A new toy for Windows Phone lovers!

by Rey Beltran | www.gogagah.com

Many avid fans of Windows-based cell phones are anticipating the release of Microsoft Lumia 940 in the market this July or August, just in time for the official release of Windows 10 for PCs. That’s because it is rumored that Lumia 940 will be on Windows 10, according to TechTimes.

It is reported that the device will come with the following freebies:

  1. One year subscription of Office 365
  2. 1TB OneDrive storage
  3. 60 minutes free Skype Unlimited worldwide, every month

Lumia 940 is also rumored to have a 5.2-inch display, running on a 2.7 GHz Snapdragon 805 processor, and Adreno 420 graphics with 3 GB RAM.  It has an expandable storage from 32, 64 to 128 GB. If rumors are to be believed, pricing of Lumia 940 is closer to the current selling price of Nokia Lumia 930—around $620. As noted by Gospel Herald, “[Pricing] should not exceed the $726 as Microsoft is also pushing for its Windows 10 on smartphones.”

TechTimes also learned about another rumored feature of Lumia 940, that it will have a 25-megapixel Pureview rear camera which can capture 4K video at 60 frames per second, and a front-facing camera that may have 5 to 8 megapixels.

The Pureview technology claims to have a reliable optical image stabilization and a maximum f/2.8 aperture, making low-light shooting better and clearer.

Debunking Gospel Herald’s report that Lumia 940 will run on Windows 8.1 upgradable to Windows 10, TechTimes said that the upcoming flagship device of Microsoft will run Windows 10 out of the box, given that the software goes well with the high-end processor of Lumia 940. Also anticipated is the release of Lumia 940 XL, having a larger 5.7-inch display.

Check out below the specs of Lumia 940 XL:

  1. Windows Phone 10
  2. 5.7in Quad HD (2560×1440) screen
  3. 4GB RAM
  4. 32GB of storage (plus microSD support up to 128GB)
  5. 25Mp rear camera, 5Mp front camera
  6. 3950mAh battery

Other rumored features of both Lumia 940 and 940 XL are: iris-scanning capabilities, dual-SIM support, built-in upkeep for pen styluses and 3D-like interactions.

With these spec-heavy units, it would seem that Lumia 940 is directly competing with Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It would be interesting to note also that the Windows OS is rumored to be able to accommodate iOS and Android apps porting.

As a long-time Nokia user and Windows Phone convert, this writer is looking forward to Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL. Having tested Windows 10 Preview for Developers in his Lumia 925 and Lumia 650 Dual SIM, the official release of Windows 10 for Phone for Lumia 940 would definitely be awesome.

Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL will hit the local market this June 2015. Keep your eyes peeled for it at your local Microsoft stores!