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Microsoft Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL may be plastic and pricey

Microsoft Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL to be plastic and pricey
Microsoft Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL to be plastic and pricey
The Lumia 940 and 940 XL are rumored to be even costlier than the iPhone 6. Additionally, Microsoft is also reportedly sticking with plastic designs.

According to recent rumors, the upcoming Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL flagships may be more expensive than the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 at their respective launch prices of ~700 Euros and ~600 Euros. To make matters worse, both Nokia models are expected to sport plastic cases instead of costlier metal ones.

Unofficial leaks are claiming that the Lumia 940 will be a 5.2-inch 1080p smartphone with an octa-core Snapdragon 808 SoC, integrated Adreno 418 graphics, 3 GB RAM, and 32 GB of internal memory. Meanwhile, the Lumia 940 XL is expected to be a 5.7-inch 1440p smartphone with an octa-core Snapdragon 810 SoC, 3 GB RAM, and 32 GB eMMC. Otherwise, both rear and front cameras will be 20 MP and 5 MP, respectively, and both systems will run a version of Windows 10. The models may even feature an iris scanner according to a separate report from the Netherlands.

As we reported before, Microsoft is holding onto its Nokia acquisition under the cross-platform Windows vision of CEO Satya Nadella. However, it remains to be seen if the manufacturer will stick to the Lumia branding for future releases following recent restructurings. Nadella has made it clear in the past that he wants to focus on fewer, but more promising devices.

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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2015-07-14 (Update: 2015-07-14)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.