Lumia 940 Release Date for AT&T and T-Mobile on Oct 19

Earlier reports about the Microsoft Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL indicate an October 19 launch at an event in New York. The news of the release has gained momentum and new details have now surfaced.

As per reports on Nokia Power User, US may witness the arrival of the Lumia 940 and its phablet version, the 940 XL, through AT&T during the 1st or 2nd week of November. The site also mentions that T-Mobile may be seen carrying either one of the two devices, and there are high chances of it being the Lumia 940. But there is no clarity exactly when it will be coming to T-Mobile. Updates should soon be coming in as we get closer to the event.

According to Softpedia, the company has developed some advanced features for the devices including a “super-fast charging system” which allows the device to charge up to 85% in just 25 minutes. However, the information has not been confirmed yet and remains to be a rumor. But it will be really neat if the phone does come out with the capability.

To give fans a low-down on what is known about the Lumia 940 and 940 XL so far: Both the devices will be running Windows 10 Mobile and may sport a USB Type-C port, iris scanner amongst other features. Each phone will also boast of a 20.7MP camera and a 5MP front-facing snapper.

Earlier image resolution samples had been leaked by @Ricciolo1a, who also made comments about the improved image stabilization on what is thought to be the Lumia 940 device.

As for the other specs on the handsets, the Lumia 940 will come with a 5.2-inch screen with 1080p resolution, Snapdragon 808 processor, 32GB storage and 3GB RAM. The Microsoft Lumia 940 XL, a larger variant, with a 5.7-inch Quad HD display may house Octa-core Snapdragon 810 and Adreno 430 GPU. It will also have 32GB storage and 3GB RAM, with a slot for MicroSD card.

As reported, the price tag on the Microsoft Lumia 940 could be over $600, while the Microsoft Lumia 940 XL may retail at a price of over $649.

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