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Microsoft’s flagship Lumia devices appear in leaked renders

by Brandon Russell | August 26, 2015August 26, 2015 7:52 pm PDT

Microsoft’s Windows Phone hasn’t received much love so far this year, but that’s reportedly going to change in October. The Redmond company is expected to unleash two new flagship devices running its new Windows 10 update, and thanks to a nice little leak, we’ve got a pretty good look at what these phone will look like. And, let me tell you: they look pretty nice.

Evan Blass released the two press renders late Wednesday, giving us a clear look at Microsoft’s Cityman (blue) and Talkman (black). We’ve heard plenty about these phones over the past few months, including their complete specs, but we haven’t really seen them in the flesh (save for one previous leak). This is about as detailed a look as we’ll get until someone actually snaps pictures of a physical unit.

Microsoft’s Cityman will be the more premium of the two, complete with a 5.7-inch Quad HD screen, Snapdragon 810 processor, 20-megapixel PureView camera, 3300mAh battery, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, Qi wireless charging support, USB-C and even support for Windows 10’s Hello, which will allow for iris recognition. The device is also expected to support Microsoft’s Surface Pen, though the image doesn’t indicate one way or the other.

The Talkman is going to be the “weaker” of the two, though judging by the spec sheet, I use that term loosely. Rather than a 5.7-inch screen, the Talkman is rumored to sport a 5.2-inch Quad HD display and Snapdragon 808 processor, which is only a tiny step down from the Snapdragon 810. Other specs include 32GB of expandable storage, 3GB of RAM, a 20-megapixel camera, Qi wireless charging support, USB Type-C and an iris scanner.

We’ve seen a wave of terrific Android phones over the past few months, and more are supposedly on the way. Combine that with the imminent arrival of new iPhones, and Microsoft has some pretty stiff competition to go up against. With a Windows 10 update waiting in the wings, these two devices look like Microsoft’s best bet to gain a significant mobile audience. We can’t wait.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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