Updated 03:55 AM EST, Fri, Jan 28, 2022

iPhone 7 vs Microsoft Lumia 940: iOS 9 & Windows 10 Battle? Release Date, Price & Specs Details Here [Rumors]

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Speculations are still going around about the rumored Microsoft Lumia 940 and the iPhone 7, which is sometimes referred to as the iPhone 6S. These reports are all unconfirmed by Apple and Microsoft, but it doesn't stop gadget enthusiasts from letting everyone know about their speculated claims.

We compared the rumored specs and features of the iPhone 6S and the Lumia 940.

Specs & Features

DigiTimes claimed that the iPhone 7 (6S) will be thinner than its predecessor, coming in at 0.2 mm. This design, however, comes with a downgrade. The news outlet noted that the thinner model will be 10% dimmer than the iPhone 6 model currently out in the market. Apple would have to remedy this situation by providing additional chips for its backlight.

For its camera, Feng wrote (as translated by 9to5Mac) that the device will have a 12MP RGBW shooter from Sony, an upgrade over Apple's previous 8MP resolution in its iPhone models. The camera is also said to have faster autofocus ability.

The iPhone 7 will be powered by the A10 processor, 9to5Mac claimed. GforGames reported that the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company will be manufacturing the chips for the new iPhone.

PC Pro, however, said that the device will be equipped by the A9 processor, with the Force Touch feature, Bendgate-resilient construction, and iOS 9 also included. Improved Touch ID, extra microphone for enhanced voice quality, and a Rose Gold color variant are the other features rumored to be included in the handset.

As for the Lumia 940, Softpedia reported that Microsoft is planning to release two variants of the mobile. The Lumia 940 will come in at 5.2-inch display with QHD resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels) powered by a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 chipset. The model will also have 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, 20MP camera, and 3,000mAh battery

The Lumia 940 XL, on the other hand, is said to be at 5.7 inches with the same QHD resolution but with an octa-core version of the Snapdragon 808, Softpedia wrote. The device will be equipped with a 20MP camera and the same memory storage, but with a more powerful 3,300mAh battery.

For its operating system, the Lumia 940 handsets is said to run using Windows 10 instead of the Android 5.1 Lollipop, the news outlet claimed. Other rumored features include dual-SIM support, 3D-like interactions, a pen stylus, and iris-scanning abilities, Yibada listed.


PC Pro speculated that the iPhone 7 will have a starting price at $649 for the standard model. Yibada, in contrast, said that the Lumia 940 will cost around $620.

Release Date

Following Apple's usual timeline of unveiling their smartphones, the iPhone 7 is expected to be announced in September 2015, 9to5Mac noted.

PC Advisor wrote that the Lumia 940 handsets will arrive alongside Windows 10, which is said to come out as soon as summer 2015.

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