Microsoft set to make high-end Windows 10 phone

Microsoft is working on two new high-end Lumia phones for Windows 10.

A flagship device, codenamed Cityman, is currently being developed, alongside a high-end handset codenamed Talkman.  According to The Verge, Microsoft is taking a similar approach to Apple with two devices that have bigger displays, but similar specifications.

Cityman is designed to be the flagship phone for Windows 10, and will reportedly include a 5.7-inch QHD display, Qualcomm octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, and a 20-megapixel camera at the rear.

Microsoft is planning to use a removable rear cover for access to the battery and microSD slots, despite the presence of 32GB of internal storage. Cityman will support the new Continuum for phones feature to transform a phone into a PC, and Microsoft is planning to bundle some additional hardware with the phone to enable this.

Microsoft’s second Talkman Lumia will be slightly smaller and will reportedly feature a 5.2-inch QHD display, a Qualcomm hexa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, and a 20-megapixel camera. While most of the specifications are the same as Cityman, the processor appears to be the big change. Both handsets are also expected to include a triple-LED flash to support different tones for photos, alongside a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

Both of Microsoft’s new Lumia devices are expected to ship with Windows 10 later this year.

A Smartphone specially designed for selfies

Microsoft has apparently confirmed rumors that it’s developing a new Windows smartphone targeted at those who love taking “selfies.”

The company has started sending out invitations titled “Ready For More?” to members of the media today. Many are speculating that a new a new Lumia 730 phone will debut at the event. It would be a device that features a 5 megapixel front-facing camera and a 4.7-inch screen.

The invites, which The Verge first spotted, also come weeks after the device under the codename of “Superman” was apparently shown off by Microsoft’s devices chief, Stephen Elop.

The Microsoft event is scheduled to take place Sept. 4 in Berlin. The event may also feature another Microsoft device, nicknamed the “Tesla,” which could be a Lumia 830 with an even better camera.

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