The 5.7-inch flagship Cityman (Lumia 950 XL) may have on-screen buttons
On-screen or capacitive buttons?
After revealing a couple of renders of Talkman and Cityman, the high-end Lumia smartphones expected in September /October, Windows Central has updated the list with possible specs of the 5.7-inch model. According to the updated report, Microsoft may release the phablet with on-screen buttons, instead of physical.
Nokia (now Microsoft) has always used capacitive (hardware) buttons on its premium devices (Lumia 930, 920, 925, 1520, 1020 and others), so if the Lumia 950 XL uses software buttons this would be an interesting and possibly controversial change.
While the capacitive buttons definitely bring a more classic look and feel to the smartphones, they don’t allow smaller bezels at the bottom of the device. The Cityman will feature a large 5.7-inch screen, so by using on-screen soft touch buttons Microsoft could reduce the size of the phone and make it a bit more compact.
The smaller model (Lumia Talkman /Lumia 950) will have a 5.2-inch display, but we don’t have information whether it will use capacitive or software buttons.
Both upcoming models will have an iris scanner, Continuum for Phones feature, 20MP camera, Quad-HD screens, 3 GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage, USB Type-C, but different processors and batteries – Talkman will have a six-core Snapdragon 808 and a 3000mAh battery, while Cityman will have an eight-core Snapdragon 810 and a 3300 mAh battery. Both models will cost more than $600 and will be available in several color options.