Updated: Now with statement by Microsoft -The Verge corroborates Cityman and Talkman Lumia flagship rumours, but add a worrying note

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The Verge reports that they have independently confirmed the recent rumours of new Windows 10 Mobile flagships on the way.

They report that the Cityman will have a 5.7-inch QHD display, Qualcomm octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, and a 20-megapixel camera at the rear with a removable battery and microSD support, plus 32 GB of internal storage.

Talkman will have a 5.2-inch QHD display, a Qualcomm hexa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, and a 20-megapixel camera.

Both handsets will have a triple-LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

The Verge adds a comment not mentioned in the original leak by Unleashthephones.com.  The note the higher end Cityman will support the new Continuum for phones feature to transform a phone into a PC, with Microsoft planning to bundle some additional hardware with the phone to enable this.

The Verge does not say but this does suggest that the slightly lower end Talkman will not have the feature.  Hopefully this does not mean that Continuum will be a feature that is reserved for only some, particularly high end handsets, as the people buying flagship handsets are the least likely to be needing to emulate a desktop or laptop.

We have reached out to Microsoft for comment on the availability of Continuum on future handsets.

Update: A Microsoft spokesman has released the following statement to us:

The ability to support a second screen through a micro hdmi or a docking station will require new hardware. Ability to support a second physical screen is something the latest processors enable. Connection to a keyboard and mouse would be by Bluetooth.

The Continuum feature will be on Windows Mobile devices but we haven’t announced yet details of all the ways you can take advantage of it.

This does of course not clarify much, but does suggest things are a bit more complicated than they initially appear.

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