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Microsoft’s first flagship Lumia leaks

Just a day after Microsoft launched its first phone without Nokia branding (the bargainous Lumia 535), the first non-Nokia flagship Lumia, dubbed the Lumia 940, has leaked online…

According to a source at the factory where the manufacturing magic happens, Microsoft is already working on the Lumia 940, and it’s packing some pretty exciting features.

The Microsoft Lumia 535 launched yesterday and now the next flagship phone, the Lumia 940, has leaked online

According to a spec sheet ostensibly taken straight from the factory floor, the Microsoft Lumia 940 will sport a 5-inch 1080p display, a 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor and 3GB RAM, giving it plenty of poke.

The list also states that the device will be one of the first to be fronted with Gorilla Glass 4, an iteration of the super-tough material that we’re not yet familiar with, and that Corning hasn’t even unveiled. So it seems that Microsoft and its manufacturing partners could be heading up some interesting innovations.

Perhaps the new flagship Lumia’s most impressive features are, unsurprisingly, found in the device’s camera technology – a 24-megapixel snapper with PureView technology, offering 4K video capture at 60 frames per second. That’s alongside a 5-megapixel secondary, 1080p camera.

The Lumia 940 is purported to measure just 137 x 71 x 8.9mm, making it a relatively compact smartphone for the Lumia range, and only a gnat’s naughty bits larger than the iPhone 6.

Of course, all of this is pure speculation at the moment – there’s been neither confirmation from Microsoft of any such device, nor anything to prove that this spec sheet is anything more than a snapshot bearing the ramblings of a wild fantasist. However, given that this leak shows the device running on Windows Phone 10, – something we haven’t heard a thing about before now – it appears as if the Lumia 940 won’t be with us any time soon, if at all.

That said, in the world of smartphones there’s usually no smoke without fire. And with a strong set of specs, we really hope this flagship phone turns out to be the real deal.


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