Microsoft Lumia 940 and 940 XL to be plastic-clad but more expensive than iPhone 6 or Galaxy S6

According to a new report from Dutch-speaking MyWindows.nl, the yet to be announced Microsoft Lumia 940 and the Microsoft Lumia 940 XL will be clad in plastic (polycarbonate). You may think that since the two will be plastic-clad, they will be cheaper. However, the report adds that they will be more expensive than the already pricey Apple iPhone 6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6.

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We’ve learned from past reports that the Lumia 940 will sport a 5.2-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (pixel density of 424 ppi), a 20-megapixel PureView rear-facing camera with triple LED flash for high-quality photos in even the poorest light conditions, a 5-megapixel front-facing selfie-centric camera, 32 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 64-bit hexa-core processor with an Adreno 418 GPU, and 3 GB of RAM. It will run Windows 10 Mobile out of the box.

As for the Lumia 940 XL, it is expected to sport a 5.7-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD) (pixel density of 515 ppi), a 20-megapixel PureView rear-facing camera with triple LED flash for high-quality photos in even the poorest light conditions, a 5-megapixel front-facing selfie-centric camera, 32 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, a Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor with an Adreno 430 GPU, and 3 GB of RAM. It too will run Windows 10 Mobile out of the box.

Microsoft is expected to launch the Lumia 940 and the Lumia 940 XL in November.

Would you buy the plastic-clad Microsoft Lumia 940 and the Microsoft Lumia 940 XL if they were more expensive than the Apple iPhone 6 or Samsung Galaxy S6? Let us know through a comment on our Phones LTD Facebook page.

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