Microsoft Lumia 940 Smartphones: Best Features, Specifications, Release Date

Microsoft Lumia 940 Smartphones: Best Features, Specifications, Release Date

If you are Windows phone fan or a Windows 10 fan, then Microsoft has good news for you. The company is all set to launch two new smartphones (Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL) at its October event. Excited, are you?

Microsoft has been in the news for all the right reasons these days:


1. Its partnership with Dell and HP

2. Skype Messaging for Windows 10

3. Surface Pro 4 Tablet

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4. Windows 10

Now, the technology giant is all set to add another feather to its cap by introducing new Lumia phones. Microsoft is said to be launching two of its flagship phones (Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL) at the October 19 event. Both of these smartphones have almost the same specifications, only that XL sports a screen bigger than the other.


The specifications of Lumia 940 and 940 XL have not been officially announced yet. There is a list of specs rolling out on the internet. Even though these specifications are mere rumors, but the list is similar to other Windows phones from Microsoft.

The camera, operating system and colors are just the same. Both models will be running on Windows 10 and will sport 20-megapixel rear cameras and 5-megapixel front cameras. The display size differs but the resolution of these two smartphones is exactly the same – 1440 x 2560 pixels. Where Lumia 940’s screen is said to be 5.2 inches, Lumia 940 XL will come with a 5.7-inch screen.

Another difference between these two smartphones is their chipsets. Where Lumia 940 will be introduced with Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808, Lumia 940 XL will be having Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810. The battery of the latter will be a bit stronger than the first model. 940 XL will be packed with Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery, and Lumia 940 with Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery.

Both smartphones will have same colors options to choose from: bright orange, bright green, white, black and gold.

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These smartphones are also rumored to come bundled with excellent features like advanced charging capabilities, enhanced image stabilization, polycarbonate back, improved Cortana and Windows 10. In short, Microsoft Lumia 940 and 940 XL are coming to the market with improved features, not new ones. We have used Windows phones before, but using a smartphone that has Microsoft’s latest Operating System is going to be exciting as this is one of Microsoft’s best operating systems till date.

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