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.

Microsoft’s windows 10 to have facial recognition features

Microsoft’s new Windows 10 set to include facial recognition features, will be released in a few months.

No precise date has been given for the launch of the operating system, which will power PCs, smartphones and also devices like bank machines and medical equipment.

Microsoft executive vice president Terry Myerson said that Windows 10 will be available this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages.

A new version of Windows for small footprint IoT (Internet of Things) devices will be available for free when Windows 10 launches.

Windows 10 will offer versions of Windows for a diverse set of IoT devices, ranging from powerful devices like ATMs and ultrasound machines, to resource constrained devices like gateways.

Microsoft is working with fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi to test Windows 10 on its devices.

The US tech giant also announced partnerships with Chinese-based Tencent and Lenovo to help customers in China upgrade to Windows 10.

The new software will allow users to sign in to a device without a password by using biometrics, including facial recognition.