Last few quarters Microsoft was busy announcing affordable Lumia devices but what was conspicuously absent in their portfolio was premium flagship devices. Last month at the Windows 10 devices Microsoft unveiled 950 and 950XL, the first devices to run on Windows 10 OS out of the box. In India, the Lumia 950 is priced at Rs 43,699 and the 950XL at Rs 49,399. As a pre-launch offer, Microsoft is offering the display dock worth Rs 5,999 for free when you pre-book either the Smartphones. Pre-booking can be made at Amazon India and offline channels from Chroma, Reliance, Sangeeta and Microsoft Lumia stores. The device goes on sale from December 11.
Both the devices gets a QuadHD resolution (2560×1440 pixels), Windows Hello that uses an iris scanner that enable users to unlock their phone without a password, Universal apps, Cortana, Continuum.
Microsoft Lumia 950 specifications and features:
The smartphone features a 5.2-inch WQHD (2560×1440 pixels) AMOLED ClearBlack display with 564ppi and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Powering the device is a 1.8GHz Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor paired with 3GB of RAM. It comes with 32GB internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 2TB using a microSD card.
On the camera front, the smartphone comes with a 20-megapixel f/1.9 PureView rear snapper with triple-LED flash, optical image stabilization and 4K video recording capabilities. For selfies there is a 5-megapixel wide angle f/2.4 setup with fullHD video recording capabilities.
The device is backed by a 3,000mAh battery and also features built-in wireless charging support and fast charging. The device can charge up to 50 percent in 30 minutes. Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, and USB Type-C port.
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL specifications and features:
As the XL indicates, the 950XL is a slightly bigger brother to Lumia 950. The display is slightly bigger at 5.7-inch while retaining the same WQHD AMOLED ClearBlack display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection.
Powering it is a 2GHz Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor paired with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot. It shares the same camera specs with the Lumia 950. The battery is slightly bigger at 3,34omAh in comparison. Connectivity options remain the same with a dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, and USB Type-C port.