Microsoft is going to launch two high-end Lumia flagship smartphones later this year and while the company itself has not confirmed the specifications of these handsets it is widely believed that they will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest processor. The Lumia 940XL has been spotted on GFXBench and it appears to be running the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor.
This was to be expected. Back when the controversy regarding the Snapdragon 810 overheating issues was making headlines everyday, Qualcomm got together a bunch of its partners and made them reiterate their commitment to the 810 in a blog post, Microsoft was among those partners and thus it did hint back then that upcoming Lumia flagship will feature the Snapdragon 810.
The GFXBench benchmark also indicates that the Lumia 940XL has a 1,440×2,560 Quad HD resolution display with at least 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, at least on the model that ran the benchmark. Also present are the rumored 20 megapixel rear and 5 megapixel front cameras.
It goes without saying that the door is open to spec changes before Microsoft starts mass producing the Lumia 940XL, for all we know this benchmark was run on an early stage prototype and since then the company has made countless changes to the overall device.
Microsoft has not yet said when it’s going to launch the new Lumia handsets this year.