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  1. pepsicocom's Avatar
    I think it could be adapted for wireless charging with an Incipio style cover, but it would have to be a little thick to avoid unintended induction.
    06-05-2015 12:43 PM
  2. drjekel_mrhyde's Avatar
    I wonder if this is the WP in the new Mission Imposible movie
    06-05-2015 01:36 PM
  3. pepsicocom's Avatar
    I just found my next phone. Finally there is a worthy upgrade to my 1520!
    06-05-2015 02:32 PM
  4. bo_woods's Avatar
    Oh me yes. I am dying for a 5.7 inch device from Microsoft. I can't go any smaller than that. The 1520 was awesome, but I couldn't sit down without taking the phone out of my pocket. Meanwhile my note 4 fits perfectly. Only a small difference in screen size. I hope they also watch the bezels. The 6+ from apple is larger than the note 4, yet has a smaller screen. The only dimension in which it is better is thinness but in all honesty, that doesn't mean anything to me... I prefer a chunky phone with good battery life than a thin phone with less battery life, and not to mention that you can bend it with ease...

    Sent from my Note 4 using Tapatalk
    Did you ever experience ghost taps with your yellow 1520?
    06-05-2015 02:38 PM
  5. zkyevolved's Avatar
    Did you ever experience ghost taps with your yellow 1520?
    Yes. All the time. It didn't really bother me so much because it only happened once every day or maybe twice a day. But it wasn't a big deal.

    I hope this newly rumored 940XL doesn't have any issues like that. I also hope that it's easier to keep in the pocket. Hehe.

    Sent from my Note 4 using Tapatalk
    06-05-2015 02:41 PM
  6. bo_woods's Avatar
    Yes. All the time. It didn't really bother me so much because it only happened once every day or maybe twice a day. But it wasn't a big deal.

    I hope this newly rumored 940XL doesn't have any issues like that. I also hope that it's easier to keep in the pocket. Hehe.

    Sent from my Note 4 using Tapatalk
    HaHa I just noticed you have your Phone history as your signature.. Which did you like better? The 930 or 1520?
    06-05-2015 03:20 PM
  7. pepsicocom's Avatar
    What does the internal storage matter if you can expand with an SD card?
    06-05-2015 03:20 PM
  8. zkyevolved's Avatar
    HaHa I just noticed you have your Phone history as your signature.. Which did you like better? The 930 or 1520?
    1520 was the best device. The 930 was better for portability... Camera was more saturated in 930, which I liked more. But they are almost identical. I uploaded pictures somewhere here with the comparison...

    Sent from my Note 4 using Tapatalk
    06-05-2015 03:31 PM
  9. pepsicocom's Avatar
    Iris scanning will be just like Cortana for me - useless. It's personal preference. I don't think it will matter to anyone who doesn't want to use it.

    A lot of what you said at the start is kind of my point, though. Unless you're dying to unlock your phone with your eye (and how reliable will the tech even be, to know when you want the device open, vs. using Glance?), there's just not that much going on with this device. Fingerprint tech's improved, but it's still something where if you don't line the finger up properly, it's going to be problematic. I'm not one to use a password on my phone because I don't hand my phone out to people or leave it on a random table. The iris scanner just sounds like another potential means of gathering personal data (I'm 100% a paranoid person with this stuff, no lies), and it sounds like more of a meaningless gimmick than something to offer meaningful functionality to the OS and its handsets.

    For SoCs, I'm fine with Qualcomm's stuff, partially because the alternatives are somewhat lacking (Samsung doesn't push its chips to other OEMs, and Intel's not shown that Atom chips can power phones well),. The problem is that Microsoft wants to use the Apple release schedule when it's 6 months AFTER the hardware launches. They could get away with on-par SoCs to Galaxy and One devices if they were launching phones in the spring, but they're not. They're using on-par hardware 6 months late, which means the fresh Lumia chips are about to get replaced, and the improved stuff's already been at least somewhat announced, making the new Lumia stuff nearly dead.

    As for your ideal specs, I don't care for most of it. It's just whatever on a page. I'd take anything from 4.5-6.0" and any display resolution of 1080p higher, as resolution on the display just doesn't get me excited. I'd take 32 GB of storage base with microSD, I get by fine with the 32 GB in my 920. Honestly, the ho-hum upgrades would be fine if they launched alongside the Android competition, but the fact it is 6 months late makes me want more because the SoC's about to get replaced/improved upon. That's why I ask for things like the improved camera from the 930/1520 and more storage.
    06-05-2015 03:34 PM
  10. peachy001's Avatar
    I'm eager to see it in action, but also think I may not use it. Particularly as my kids use Kids Corner so much. Hopefully they will allow access to that without iris recognition. They currently don't let you have a PIN just for the main screen, so possibly not. Kids Corner is great, and I can hand my phone to any kid without fear of them messing up my stuff. Hope they keep it.
    06-05-2015 04:35 PM
  11. Harry Wild's Avatar
    I got my new Windows Mobile phone - 735 RN-1039!

    But if the 940XL not going have SD micro card expansion and has only 32GB of storage option; it dead in the water for 2015 sales!
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    06-05-2015 10:39 PM
  12. Zulfigar's Avatar
    I got my new Windows Mobile phone - 735 RN-1039!

    But if the 940XL not going have SD micro card expansion and has only 32GB of storage option; it dead in the water for 2015 sales!
    Is it really when the Samsung Galaxy S6 doesn't have one either, and Apple has never had one? Though, I hope it does have a Micro SD card slot, but if they give options on size, then I'll be happy with that more than the slot (no having to move apps back and forth).
    06-05-2015 10:55 PM
  13. zkyevolved's Avatar
    The thing about apple and Android is you can backup all your app data without the SD card. It helps on Android if you do, but it's not necessary... But while I was using Windows Phone, I saw that the apps that did allow local backup only did so to the SD card. So no SD card means no backup for whatsapp, for example. Lame in my opinion if you ask me... So an SD card would be 100% necessary for me unless they open up their storage options while connecting to USB or something like that.

    Sent from my Note 4 using Tapatalk
    06-06-2015 01:38 AM
  14. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    links or proof please?
    06-06-2015 05:32 AM
  15. hiya15's Avatar
    A few pics to wet the appetite!!
    This is the concept design for 940 , original wont look like this.
    06-06-2015 05:51 AM
  16. theupright's Avatar
    I think if it has internal storage 32 gb, it's not get micro sd slot as Lumia 920 & Lumia 930.
    06-06-2015 05:57 AM
  17. peachy001's Avatar
    This is the concept design for 940 , original wont look like this.
    Concept designs are great, but, they are usually just beyond the achievable. I love seeing them, and marvelling at them, but they set my own bar too high.

    For the 940s I don't actually expect any jaw dropping designs. But, the Nokia designers are a talented bunch, as are the MS design teams.

    Can't wait to see the real thing.
    06-06-2015 08:55 AM
  18. kittananj's Avatar
    @evleaks confirmed that "Cityman" will ship with "Iris scanner"
    Mr.KLeen likes this.
    06-06-2015 11:33 AM
  19. peachy001's Avatar
    Talkman won't have iris scanning or continuum, judging by the rumours. Will also have the 808 snapdragon. So only the Cityman is the flagship. Shame.
    06-06-2015 03:26 PM
  20. anon(5383410)'s Avatar
    Real or fake, when they announce specs for their next high end device it can be made of adamantium steel and drive your car for you and people still wouldn't be satisfied,
    Harrie-S and ladydias like this.
    06-06-2015 06:32 PM
  21. wheelerk's Avatar
    I have to say that I find myself a bit surprised at all the negative reaction to the specs.
    I'm an IT professional and I use my phone A LOT. For A LOT of different things. It's a 1020.
    Not that I would turn down a micro SD slot, but I've never hit the limit of the phone's built-in memory. The phone's 768 screen is plenty sharp and vibrant, and the device response and app load times are great. There is almost nothing that I need it to do that I won't do, and I'd venture to say that as an IT professional, my actual needs surpass those of many.

    So here we have specs leaked that blow those of my 1020 out of the water (with perhaps the exception of the camera) and so many of you are just like, "Whatever".
    Have we become so jaded that we are no longer impressed for more than 10 minutes at the AMAZING amount of technology packed into these small devices?
    I feel that evaluating phones is not unlike evaluating cars. The specs are only part of the story. The combination of all the specs in to the experince of using it, much like the experince of driving a car, can at times become more than the sum of their parts. A Mazda Miata/MX-5 is not going to win in ANY objective measure of performance against a Corvette or Lamborghini. But it is a BLAST to drive, and one of the most rewarding driving experiences one can have.
    And as we should all know, Windows Phone has always run better (or just as well) on lesser hardware than iOS or Android.

    In short, none of us really have anything at all to complain about. And if you think you do, I'd suggest its rooted more in bragging rights than actual need.

    I'm not saying we shouldn't strive to make ever better devices. I'm not saying that the progress of technology should stop. But more and more as I read these forums, I leave with the feeling that all I've done is listen to a bunch of whiny, spoiled, petulant children moan and complain because the device in question isn't sufficiently "shiny" enough to warrant their time and break through their short attention span.
    I'm not a sports fan, but how many of you would immediately ditch your favorite team just because they lost a few games in a row, or had a bad season?
    Folks, the only way Windows Phone is going to survive and eventually thrive is if we stand behind it and support it. If we remain committed fans. If we continue to root for the underdog and not be led away by another device with better specs (especially when, overwhelmingly, most of you don't really even need the improvement). It's okay to constructively point out flaws and shortcomings, and make suggestions. But this "It's just not good enough for my inflated ego" attitude that has become so prevalent is off-putting. That's the kind of attitude I'd expect from hipster iSheep, not people that are open-minded and technically savvy enough to explore other options.
    Wow! Nicely put. I agree 100%
    horseybob likes this.
    06-06-2015 07:11 PM
  22. LumiaWorld's Avatar
    I hope MS will add a fingerprint scanner on these flagships
    06-06-2015 07:52 PM
  23. mary beth hale's Avatar
    I hope MS will add a fingerprint scanner on these flagships
    Agree
    06-06-2015 09:31 PM
  24. bo_woods's Avatar
    I hope the flagships take on a 925/1520 type look. You know slim, "cat ear" corners, and medium/decent sized but prominent camera bump.

    Unlike the 1520 it should have an aluminum rim like the 925 with different colored poly carbonate backs, that can be easily swapped, but also are seamless with the back of the phone, unlike the 830 which has an unsightly gaping tab at the bottom, which IMO makes the device look cheap.

    Perhaps something like a pin key could be popped into a small hole on the back to pop off the rear colorful back... like how the sim pin door key goes into a small hole to pop out the sim tray..

    Also the backs should come in
    Red,yellow,cyan,orange,green,black and white, and maybe grey....and of course silver and dark grey aluminum frames
    06-06-2015 11:50 PM
  25. pjm1891's Avatar
    As someone who is thinking about giving Windows phone one last chance I really hope that the phones will come with AMOLED display. The displays in the latest Samsung flagships really are in a class of their own! I currently use the S6 edge and the display is ridiculous.
    Galaxy S6 display is "best ever" on a smartphone | Alphr
    eb110americana likes this.
    06-07-2015 04:43 AM
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