Microsoft Lumia 950 And 950XL Will Come With Iris Scanners

If a new report from Windows central is to be believed, the company will soon breathe the much needed breath of air into the Lumia smartphone series by introducing a pair of flagships. The report suggests that the phones will be launching at IFA that will happen in Berlin this September.

The phones codenamed Talkman and Cityman, which are the expected flagships, have been suspected to carry the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL tag respectively. The Lumia flagship for 2015 has not been delivered in time of its annual update cycle, which is why the Redmond giant might be planning to drop the Lumia 940 tag altogether. The jump from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 has set a strong precedence for that.

The report suggests that the phones will be launched in a standard flagship size and a phablet-size. The alleged Lumia 950 will feature a 5.2-inch 2K AMOLED display that will be powered by Snapdragon 808 Hexa-core chipset, which is also found in the LG flagship G4. The processor will be supplied with a 3GB RAM which seems sufficient for a Windows Phone device.

The device is reported to feature an iris scanner that uses infrared signals that will allegedly, unlock the device in a second’s time. On the camera front, the device will come with a 20 Megapixel Pureview primary camera and a 5Megapixel wide angle front facing camera. The phones are rumoured to feature the USB Type C port, which will make it the first Windows Phone to do so. The phone will extract power from a 3000mAh battery.

The Cityman (Lumia 950 XL) will feature similar specifications except that it will come with a larger screen measuring 5.7 inches sporting the same 2K resolution and a more powerful Snapdragon 810 Chipset that will be assisted by the same, 3GB RAM. Both phones will come with 32GB internal storage that can be expanded using a MicroSD card. The bigger phone will also sport a bigger battery that will measure up to 3300mAh.

The company will be launching a couple of accessories to go with the new range of flagships. The accessories will includes a stylus and stylized flip-cover. Other than this the Redmond giant will release a range of Bluetooth speakers and Qi wireless chargers.

The phones will probably introduce the revolutionary Windows 10 operating system and a few technologies that are entirely new for Microsoft’s smartphone line-up.


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