Specs revealed for two new Windows 10 flagship phones from Microsoft

A new article claims, via unnamed sources, to have the hardware specs and code names for two upcoming Lumia smartphones from Microsoft. The story says that both devices will use Windows 10 for phone and will launch later this fall.

The story comes from Unleash the Phones, and claims that both new Lumia smartphones will have 64-bit processors and a triple-LED flash for the rear camera. The report says one of the phones has the code name "Talkman". Here are its rumored specs:

  • 5.2 inch QHD display
  • Qualcomm-based 6 core processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot
  • 20MP rear camera
  • 5MP front facing camera,
  • 3000 mAh removable battery

The story says Microsoft is working on an even higher-end Lumia with the code name "Cityman". The report says its specs include:

  • 5.7 inch QHD display
  • Qualcomm-based eight core processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot
  • 20MP rear camera
  • 5MP front facing camera,
  • 3300 mAh removable battery

The story adds that both phones are scheduled for launch in the second half of 2015. In addition, the report claims that Windows 10 for phone devices will have a feature where users can take a phone call but answer it on their PC, and also send SMS text messages from their PC to other phones.

Keep in mind that this report does not come from an official Microsoft source on the record so take it with a grain of salt. We have personally been unable to verify this information and remain skeptical about all such rumors until the official word comes out.

We do know for certain that Microsoft will release the final version of Windows 10 for phones sometime after the "summer" launch of Windows 10 for PCs, but a specific date has yet to be revealed.

Source: Unleash the Phones

844 Comments
  • Finally. Wish this rumor is not wrong :)
  • Yep hope so .!! Also there is a midranger in rumours currently being taken as 830 successor -- "840" with improved camera front and back, better processor and a slightly improved design.....!!! Wish that's also true would surely buy it since cant extend my pocket too much to buy a high end ;)
  • Infact 830 is still a good phone as a fail driver..... build quality, camera, specs. Everything is fine
  • Everything is fine except the design. Lumia phones look bulky and childish with all those colors. The only well designed Lumias are: 630/635, 640/XL, 720, 800, 925 (bonus: 930 BlackGold).
  • You can still buy black or white versions bro. ... All the time.
  • Lol exactly. I use a white Lumia 1520 in a corporate environment. That's the nice thing with many colour choices......you have a choice.
  • Ya I've got the same one. Love it. You pry from my cold dead hands then I rise and haunt for eternity with irritating cold calls for tennis bracelets and cleaning supplies.  
  • I rock an orange charging case on my 830 even in business meetings.
  • So do I. I think Orange is perfect for business meetings. Get's you noticed anyway...
  • Nothing personal but the 830 IMO qualifies as one of the poorest designed Lumias, closer to the 700. FYI, I'm fully into the whole windows eco system (WP L635, Windows Insider on phone and PC, Onedrive, Office 365, Xbox Music, etc) but the fact is, Lumia phones are not appealing. I wish they had better designs. The whole color schemes were great on the original 800 and a few others.
  • There are plenty of color schemes. These phones are not for you and user's like you. They are for the 830 owners who do like or even love the design as i do.  I have a black lumia 830 and love it. In my opinion it is best phone and i do not like the 'fabulous' design personally. but the best part is we all have a choice that suits us. my choice is the lumia 830 and i will not switch from it unless windows makes a similar phone or better yet a next gen like 840 that respects the design and style of the 830 both in specs and asthetics.  The lumia has a 'smart' design and style to it. it looks almost like a quality older style calculator made in the early 90's or late 80's. Then mixed with a sleek flat screen tv shrunken down to the size of a phone. Also it is functionaly best crafted in it's asthetics with an aluminum frame and removable back cover allowing battery replacement and wireless chargeing. You don't get that with a 930.  But the primary features of the 830 are it's efficient capabilties. Yet it doesnt trade for necessary performance. The screen is larger than 930 and most other phones and more wide screen which showes it's sophistication. at the same point it is dimmer than most other phones but more efficient yet still providing quality high resoltion display with color sharpness fitting for it's birghtness.  the phone is basically barebones super capable mixed with efficiency and style. not like other lumia phones or even other brands, personally i would not use another phone with out a worthy replacement of the 830.  I like what i see with the the first specs listed above. though i wish they could make that 3 gb ram 4. I know an 830 predasessor is not supposed to be max performance that is left for higher end phones and im sure they will be seeing 8 gb ram soon (to actually utilize a 64 bit processor in some way as 4gb and less are not in anyway).  Also the 830 is known for it's superior storage capabilities. basically it can do everything just not as well as others do certain areas but it is a pretty general capable phone, so i think the new one should have more storage over 128 gb.  screen i think should keep same size and aspect ratio to respect teh 830's perfect size or if changed, only to make it more screen on the same phone dimensions. maybe increase resolution a tad to keep up with new phones, but keep it's efficient dimmer display cause i like it with double tap to wake and how it dispalys notifications and time whilst asleep.  hey cortana needs to be integrated, and to be honest if it werent for the lack of support for hey cortana. And provided microsoft completely disrespects the 830's design and style with the new phone, i would be perfeclty happy remaining on my 830 if it werent the lack of hey cortana.  well as you can see i'm a bit of a 830 fanboy but reason is responsible for it so...
  • I like white phones but then they get dirty fast. especially for me since Im always touching newspaper at work and the ink rubs off
  • You touch newspaper? Didn't think anyone did that anymore :D
  • No case on my white 635 for more than 6 months and still looks fine. Back cover is a bit scratched, but not noticeable.
  • Sure.
  • You can't have though build without bulky design. Look at iPhone 6 plus and it's bending issues.
    And man, 640/xl isn't childlish with all that colours and plastic cover but the cornerish 830 is childlish? You are really talking nonsense.
  • Yea, you can. Regular iPhone 6 is damn near perfect.
  • I'm seriously laughing at that.
  • Laugh on, it's sturdy, paper thin, feather light, thumb reaches every corner and does everything.
  • yeah, maybe perfect TOY for little kids, or iSHEEP that has been ""brainwashed"" to think its so good, with that stupid low battery mAh that runs out so freaking fast, ONLY 8 pix cam, ONLY 720p res screen(where everyone is using 1080p or Quad HD), limited NFC (where CrApple made fun of both the NFC and Bigscreen phns in front of thousands of people in many occasions, and now using both of them), NO back button, BENDS so freaking easy(check out #bendgate on twitter and see those who posting their bend iJUNK), NO 4k recording, NO wireless or rapid charging battery, NO microSD slot,.......................yeah its so good, NOOOOOOOOOT. iJUNK6 and 6+ are the most Overrated, junk there ever made, that is 4 YEARS BEHIND other brands technology.  
  • @apple-SUCKS:  When you resort to that kind of crap, then you pretty much conded that you've lost. 1.  Apple devices had Fast Charging since the iPhone 4.  They charge fast to 80% then take longer to charge the rest.  That's been there, for years now.  On something like an iPhone 6+ you don't need Fast Charging, becasue unlike a Galaxy S6 or other smaller-class smartphone the device lasts a day and then some, and then some.  iPhones have the best standby times in the industry.  iPhone 6+ can get 8+ hours of screen on time for people when a Windows or Andorid phone would crap out around 5-6 hours screen on time with similar Screen Resolution and Battery Sizes. 2.  No one cares about Storage Abusing 4K recording when hardly anyone or anyone they know has a 4K Television. 4K sounds great in theory, but in practice it's impractical.  I had a Note 3.  I never used the 4K recording, and the 4K recording on the Note 3 was better than any Windows Phone (Smooth 30FPS vs. 24 or some crap?). 3.  The iPhone 6+ has a 1080p Screen.  The 6 has a bit above 720p, and that's all it needs because people simply do not notice much difference once you go beyond those already absurd PPI densities. 4.  Apple doesn't need to use NFC to Transfer Files and other stuff.  AirDrop actually works exceptionally well.  Using NFC for Payments only also gets rid of other security concerns.  BTLE is supported and most smart home and fitness supplies that work wirelessly are literally designed to make sure they work first and formost with the iPhone flawlessly. 5.  Thier 8Mpix cameras are sill some of the best in class, despite others ratcheting up the resolution, nevermind there are battery concerns when you are using absurdly high image resolutions and taking a lot of pictures.  Also, performance is a concern as well.  I don't know of any flagship device on the market that can do 10FPS Burst Shots at 20MP - and certainly not at 41MP. 6.  SD Card Slot not needed.  Get a 64GB device.  128GB device for the people who never need that much, but act like they ever will :-P 7.  iOS has *never* had a back button and it was out before Android so I'm not sure why that's an issue.  Additionally, if you used Windows Phone 7.0 with its context sensitive Back Button you probably wouldn't even be happy witih the abomination Microsoft put into the OS after they ripped that one out. 8.  Wireless Charging on a Metal Phone.  You're cute.  I bet you failed Physics, too. Now let's get to the 4 years behind other brainds: 1.  Microsoft Launched their Platform using SoCs from 2009 in late 2010.  Every flagship through Mango used Snapdragon 2 SoCs, when competitors were already either using their own better, custom SoCs (Hummingbird, Exynos) or moving on to S3. 2.  iMessage was released in iOS 5.  We're going on iOS 9 and Microsoft still doens't have anything competitive with it (please do not say Skype). 3.  FaceTime came with iOS 4 and it's still leaps and bounds better than Skype for any 1:1 Audio or Video Calling.  Microsoft had to BUY SKYPE to compete in these spaces, because they couldn't do it themselves. 4.  iOS and OS X already have Cross-Device Call/FaceTime Handoff and SMS/MMS Relay.  That was last-year's news.  All of the Continuity and Hand-Off features, where if you open a Document on your phone you can, in one click, open that same document on your iMac/MacBook to the same place with all the progress saved...  That was last year's news. Maybe Microsoft is, in some cases, about 4 years behind Apple because they keep "reinventing the wheel" every damn year.  Every year there's a "Revamp" of the OS or some major components/runtimes.  First, here's Metro.  Then "Sorry, we were concentrating on moving to NT." Then, "Sorry, we have to rebrand and redesign every service." Then, "Sorry, we're redesigning the way applications are developed for Windows Phone, so you're even going to have worse apps from us than we publish on iOS and Android." Then, "Wait for Windows 10."  Windows users have gotten extremely proficient at "waiting;" many would agree. There's nothing wrong or overrated about either and iPhone, an Android Phone, a Blackberry Phone, or a Windows Phone.  They're all tools to get the job done.  The major benefits of a Windows Phone are... that it uses similar services to Desktop Windows, which is by far the most populous Desktop System.  The major benefits of an iPhone don't really kick in until you start using other Apple Devices.  Once you add one of either:  iPad, iPhone, iMac, MacBook, AppleTV; things change and it becomes incredibly hard for other devices to displace any of them because Apple has put in the work Microsoft has neglected to put in in making thier Systems work flawlessly together (without trying to shoehorn one into the other, by the way!). The most ironic thing about Apple's iOS 8 announcement wasn't what they announced, but that it's what us (back then) Windows Phone 7/7.1/7.5 users thought Microsoft was moving towards with Windows Phone.  We thought Microsoft would have gotten there in like... 2012, 13 at the latest.  But they still aren't there.  Irony was the word that came to mind.  And at that point I jumped on it not because of the hype or because of the value percieved by random internet afficonados, but because they actually came through and delivered what people like me were hoping Microsoft (and to a lesser extent, Google) would have.  I bought my iPhone 6+ and went to the Apple Store and got an iMac, and I doubt I'll ever look back.  My Dell Notebook will likely be replaced with a Macbook Air, because Microsoft still is busy redoing things instead of really refining them and offering a competitive all-around user experience (I got an Xbox One that I returned 12 hours later, I don't even want to get into the story behind that buggy PoS, Go Playstation?!). I still have my Android One M8.  I have choices and I have money.  I buy things becasue they allow me to get hte most out of what I do, not because they put the cutest words on the box or in the advertising.  Also, Apple has like 40% marketshare in the USA, so here that almost by default makes the iPhone a better choice given how well they build their services into the OS and the habit THEIR users have of ACTUALLY USING those services instead of fragmenting themselves across dozens if not hundreds of alternatives (every iPhone user I know uses iMessage and FaceTime, and iCloud, etc.  Almost no Android users I know use Hangouts and half of them don't even know what Google Drive is - but they use Viber, DropBox, Kik, and a thousand other alternatives [all available on iOS, of course, but if your social circle is iOS dominated you can eliminate all of those by getting an iPhone ;-) ]). P.S.  Just because everyone on the interstate is going at 100MPH doesn't mean you should as well. Sometimes it's better to cherry pick what makes the most sense instead of throwing in everything and the kitchen sink just so fanboys like you can rattle off a bunch of buzzwords for technology you most probably never use even occasionally (cause mose other people aren't tapping phones to share crap, or buying Wireless chargers, or recording 4K video on their smartphones either).  Hell, don't the Lumia phones post process their images down to like 5MP by default on those phones?
  •   wireless chargers? yes lots of people use them probably more than applepay. (the is good reasons that apple only state $ or transactions rather than users) 4k video ? yeah I use it but its a futures thing (whe 4k tvs being common) but I dont care .... all my old videos will not be low res .... 5MP ? yes thats for social sharing  and the fact that I have 20mp means that even if the iphone pic is close it will never be as good if I want a larger print. Having this stuff does not hurt... it does future proof the device so you may have a 2 yr old phone that has the same capacity as a iphone. But enjoy your phone I do ...
  • Well written @n8ter#AC
  • My Lumia 1020 is capable of taking burst shots at 34MP. And the image is only downsized to 5MP when you are going to send it in a text message. Also, I don't think you know what "NT" is. Windows has been based on the NT kernel since 1993. Also, being a user of the Windows 10 Technical preview for phones, I have noticed about every single week there is a new major app thats been ported over from IOS to windows phone. None have been buggy, and in fact, the plague inc app runs better on my Lumia 1020 than my Ipod Touch. The developer even put in a little extra effort to put in a live tile. Windows 10 is a game changer. But what is the point with responding to you, you are clearly a delusional Apple fanboi. 
  • I would not say apple sucks but it is not all that either. Apple limit themselves to well apple. I am not sure for example why they have something called bluetooth should it not be called appletooth? NFC is only NFC with apple pay or apple to apple, its absolutely pointless to use once again on a non apple device. Apple remind me of a personal computer you cannot make personal infact quite the opposite.  Oh and Air Drop is only for apple devices once again! The iCloud is a joke it has a mega capacity and cannot send high quality files across it as in memory sizd, it is limited not secure, you cant move photographs from an apple easily to anywhere else and the mail is slow very slow. The iMessage and Facetime are built in products that you have to switch off manually so as for all your apple friends using them then duh that is pretty obvious.  I use a Mac Pro and own a few apple devices etc and iMessage is defaulted to bring me messages on my Mac Pro from another persons apple device as it is iTunes connected. How ever you can use Windows messaging connectivity on non windows devices. Windows does not base itself on bling tech and does not try to be like appl bling, they are doing their own thing and doing it well.  You state about apple were doing things years ago, well I agree with much of that mainly because they modernised the concept of the smart phone and not many would disagree with that, but it does not mean they are the fore fathers of mobile tech. PDA's back in the early 2000s were running MSF windows and software applications, you also had symbian with products like Psion and Blackberry well before iphones etc already offering many services that are now much easier and user friendly. So I guess apple just copied and glossed it up better, something they do very well, but they cannot claim they did this first or innovated first, frankly they didnt. Apple are the genius of bling tech colourful screens disney itoy looking watches and over expensive everything and that appeals to a large audience.  There is no doubt apple are successul but does not make them any good and certainly they are not orignators except with the iPod something they can claim they invented. Patent wise apart from the Samsung war, they virtually stole everyhing from Blackberry on the mobile front and the software patents that go on with MSF are also legendary.  I own a Mac Pro (new model), Macbook Pro, iMac 27", iPad, iPod, iPhone (some where), Surface Pro 3, Lumia1520 & 920, Microsoft Band, Samsung S Tab 8.4", Samsung Note Edge, Gear S Watch, Blackberry Passport, Pebble Steel Smart Watch. You might ask why and simply put because I can. I find the windows devices to be the best and most flexible for using connectivity purposes as well as the Blackerry Passport which is such an underated handset in fact its an amazing device.  The point I am making is that windows phones provide a freedom that apple cant without it being only apple whereby I can use windows smart phones and be anywhere whether its on an apple computer or an android tablet or other and take Blackberry they have the Blend software which i think exceptional. Windows are doing good on their smart phjones and I really think they seriously uping their game to a whole new level.
  • You do realize that the iPhone 6 is arguably better than any current Windows Phone offering, right?? Wireless charging on a metal phone, dream on son, dream on!
  • "You can't have tough build withouth bulky designs" - I guess this would have made more sense if we were still in the Nokia N Series vs SonyEricsson era. And yes, the 640 looks childish with all the other colors except black or white.
  • Sony Ericcson had excellent design, very thin too .. C902? Nokia N Series were pretty chunky, and they never really adopted glass screens >.>  
  • My N8-00 and my Nokia Pureview 808 have glass screens. The N8-00 is old and slow, now. The 808 is just old. Chunky? You betcha! And rock solid.
  • TL;DR?  ;) Nokia N8 and 808 were post Sony Ericcson vs Nokia era.  I still use my 808 as a daily driver! EDIT:  Think N91 vs K800.  N91 had the legendary audio processor and ampilfier (still beats all Lumias on the market today), and K800 had the autofocus and xenon flash. I sure wish Lumias had the headphone out / camera quality of the 808. 
  • My iPhone 6 Plus hasn't bent - at all.  I know people with that phone and the Galaxy S6 and theirs haven't bent either.  I know it's cliche to mention that, but don't inflate the "issues" here.  You don't need a bulky design to be well designed (these days, it's the opposite of well designed since people seem to be obsessed with having super-ultra portable devices now) or have a tough build.  Look at the iPhone 5C.  They used plastic and it's thin, but they used their head and anchored the plastic internally with metal to strengthen it. The problem with the Lumias aren't just the Bulky build.  It's the weight.  They felt almost twice as heavy as an iPhone or Galaxy device in the hand.  Additionally, for those people who case their phones, the phone was even BIGGER and even HEAVIER after the case was added, to the point where it often became unacceptable.
  • agreed. the sharp scquared corners are awsome and they even allow more screen space. 
  • Sharp corners don't really help with more real estate.  The navigation buttons, speaker, and webcam take up space on the top and bottom so the screen doesn't get to the corners.  And even if it did, having somewhat of a bezel on the side makes it easier to hold.
  • I find all of the 600 series phones a bit childish in design, especially the 640, but to each his own, they're perfectly capable phones.  My real issue with the 640 is that it costs $50 more than the 830 in the U.S.
  • 928
  • I rock my yellow 1020 in Corporate meetings all day son! Embrace the Technicolor !
  • I "rock" my Red 1520 without a case as a Campus Director of a Nursing School (Registered Nurses. Therefore many a person sees it!
  • I rock my white 1020 without a case all day long. Love the polycarbonate durability. IPhones all wrapped up in cases because they crack like hell all end up looking the same...boring. Naked they are beautiful devices but with granny panties on they look boring and flabby.
  • I rock my white 1020 with a skin protector. Barely adds any thickness and prevents scratches while still showing the beauty of the device!
  • Amen to that. I rock the same model in an office at a state university. People love the color!
  • Red is king...actually purple is the color of royalty, but that is so medieval...
  • I rock the Green Lumia 930 on a wedding ceremony of white and black motiff. My Green Lumia standsout like a color-pop in a photo.
  • Would have been neat to see an attached photo...
  • Love my yellow 1020 also but I'm ready for a change. Looking for something metallic this time around.
  • Colors alone are not the issue. The combination of color + poor design is what i'm talking about, mate.
  • i can assure you my 1520 is still way ahead of any iJUNK, and its in no way a poor design. I LOVE my 1520, so does my wife loves her 1020, both with awesome cameras, and features, that iJUNK wished it had.  
  • What's childish about the 830?
  • The user...
  • True
  • Well, it's simple. If you have a colored one, stare at it for a while and you'll notice.
  • people like colors. you don't have to get your phone all colorful. stick with black or white. There is nothing wrong with colored phones
  • By owning 2 white Lumia phones (720 + 635), i guess I'm aware of that. My point is, bad design + color = Lumia.
  • 920 and 1520 are some of the most beautiful phones IMO
  • ^^^THIS!!! Finally someone says it...
  • I disagree.  The 830 is svelt.  "All those colors" meaning the black and green replaceable backs? That is the beauty of design without bias for function, it's all in the eye of the beholder.  I've owned Focus, HD7, Titan, Titan II, 920, and the 1520.  The 820 is the most practical of all of the shapes and sizes.  Color sure did bring attention, too0.  People loved my Red 920 and 1520.  At work, with BYOD a pretty growing norm, no one cares; if they do, then consider that perhaps they are the childish ones. Having said that, I think these rumored specs sure are pie in the sky  Here is hoping they are real and necessary to run multi-desktop, etc, that they demo'd at Build.  
  • Hmmm i wish i had the orange ones
  • If colors are childish, why are the others going colors too?
  • I'm still not convinced by the designs + colors that Lumia phones have shown us so far... and others are going "colors" because, since babies, humans develop the habit of mimicking the crowd. 
  • Though it has very bad specs at its pricepoint. I mean: Snapdragon 400, what?
  • Yep very bad specs .!! For a premium price u pay which has exactly the same processor As of 730 launched along with it and has a better ffc too at a quite reduced price than that .!! Even today the 640 has it too .!! :/ they should really have considered that there are many buyers out there who do go on numbers :). Well I expect all the limitations overcomed by the 840 ;) hope so it has the continuum too
  • It`s design attracts me most,especially the little Oreo rear camera,→_→ sometimes I just wanna show others Look I`m using Nokia
  • That just puts you in the "super fanatic" category.
  • Which month of the year we are talking about Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Wait. November. ...
    Holy. ...it is a future flagship, not a release.
    So sad Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • 16th month of 2015. You know, the second half.
  • Available in retail it will be in Q5/15
  • It's gonna be a long summer.
  • They better produce another high end phone soon or the wait is over me. Will have no choice but to leave the platform.
  • Patience Jim, patience. No need for threats. They are optimizing and  perfecting that high end device so that we may all have an amazing experience with the unified windows 10 + continuum and windows hello.
  • Nothing to do with patience's, my phone will not last another year. By the way, been loyal user since 6.1, but can't bring myself to purchase a low end phone and have never liked Apple or Droid. If Microsoft hasn't made some type of announcement on phones in the next few months will have to make a very difficult, different choice.
  • Although low end, u can add a 128gb SD card to most. That makes the iphone and galaxy low end. 640 would be a great option to bridge you over and probably runs smoother than those.
  • Got to start saving....no more buying of games.
  • sad but so true
  • Unleash the phones us pretty much cool source.... Infact they only leaked lot of windowsphone 8.1 videos before launch. Hope this is also such kind of trusted news.. QHD Lumia phone and phablet is on the way..
  • it sounds like the Lumia 940 and 940XL rummer i have been reading. Just do a search on these devices, it sounds just like them. We'll see. 
  • That's likely true 940 & XL. 1020 replacement next spring, iLumia lol nah but it likely won't have a number behind it.
  • I'm hoping they have a built in bottle opener
  • That or Microsoft Continuum support. Either is equally awesome.
  • That was probably what the answering a call or replying a message from the PC was all about
  • And a nail filer.
  • Right. If they can put a coffee maker in the Pomegranate Phone several years back, then surely it will come with the new WP flagships as well. It isn't too much to ask...
  • So unknown sources, can't confirm, and its a 7/10?
  • Because there aren't any unreasonable claims.
  • Hopeful 7/10
  • Indeed. Sending text from my PC is something I've wanted for a long time. Would we receive them too?
  • I hope those features don't require any new hardware capabilities so everyone updating their phone OS to W10 can use them.
  • Understandable, but I have a Nokia 920 that's dying to be upgraded to something worthy, so I hope these specs are true or something comparable comes out.
  • You and me both, maybe the reason the "940" is bigger than the 930 is because of the Micro SD slot, which is fine by me.
  • Doesn't need to be bigger for an SD slot. All the smaller budget phones have them. The combination of decent internal storage AND an SD slot is appreciated.
  • I am guessing it will be done through the messenger app, basically syncs a conversation, be it SMS or Skype, between phone/PC.
  • Basically all those features ARE hardware
  • What? SMS to and from PC is 100% software based. Apple did it with no difference in hardware. It's just a matter of updating the Messages app and integrating it into Windows with your Microsoft account. I only hope it's not as big a pain in the ass to turn off as it is with Apple.
  • Huh? No. iMessage is software based. But the system used for SMS messages is different. That feature utilizes Bluetooth to communicate between the Mac and iPhone. It requires a certain version of Bluetooth that's compatible. Two of my friends had Macs that didn't have the Bluetooth capability to turn that feature on. So no that isn't completely software based but it could be built that way I'm sure.
  • If I remember well, it was possible with old Symbian using USB cable. You could read and reply messages on PC
  • Well, at least multi desktop feature will require newer hardware. They said as much in the demo of Office for Windows on phone experience.
  • We are awful close to that already, if we just had BT HID (keyboard/mouse). I can already mirror my screen to a monitor that has a Miracast dongle plugged in. If I could operate the phone with a keyboard and mouse, I'd have a passable desktop. That isn't dual screen, but it would please me. I am hopeful that the next Win 10 Tech build will support the BT HID and the new Office apps show up. We'll get a taste of that possibility. I understand the new Office apps are less than a week away for tech preview (insider) folks.
  • One of the features that made webOS so great way back when, glad its coming to wp
  • And if it isn't, I hope someone from Microsoft is reading this thread and decides to make it happen.
  • Can already be done using online sites, out with a MAC.
  • They are doing "something" different in Windows 10 with SMS, but I haven't figured out exactly what yet. I'm running WinX on a secondary phone and I'm now receiving the SMS messages it receives on my primary Win8.1 device.
  • That has always done that. SMSs are replicated across all your WP8 devices, via the 'backup' capability. It is not exactly a backup. It pulls your SMSs into the cloud and then syncs other devices that are logged in to the same MS account. The big difference is that if you delete a msg or thread, that is deleted from the 'backup' and all other instances, so it couldn't be retreived later from an old 'backup'. All we are miising right now is the opportunity to see the msgs in the cloud, and potentially work with them, That would seem software realizable to me. That is a bit different than a Phone and laptop being in proximity and connected, allowing reaction to phone notifications on the laptop. The top option would require internet and cloud access from both devices, this would just need a direct connection via BT or WiFi. Current hardware does have the ability to run both a Access Point and Point to Point WiFi simultaneously. Consider Miracast. Mirroring your screen is done over an adhoc Point to Point connection from your laptop or phone. If you are also connected to the internet and mirroring your browsing a web site, the device is supporting both the adhoc Miracast connection and the Access Point connection to the internet.
  • Google Voice will give you that ability immediately. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Insert Obama hope picture
  • What does actual high end wp have? Cuad core? 2gb ram?? Hd screen?? And android?? 8 core? QHD?? We will have 8core flagship when android will have 16 core? Probably at the same price. Another thing I don't understand. Why bigger and bigger screen for flagship? I did well with 3.2 and I don't really need more than 4.3". 5.7 wont literally fit in my hand.
  • You must have tiny hands. There's also a rumored 5.2" version.it says an unnamed Qualcomm processor, but I do agree that 6 cores isn't what I was expecting. Octacore should be the way to go for both.
  • Damn, i expectet a 100core processor.
  • Yeah and at least 20gigapixle camera
  • 8 cores come with the larger phone, according to this rumor, it's all about how many you need though. Too many people just look for higher numbers and say theirs is better. It's like saying a a Corvette is better than a Corolla when all you're doing is driving 25MPH. Sure one is better on paper, but youre not even using the extra horse power.
  • Standing still, a Corvette is better than a Corolla.
  • Are you not smart enough to get my point, or are you being deliberately obtuse?
  • He gets your point. So do I. Still I agree with him. ;)
  • Only in look and feel. They both get you to your destination within the defined legal speed limits, except the Corolla doesn't break down as often and isn't as expensive to fix. Plus, the Corolla has more room inside, so you can take friends along for the ride.
  • Irrelevant. The vette is a hundred times better for fishing and that's all that really matters.
  • Fishing for chicks maybe. Wouldn't even be able to get to some of my fishing holes, unless you put a lift kit on it. ;)
  • Of course, women. Why would I want a fish anywhere near my car?
  • Agreed!
  • id rather have something and not need it then need it and not have it.
  • That there is intelligent..
  • Sure
  • Comparing WP to Android when talking specs is kind of pointless
  • My 920 is still rocking well with just a dual core, so sure there will be a difference between 6 and 8 cores, but only on paper. Doubt much else will be different.
  • I agree. I think the Icon is a good size but it feels too large when trying to reach the top of the screen
  • Until you play a game or run HD video...
  • A hexacore would keep up just fine. Hell the LG G4 has one instead of octacore. Better for battery life etc which on a normal size handset is important. Look at all the complaints of bad battery on M9 and S6 etc.
  • @Zulfigar, you must not be running the latest Denim firmware on your 920. Unless "rocking" means watching the "Resuming..." dot-rock show for 3-5 seconds everytime you wake up the 920, unlock it, or switch between applications. It is especially frustrating when trying to take a quick picture by pressing the camera button in a sleep state - 10 seconds later, the picture moment is lost. I really like my Lumia 920, but