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Report: Microsoft to Launch Two High-End Smartphones Later This Year

by onJune 3, 2015

According to a new report, Microsoft is expected to launch two high-end smartphones later this year along with the launch of Windows 10 for phones. It seems like Windows phone users can finally expect some high-end Lumia devices coming their way. The more premium version among the Lumia devices is codenamed as “Cityman” while the other device is codenamed “Talkman.”

The first device codenamed, Talkman, will boast a 5.2 inch QHD display and will be powered by a Qualcomm hexa-core processor coupled with 3GB RAM. It will have an internal storage of 32GB which will be further expanded using a microSD card slot. On the camera front, the device will sport a 20MP rear camera and a 5MP front facing camera, as seen on Cityman. It will be powered by a 3000 mAh removable battery.

On the other hand, Microsoft’s second device Cityman will be equipped with a 64 bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. A microSD card slot for memory extension will be included as well. There will be a 20 megapixel camera on the back and a 5 megapixel camera in front. The smartphone will power high capacity 3000 mAh battery.

Both smartphones are likely to come with triple LED flash. This means each LED will have a different shades or tones, which will allow to capture photos with the most natural colors. In terms of software, Microsoft is reportedly going to be announcing a new Windows 10 feature that will be similar to ‘Hand-off’ on the iPhone/OSX, where a user will be able to receive a call on their Windows Phone, and can answer it on their Windows PC. The report adds, ‘users can also start a call or send an SMS right from the PC itself, which uses their Windows Phone’.

Both devices are expected to launch in the second half of this year.

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