Microsoft is working on two new high-end Lumia phones for Windows 10. A flagship device, codenamed Cityman, is currently being developed, alongside a high-end handset codenamed Talkman. Unleash the Phones first reported details on Cityman and Talkman, and The Verge can confirm the codenames are accurate. We understand Microsoft is taking a similar approach to Apple with two devices that have bigger displays, but similar specifications.
Cityman is the true flagship Windows 10 phone
Cityman is designed to be the true flagship phone for Windows 10, and it will reportedly include a 5.7-inch QHD display, Qualcomm octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, and a 20-megapixel camera at the rear. Microsoft is planning to use a removable rear cover for access to the battery and microSD slots, despite the presence of 32GB of internal storage. 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.
Microsoft’s second Talkman Lumia will be slightly smaller than Cityman. It will reportedly feature a 5.2-inch QHD display, a Qualcomm hexa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, and a 20-megapixel camera. While most of the specifications are the same as Cityman, the processor appears to be the big change. Both handsets are also expected to include a triple-LED flash to support different tones for photos, alongside a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
Microsoft revealed last week that Windows 10 will ship for PCs in the summer, but that the phone version of the operating system will come later. Both of Microsoft’s new Lumia devices are expected to ship with Windows 10 later this year.
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