This time the resolution is confirmed to be QHD and there's an octacore Snapdragon SoC onboard

A bonafide 5.7-inch quad HD (2,559x1,440 pixel) (QHD) flagship Windows 10 smartphone from Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) appears to have shown up in GfxBench database, this time with the resolution at full pixel-count.  Last time we saw a similar device with a slightly smaller display pop up, but with a screen crop that downscaled its 5.2-inch display image to 1080p (1,920 x 1,080 pixels, aka "full HD" (FHD)).

The latest leak is rumored to be the Lumia 940 XL (rumored codename: "Cityman"), and it corresponds with the new regulatory code RM-1100 that showed up in AdDuplex profiling a 5.7 inch device.  By contrast the previously leaked device was like the Lumia 940 (codename: "Talkman").


As with the Lumia 940 leak, there's a Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) system-on-a-chip onboard.  But unlike last time when a hexacore cast mystery on the hardware, this time there's a full-fledged octacore processor inside w/ an Adreno 430 graphics processing unit (GPU).  That makes it a pretty surefire bet to have the Snapdragon 810 onboard.

The 1.5 GB of RAM is believed to be because the benchmark was in 32-bit mode.  3 GB of DRAM are expected in the finished product.  The benchmark also hints at a 32 GB internal storage Flash drive and a robust 20 megapixel PureView camera.

Looks like the Lumia 940 and 940 XL are well along their way in prepping for a big fall debut.  We can expect perhaps one or both to make their debut at the IFA 2015 consumer electronics trade show which runs Sept. 4-9 in Berlin, Germany.  The new devices will be Microsoft's first high end hardware to land in nearly a year and a half, ending a drought in the critical market niche.

Sources: GSMArena, GFXBench

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