The selection of Windows-based smartphones has been rather thin in the U.S., but Microsoft is planning two new flagship models for an October launch, and Alcatel One Touch is also planning a value-priced model, all with Windows 10 Mobile, reports said.
Though Microsoft has focused on launching affordable Lumia phones in the past year, two new flagship models — the Microsoft Lumia 950 (codenamed Talkman), and Lumia 950 XL (codenamed Cityman) — are on the way, a report from Tech Times said.
The Lumia 950 is expected to feature 5.2-inch QHD resolution (2560 x 1440) display and 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 quad-core processor supporting 4K video capture and Category 9 LTE, which delivers peak download speeds up to 450Mbps. The Lumia 950 XL will feature a 5.7-inch QHD display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, which raises processing speeds to octacore levels (4x2GHz plus 4x1.5GHz). Both will come with 3GB RAM and 20-megapixel rear camera, while the 950 XL will add an iris scanner.
For its part, Alcatel One Touch has confirmed it will bring a new windows Phone to the U.S. this year, and a report from Windows Cetnral indicates it will be the OneTouch Fierce XL for T-Mobile with 5.5-inch 720p display, 1.1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB of storage, 64GB MicroSD card slot, LTE, HD Voice, 8-megapixel main camera and 2,500mAh battery.