that much to help Microsoft look competitive next to Apple and Samsung.
Microsoft, which bought Nokia’s hardware division last year, has been struggling in the mobile market and needs to increase its market share by any means possible.
Two new Lumia flagship models this year
Windows 10 is due to be released this summer, and when it makes it to Lumia phones, the first to all-singing, all-dancing phones could be the “Cityman” and the “Talkman”, according to some rumours recently reported by Unleash The Phones. Lending some credibility to the rumour is the fact that we had previously heard the same codenames used internally at Microsoft last year.
Cityman, if the leaked specs are accurate, will come with an impressive 5.7-inch Quad-HD screen (1,440 x 2,560), with a 64-bit Qualcomm octa-core processor (either the Snapdragon 808 or the Snapdragon 810) and 3 GB of RAM. That’s rounded off with 32 GB of storage, a microSD card slot, a 20-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera and a 3,300 mAh removable battery.
The less expensive Talkman Lumia model will have a slightly smaller 5.2-inch display (with the same QHD resolution) and a slightly slower hexa-core Qualcomm CPU, though the rest of the specs should be identical. Ultimately, both models will be very capable phones.
These could be the flagship devices that Executive Vice President Stephen Elop mentioned at Mobile World Congress 2015 back in March. It certainly seems likely – and these are smartphones that Windows fans should be able to feel proud of. They have certainly been a long time coming.
With new Windows 10 software, new hardware and more ways to run Android and iOS apps on Windows smartphones, 2015 is shaping up to be the year that Microsoft goes all-in on mobile devices. If it doesn’t get a foothold in the market this time around, it may never do so. Fingers crossed!
SOURCE: Unleash The Phones