The guys at Microsoft have recently announced their decision to drop the name Nokia from all the Lumia phones and the first Microsoft Lumia smartphones are about to pop up.
We’ve been expecting this ever since the contract between the Redmond giant and the Finnish company has been signed. Our fears have been recently confirmed when the guys at Microsoft announced that the Lumia phone will not carry the Nokia name anymore and they will be instead branded Microsoft Lumia. However, not all Lumia smartphones were targeted by this move and the low-end models were supposed to remain branded with Nokia’s name. Nevertheless, as we’ve seen recently the first Microsoft Lumia phone was an entry level one so it seems that, at least for the moment, Nokia is gone.
Microsoft has more plans, though. According to a photo published by Phonearena, it seems that the American company is planning to release a high-end device in the future. The handset would be named the Lumia 940 and it should be a follow-up to the Lumia 930. According to the specs list, the Lumia 940 will most likely have a 5 inch Full HD screen. It seems that Microsoft is not ready yet to move on to the QHD screens supporting a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. This screen will apparently be protected by a layer of Gorilla Glass, fact which raises some questions regarding the validity of the info, having in mind that Corning has not yet announced this technology.
Judging from the same specs list mentioned earlier, we are likely to see another 3 GB of RAM alongside a 2.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Keeping up with previous Lumia phones, this one will also feature an impressive camera. In fact, it will be the first Lumia with a 24-megapixel PureView camera. This one will be able to shoot 4K videos at 60 fps and the 5-megapixel camera at the front will be able to take photos in Full HD. Having in mind the Gorilla Glass 4 protection and the fact that it will run Windows Phone 10, this one will likely not come out in the near future. But you never know, right? Microsoft might surprise us this time.