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Microsoft Lumia 940, 940 XL, 840 could be launched in 2015, before Lumia 950,950 XLReuters

Microsoft's next Windows 10 exclusive flagships could be the Lumia 940/940XL according to a new report which hints that the Lumia 950/Lumia 950 XL could be released after the launch of Lumia 940/Lumia 940 XL.

A new NokiaPowerUser report, quoting reliable industry sources, states that apart from launching the Lumia 940/940 XL, Microsoft will also release the Lumia 840 in 2015.

The latest NokiaPowerUser report is contrary to multiple earlier reports that hinted at the Lumia 940/940 XL being spiked altogether to make way for Lumia 950/950XL.

The Lumia 940 and 940 XL are expected to be released in the near future. These smartphones could be launched as early as in October as Microsoft reportedly has an event planned to be held during the month in New York City.

Though not official, Microsoft's purported Lumia 940 is rumoured to feature key technical specs such as:

Lumia 940

  • 5.2in AMOLED display enclosed in Gorilla Glass 4
  • Windows 10 operating system out of the box
  • 1.82 GHz dual-core Cortex-A57 and 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53 CPUs within a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC
  • 20MP rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB fixed internal storage
  • LTE, HSPA, GSM, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity
  • Fixed 3,000 mAh Lithium-Ion battery

Lumia 940 XL

  • 5.7in display enclosed in Gorilla Glass 4
  • Windows 10 operating system out of the box
  • 1.5GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 and 2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A57 CPUs within a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC
  • 20MP rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB fixed internal storage
  • LTE, HSPA, GSM, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity
  • Fixed 3300 mAh Lithium-Ion battery.

Key technical specs of the purported Lumia 840 are yet to surface at this point in time.