Much anticipated Microsoft Lumia flagship smartphones Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL were launched at “Windows 10 devices briefing” event today. These two smartphones will run on Windows 10 out of the box. The key features of these Windows flagship are Liquid cooling technology, QHD display, USB Type-C port (USB 3.1) and 20MP Pureview camera.
Microsoft Lumia 950 price starts from $549 and Lumia 950XL price starts from $649. Both these smartphones will available starting November. The company also launched new budget smartphone Lumia 550 priced at $139 which will be available from December. Microsoft Lumia 550 specifications are not yet revealed.
Microsoft Lumia 950 sports 5.2 inch AMOLED QHD display with Glance screen and ClearBlack technology. It has pixel density of 564 ppi. This Microsoft Lumia flagship smartphone is powered by 1.8GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC with 3GB of RAM. The device has 32GB of internal storage and supports microSD card upto 200GB.
Microsoft Lumia 950XL is powered by 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC with 3GB of RAM. It has larger 5.7 inch AMOLED QHD display with pixel density of 518 ppi. This Windows 10 smartphone too has 32GB of internal storage and supports microSD card upto 200 GB.
Both Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL has 20-megapixel pureview rear camera with 4K video recording, OIS, and a f/1.9 aperture. There is also a 5-megapixel front facing camera with f/2.4 aperture and full-HD video recording. The rear camera is supported by triple-LED RGB flash module. There is also a dedicated camera buttons.
Another key feature of these newly launched Windows 10 flagship smartphone is inclusion of adaptive antenna technology. As per the company, this technology blends signal from two antenna. Hence, irrespective the way you hold your phone, the phone network strength will remain same. Both Lumia 950 and 950XL features Liquid cooling technology which will keep the phone temperature in check.
Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950XL comes with USB Type- C port. According to the company statement it will charge the smartphone battery 50% in just 30 minutes. Lumia 950 houses 3000 mAh battery and Lumia 950 XL has 3340 mAh battery. Both are user removable batteries. Both these smartphones support wireless charging.