Monday, June 1, 2015

Lumia flagship rumors, Cityman and Talkman

Windows 10 Mobile news recap: new Lumia flagship rumors, Cityman and Talkman

Windows 10 Mobile news recap: new Lumia flagship rumors, Cityman and Talkman

It's been one crazy week with Windows 10 related news. Let's take this time to look back at last week's hot stories in a feature we like to call "Windows 10 Mobile news recap." While the majority of news was focused on Windows 10 for PC, there wasn't much going on this past week in the mobile side of things. However, new rumors surfaced about upcoming Lumia flagships that run Windows 10 Mobile.

Upcoming Windows 10 Mobile devices Talkman and Cityman (codenames) will support USB Type C, according to a new rumor. USB Type C is a do-it-all type of cord that is only currently in the new Macbook. There’s some speculation that USB Type C is required for Continuum but that is unconfirmed as it’s also been said that Continuum could work wirelessly. It is also rumored that the bodies of Cityman and Talkman will have aluminum body frames, similar designs to the Lumia 830, and have a removable polycarbonate backs.

Cityman is rumored to come with a massive 5.7-inch display boasting a QHD resolution of 2,560 by 1,440 pixels, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The alleged device is also expected to feature a microSD card slot for extra storage, 20MP rear camera for photos and videos, 5MP front-facing camera, and a massive 3,300 mAh battery. This could very well be a Lumia 1520 successor, but there's no word about the official name of the device. Furthermore, the report doesn't mention which Qualcomm model will be used, but Snapdragon 810 is a possibility. Talkman is rumored to feature a 5.2-inch QHD display, 3GB of RAM, a 6-core Snapdragon processor, 32GB of storage, 20 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front facing camera, and a 3000 mAh removable battery.

Another rumor says there will be a successor to the Lumia 1020, but will not arrive until 2016. On the other hand, benchmark performance measuring site GFXbench has a page with information on a device labeled “Nokia RM-1106.” While there has been no official announcement of a successor to the Lumia 930, many are speculating that these benchmark tests are for the rumored ‘Lumia 940' which if real could have another name. The benchmark tests reveal a 5.2-inch display, which lines up with rumors surrounding the device codenamed Talkman.
Stay tuned for another exciting week of Windows 10 news!