Microsoft Lumia 840 to follow Lumia 940 and 940XL, all by year-end

The long overdue Microsoft Lumia flagships are coming and, contrary to what some insiders suggested, they won’t be named Lumia 950 and 950XL, a NokiaPowerUser trusted source reports. The high-end models will be named Lumia 940 and 940XL instead, without breaking the sequence from the existing Lumia 930.

Additionally, a Lumia 840 is indeed in the works, as was previously indicated, and it will be launched before the end of the year, though we’ll need to wait for the flagships’ release first. And if the flagships do come out in November, we’re in for a pretty Microsoft-packed holiday season. Again, the device is said to be named Lumia 840 and not 850 like another source claimed.

Perhaps the most interesting bit, outed today, is Microsoft’s move towards on-screen buttons. So far, Lumias have firmly relied on capacitive buttons in the bottom bezel, and an NPU poll showed that 44% of users are opposed to the concept of on-screen buttons on a flagship Windows Phone device. Despite that, all three of the above devices are most likely going to feature on-screen buttons.

So, while that does give us plenty to look forward to from Microsoft by the end of the year, there are three more devices yet unaccounted for, if this other rumor is well founded in…

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