Microsoft, at its official briefing in New York, has unveiled the expected Windows 10 smartphones, the Microsoft Lumia 950, and the Lumia 950 XL. The devices already showed an appearance on Microsoft’s official online store, and thus a few important details were already leaked.
Unlike always when Microsoft didn’t put a huge focus on the specs, these phones come packed with high-end specs, probably so as to stay in the specs race. As with the earlier devices, the XL version has some similarities to the actual flagship, and it is only the larger variant allowing for a larger display, bigger battery and some other specs being on the upper side.
Tablet class liquid cooling technology is what Microsoft is using in these phones. Like seriously!
Both the devices come with a Wide QHD display having a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, and while the Lumia 950 has a 5.2-inch display, the Lumia 950 XL has a larger 5.7-inch one. There is 564 and 518 PPI pixel density on the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL respectively, and both come with Glance screen.
Cameras are at high importance for Lumia devices always, and thus, these two new smartphones come with a 20-megapixel camera along with Triple LED RGB natural flash, and a fifth gen. Optical image stabilization, and a dedicated camera button is given.
32GB of internal storage is given in the devices, and a MicroSD card slot allows for storage expansion to 256GB, and a hard drive connection will make it to 2TB live storage.
The new Lumias come with a USB Type-C connectivity, which aids in quick charging and that would be about 50 percent charge in 30 minutes.
Windows 10 is what makes the phones super cool, with all the features that were announced back then when the new version was announced, and the features like Windows Hello, Continuum are working flawlessly and beautifully, shown in the demo during the event.
The Microsoft Display Dock helps connect to a larger display through the USB Type-C, and it even helps connect to any USB removable media, just like one would insert a pen drive to a computer. The dock also supports HDMI and DisplayPort, and this is something good for a smartphone, again.
The Microsoft Lumia 950 is available for $549 and the Lumia 950 XL for $649, both available from November.