Microsoft is working on a phablet with the screen size being the same as its predecessor, i.e. the Lumia 640 XL, as the import-export records website Zauba shows details about the test devices sent to India from Finland, where Nokia’s headquarters are located. The new phablet will be named Microsoft Lumia 840 XL, and this seems to be a top-end unit rather than a simple upgrade for the current device.
Only a couple of details are known about the coming device, and those are about the screen size, i.e. 5.7-inch, and the two options based on number of SIM cards – Single / Dual SIM. Although this won’t be a flagship, the expected specs make it closer to one, and better than the 640 XL, which is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and has a 720p display.
While we try to gather some information from sources, we can confirm that the device will be coming with Windows Phone 8.1 update 2, and will be able to update to Windows 10 in the future.
The other specs that seem possible for this device, include a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, a 1080p display resolution for the 5.7-inch screen, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 processor. Zauba’s listing shows the price per unit to be over Rs. 38000, and though we cannot trust that, these prices almost always have been close to the MRP of the products. Though, we assume Microsoft might have played with the pricing part to not reveal it this way.
We’ll await for more details, and update this later whenever there’s something coming our way.