One of the common complaints about the Windows Phone ecosystem, is the lack of high-end phones, and especially from Microsoft. Other manufacturers have made some, but Microsoft’s focus lately has been to the under $200 market. News on Tuesday might shake that up some for high-end phone devotees.
In various reports on Tuesday, Microsoft has been rumored to release two higher-end flagship phones by the year-end. Microsoft has been focusing on low-end budget phones for the past year, and since its purchase of Nokia, hasn’t fully shown off what it could create with their team.
First Phone: Cityman
While none of these specs are official, and Microsoft is quick to deny anything about it, the first phone is interesting. The first phone is codenamed “Cityman”, and it will sport a 5.7 inch QHD display, a Qualcomm octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, and much more.
What makes this phone interesting is the 20 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front camera, and a large 3300 mAh battery, which will be removable. This phone is going to be a mammoth, and compete against the Note line of phones and Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus. At 5.7 inches, it will also compete against the Lumia 1520 too.
Second Phone: Talkman
While the “Cityman” is the big phone, the “Talkman” or second phone, is its somewhat baby brother. According to rumors, it will have a 5.2 inch QHD display, a 6 core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, and have a microSD slot. It will also have a removable battery of 3000 mAh.
The “Cityman” is also for camera fans, as it has a 20 megapixel camera and a 5 megapixel front facing camera, like the “Cityman”. It will support Windows 10 as it gets released later this year, and be a competitively priced phone. Microsoft will need both of these phones to succeed and be big to get Windows Phone going.
Microsoft needs these flagship phones badly. The Lumia 1520 is nice, but its old, and Windows Phone needs flagship phones quickly, rather than later.