New flagship Microsoft Lumia smartphones will be more expensive than the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6

Microsoft plans to withdraw its new communicators in the premium segment. The two new models, Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL, designed to compete with the iPhone 6, Galaxy S6, HTC One M9 and other top-end devices will go on sale this fall.



According to Softpedia, the body of the new flagship Lumia 940 will be made of polycarbonate plastic. In the same envelope will be delivered, and XL-version. At the same time they will be more expensive than the iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S6, which are now offered at a price of 700 and 600 euros respectively. This means that the Lumia 940 at the start of sales will cost at least 700 euros, and Lumia 940 XL, given its characteristics, even more expensive.

The high cost of new upscale devices Microsoft will be explained, first of all, the use of iris scanner, which will serve to identify the user instead of the traditional fingerprint sensor and an advanced 20-megapixel PureView camera with a triple flash.

New models of Microsoft Lumia line will go on sale in November, and their official announcement is expected with the launch of a mobile version of Windows 10. It is already known that the Lumia 940 will be equipped with 5.2-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, while the XL-version will screen with the same resolution, but with the increased to 5.7-inch diagonal. Lumia 940 will be based on Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 808 and Lumia 940 XL - on Snapdragon 810. Also in their equipment will include 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory, 20-megapixel main camera with LED-flash triple and 5-megapixel front.


It is worth noting that last week Microsoft announced the restructuring of mobile business, in which it will write off assets to Nokia, totaling $ 7.6 billion and lay off 7,800 employees. And since 2016, the corporation will produce annually no more than six new models of smartphones.



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