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Microsoft Lumia 950, 950 XL Release Date Update: Official Press Renders of Talkman & Cityman Handsets Spotted Online

( [email protected] ) Aug 28, 2015 12:01 PM EDT
Popular leakster Evan Blass has posted what appear to be official, high-resolution press shots of the upcoming Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. The image shows that previous Lumia models’ familiar square look and Windows logo on the back cover are still intact. While the Lumia 950 sports a thick metal ring around the primary camera, the 950 XL features a setup reminiscent to that of the Lumia 830.
A high-resolution photo of the rumored Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL flagships has surfaced online. Evan Blass on Twitter

Software giant Microsoft has repeatedly been reported to launch two new Lumia handsets in October. Even though that launch event is less than two months from now, Microsoft has yet to reveal anything official about the rumored Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL flagships.

Those who are eagerly waiting and wondering about how those updated Lumias will look like may have to thank Evan Blass. The renowned source of leaks about unannounced gadgets has struck once again. This time, the leakster has posted what appear to be official, high-resolution press shots of the upcoming Lumia 950 and 950 XL.

On his "@evleaks" Twitter account, Blass replied to a tech journalist who also shared an alleged photo of the Lumia 950. However, the latter's leaked blurry image only shows the 950's front so Blass responded by posting a photo of the two devices' front and back portions, as pictured above.

Microsoft reportedly gave the codenames Talkman and Cityman for the Lumia 950 and the larger 950 XL, respectively. The new images of these rumored flagships show their design highlights in full view. It is immediately noticeable that they will still sport Nokia's distinctive bulges for the rear camera.

Moreover, previous Lumia models' familiar square look and Windows logo on the back cover are still intact. While the Lumia 950 sports a thick metal ring around the primary camera, the 950 XL features a setup reminiscent to that of the Lumia 830.

According to earlier reports, the Lumia 950 will pack a 5.1-inch OLED screen with 1440×2560 resolution. It will be powered by a Snapdragon 808 chipset partnered with 3GB RAM and 32GB of expandable memory.

Photography-inclined users will probably not be disappointed by its 20-megapixel PureView rear shooter and 5-megapixel wide-angle front camera combo. It will be kept juiced up by a 3,000mAh removable battery compatible with Qi wireless chargers.

Meanwhile, the slightly bigger Lumia 950 XL will feature nearly similar specs but will come with a more powerful Snapdragon 810 processor. It will be furnished with 5.7-inch WQHD screen and a larger 3,300mAh. Both models are predicted to come with USB Type-C support.

These premium Windows 10 devices were previously expected to be called Lumia 940 and 940 XL. However, more and more information have surfaced in the past weeks suggesting that the 940 branding will be skipped to make way for the 950 name.

These alleged press renders are not yet confirmed, but Evan Blass has a fairly positive reputation when it comes to leaking upcoming devices. In any case, Lumia fans may only have to wait a little over a month to know whether these Lumia 950 and 950 XL images are accurate or not. 

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