New Lumia Windows 10 phones to feature IRIS Scanner for Windows Hello, Surface Pen support, and more

According to some fresh reports, Microsoft will release Lumia 950 and 950 XL Windows 10 Phones later this year. The release could happen sometime in late October or early November 2015.

The handsets in question are the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL, which are being developed by Microsoft and have been named Talkman and Cityman, respectively.

We have seen the technical preview version of the Windows 10 Mobile OS, but Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL flagships will become the first devices that will be based on the Window 10 Mobile platform.

Microsoft Lumia 950 carrying a code name Talkman will feature a 5.2-inch screen with 2K resolution. The device will be powered by a Snapdragon 808 SoC and will have 3GB of RAM. The device will feature a removable battery of 3,000mAh. The device bears a microSD card slot, and the internal storage can be augmented to 32 GB.

The device boasts a 20MP PureView rear camera and a 5MP Wide-angle front facing camera. It also has wireless charging capability.

Whereas, the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL code named Cityman comes with a 5.7-inch screen with QHD (1440x2560p) resolution. The device runs on 64 bit Octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor. It has 3GB RAM and is powered by a 3,000mAh battery. It also boasts an iris scanner purportedly for Windows Hello.

The device is equipped with a 20MP PureView rear camera supported with triple LED flash. The device looks classy with 1mm silver ring inside the circumference of the camera pod and aluminum side buttons. The device is compatible for Qi wireless charging.

Both the devices will have 32GB internal storage, microSD card slot, USB Type-C connector and also has a full metal body.

Release Date

Microsoft is going to host an event at the IFA tech trade show in Berlin where it is expected to unveil some Window 10 devices and the flagship Lumia. Microsoft could announce the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL at the event and release it in October or November during the festive season.

Cityman-Mockup

Specifications

Below are the main hardware attributes of both phones with some added details.

Talkman (Lumia 950)

  • Matte White or black polycarbonate body
  • 5.2 inch WQHD (1440×2560) OLED display
  • Snapdragon 808, 64-bit Hexa core
  • Iris scanner (infrared) for Windows Hello
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot
  • 20MP PureView rear camera
  • 5MP Wide-angle front facing camera
  • 3000 mAh removable battery
  • Qi wireless charging with flip cover
  • USB Type-C

Cityman (Lumia 950 XL)

  • Matte White or black polycarbonate body
  • 5.7 inch WQHD (1440×2560) OLED display
  • Snapdragon 810, 64-bit Octa core
  • Iris scanner (infrared) for Windows Hello
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot
  • 20MP PureView rear camera with triple LED flash
  • 1mm silver ring inside the circumference of the black camera pod
  • Aluminum side buttons
  • 5MP Wide-angle front facing camera
  • 3300 mAh removable battery
  • Qi wireless charging integrated
  • USB Type-C

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