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We already know that Microsoft is going to launch two new high-end Lumia handsets this year but so far the company has not said anything about these devices. There have been many rumors and reports regarding their specifications, the latest suggests that both Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL will have a polycarbonate build and for precisely this reason they’re likely to cost more than the Galaxy S6 and the iPhone 6.

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The rumor doesn’t say why the handsets that will be fashioned out of polycarbonate will be expensive than the metal touting Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6, then again it’s not known for sure just how expensive these handsets are going to be as opposed to their rivals.

Previous rumors suggest that the Lumia 940 is going to have a 5.2 inch display with 1,080×1,920 pixel resolution and a Snapdragon 808 processor with 3GB RAM and Adreno 418 GPU. A 20 megapixel PureView rear camera with triple LED flash and 5 megapixel front camera are also said to be onboard with Windows 10 Mobile.

On the other hand Lumia 940 XL is said to feature a 5.7 inch display with 1,440×2,560 pixel resolution, Snapdragon 810 processor with 3GB RAM and Adreno 330 GPU. The cameras will remain the same and so will the operating system. Both handsets are expected to come with an iris scanner.

Microsoft may announce these handsets at IFA 2015 which takes place in Berlin this September.

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