The suspected Lumia 940 XL gets benchmarked

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It's really hard to keep a smartphone secret these days - even if you manage to conceal the name and appearance from the online masses, at some point a tester is going to use a benchmarking utility to see how fast the new beast is. And these utilities then report back to the wider database of device scores, complete with a host of ancillary information about the phone which you might not want made public yet. In this case, it's the turn of the rumoured (though widely expected) Lumia 940 XL, the upcoming Windows 10 Mobile flagship. There aren't any real surprises, given my own predictions for its smaller sister, the (alleged) Lumia 940, but it's still good to have confirmation that the 940 XL does exist.

Lumia 940 on grass

From the GSM Arena write-up:

Today we get a very good idea about what to expect from the Lumia 940 XL in terms of specs, because it's been put through the paces of a benchmark that thankfully lists the most important hardware information in its online database.

And it mostly confirms past mumblings about the device. So, the Lumia 940 XL (model number RM-1100) will sport a 5.7-inch QHD (2,560x1,440) touchscreen, as well as a rear camera featuring a resolution of at least 17 MP - but certainly more, since this benchmark always underrepresents these values. So we assume there will at least be a 20 MP lens in there. It will shoot 4K video.

Moving on, we've got a 5 MP selfie snapper, 16GB of built-in storage, and at least 1.5GB of RAM (but more likely 2GB, again because the benchmark under reports such values). Running the show will be Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 SoC, which is confirmed by the presence of the Adreno 430 GPU. This will have an octa-core CPU in ARM's big.LITTLE configuration as always.

Source (in German)

In graphical form, here's the breakdown:

Alleged 940 XL specs

Here's my best guess at the full Lumia 940 XL specs, in more detail:

  • Windows 10 Mobile
  • 140 x 73 x 9mm, 176g
  • 5.7" QHD RGB LCD screen, including 'display memory' (and therefore Glance capability).
  • Virtual Windows controls that swipe away when not needed.
  • 64-bit Snapdragon 810 chipset (perhaps slightly underclocked to alleviate overheating).
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB internal storage plus microSD
  • Octaband 4G/LTE, nanoSIM.
  • 20MP 1/2.3" sensor with f/1.9 wide angle ZEISS optics and oversampling to 8MP, next-gen 3-axis OIS, 2.5x lossless digital zoom.
  • Pulsed triple LED flash.
  • Up to 4K video capture and 'Moment' extraction to 8MP later.
  • 5MP f/1.9 wide angle front-facing camera, 1/4" sensor.
  • Accompanying the decent FFC and sensor cluster, an iris recognition system for unlocking and authentication generally. It probably won't work that well (or with glasses wearers), but Microsoft has to try, at least! This will be part of the Microsoft 'Hello' authentication system across its properties.
  • Stereo speakers on the phone's bottom edge.
  • NFC
  • Qi charging built-in, plus 3400mAh sealed battery, USB Type-C cable connection, and Qualcomm QuickCharge 2.0-compliant charging.

All pretty exciting, though I wouldn't expect an official launch for a month or two yet.

Source / Credit: GSM Arena