Microsoft is tight-lipped on its upcoming products but reports have claimed that the company might release a few high-end devices before the end of this year. The Lumia 940 is expected to see the light of day in the fourth quarter of this year along with other devices like the Lumia 940 XL and the Lumia 1040.
The Lumia 940 is the successor of the Lumia 930, which was released in April last year, and it is expected to come with several changes. Here are feature upgrades the upcoming smartphone is expected to have over its predecessor according to reports:
1) Display: The Lumia 930 sports a 5.0 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels (441 ppi pixel density) but the Lumia 940 is expected to have a 5.2-inch QHD display with 1,440 x 2,560 pixel.
2) Processor: The Lumia 940 is expected to be powered by Hexa-Core Snapdragon 808 processor with Adreno 430 GPU, while its predecessor has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with Adreno 330 GPU.
3) Memory: The Lumia 930 comes packed with 32 GB internal memory and 2 GB RAM, while its successor is expected to come with 32 GB internal storage and 3 GB RAM.
4) Battery: Microsoft's upcoming smartphone is expected be powered by a 3,000mAh battery, while its predecessor has a Li-Ion 2420 mAh battery.
The Lumia 940 is also expected to have features like 3D-interaction, Iris scanner, native Pen support, USB Type-C & Dual-Role support, and continuum for Phones support.
Microsoft is also expected to launch Lumia 940 XL with bigger screen. According to a report by NokiaPowerUser, the device will sport a 5.7-inch screen with 2560 x 1440 resolution display, powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 810 processor with Adreno 430 GPU, come packed with 32 GB internal memory with microSD card slot, 3 GB RAM, house a 20 MP main camera with PureView and 5 MP front snapper, and come with a metallic unibody frame.