Microsoft has two Flagship Smartphones Coming this Year

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    MWC and Build 2015 have come and gone with little to say from Microsoft. The Redmond-based software giant announced the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL at this year's MWC, but the flagship device many were waiting for, the successor to the Lumia 1520, was nowhere to be seen or heard from at either show.

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    Microsoft has two Flagship Smartphones Coming this Year

    If reports are to be believed, Microsoft has already planned to reveal its upcoming flagship handsets this year: Cityman and Talkman. Yes, you heard it right!

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    According to the latest report from Unleash The Phones, the two forthcoming premium smartphones are internally known as "Cityman" and "Talkman." Apparently, both the phones will ship with Windows Phone 10 operating system.

    The device in question, codename Cityman, is expected to sport a large 5.7-inch display that supports Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution. In comparison, the Lumia 1520 offers 1920 x 1080 display resolution.

    Microsoft has two Flagship Smartphones Coming this Year

    Under the hood, the Cityman will be powered with a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of native memory and a microSD card slot.

    In addition, there will be a 20-megapixel rear-facing shooter, along with a 5-megapixel camera front. The device will be powered by a a large 3,000 mAh battery.

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    The other purported handset, the Talkman is rumoured to feature a smaller 5.2-inch with the 2K (Quad HD) resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels). The Talkman will come stuffed with a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage, a 20MP rear camera, a 5MP front shooter, and a 3,000mAh battery.

    On the back, the device will boast the same 20-megapixel photo snapper, while on the front side there will be a 5-megapixel camera for video calls and selfies.

    Microsoft has two Flagship Smartphones Coming this Year

    Other highlights of the Talkman include microSD card slot for memory expansion and 3,000 mAh removable battery. The plan is to keep the Talkman thinner than the Lumia 930, but we will see how it goes.

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    In other news, Microsoft has said the PC compatible version of the latest Windows will be ready first, and it'll launch before Windows 10 mobile, the version for smartphones. The company's Lumia 640 might be the first handset to get the latest Windows 10 Mobile update.


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