Ever since Microsoft acquired the smartphone division of Nokia, there has not been much of a philosophy change within the Lumia brand at least. Adhering to Nokia’s policy of focusing towards budget and entry-level segments, Microsoft continued to walk on the same path, offering devices starting as low as ₹ 4,999.

However, several reports from a blog by the name of UnleashThePhones and The Verge are now indicating, that Microsoft might just come out of the budget segment and introduce two new, high-end Lumia devices, codenamed “Cityman” and “Talkman” respectively.

We’ve contacted Microsoft for the same and will update this story if we receive something from their end.

The phone codenamed Cityman is expected to sport a 5.7 inch QHD display. It will be powered by an octa-core 64-bit Snapdragon processor with 3 GB of RAM under the hood. It will have 32 GB internal memory with a microSD card slot for memory expansion. It will also feature a 20 megapixel rear camera with 5 megapixel front facing camera and a 3,300 mAh battery.

Cityman will support the new Continuum for phones feature to transform a phone into a PC, and Microsoft is planning to bundle some additional hardware with the phone to enable this.

On the other hand, the phone codenamed Talkman will boast a 5.2 inch QHD display and will be powered by a hexa-core 64-bit processor from Qualcomm, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory with a microSD card slot.

And as you must have already guessed, 2 cores and 0.5 inches of diagonal stretch are probably the only two things that separate these two devices, an approach similar to Apple’s recent blockbusters, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Both phones are expected to have a 20 megapixel rear camera with the originally Nokia-built camera tech embedded within it. The devices will also have a 5 megapixel front facing camera, and will be powered by a 3,000 mAh battery. As for the slim factor, the phones could be slimmer than the Lumia 930.

On the camera part, along with high megapixel count sensors, both the phone will have triple-LED flash, each one with a different tone for more natural color production on images.

What’s even more interesting though, is that Cityman and Talkman might actually be the first Lumia devices to come with Windows 10 OS. That being said, we are expecting the devices to launch after Microsoft launches the public release of Windows 10. And that being said, there is no surety on the date or launch (since there is no surety of date on Windows 10 launch) of these two new high-end devices. Nevertheless, expect them to come by the second-half of this year.


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