Microsoft has finally launched a pair of Lumia smartphones running Windows 10 operating system in India. As promised, the global software giant has launched two of their much-awaited smartphones namely Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL in India on Monday, i.e., November 30. Beyond the significant high-end specifications that describe the flagship moniker, this pair of Lumia devices offers an entirely unique concept when it comes to personal digital productivity. Microsoft has launched both the smartphones in its Lumia series aiming the business executives who can use the smartphone as a desktop or a laptop computer.
Microsoft’s Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL smartphones will certainly become a preferred business handset for executives which actually replace your personal computer or laptop. Both the devices launched by the Microsoft have got enough processes to dazzle any Windows 10 lover wherein the key attraction has to be the Display Dock. One of the impressive features of both the Lumia devices is Display Dock through which you can easily convert these new smartphones into a full-fledged PC running Windows 10, thanks to Continuum. Before we get into the price and availability of the Lumia devices, take a glance at their specifications.
Specifications of Lumia 950 & 950XL
Display: The Microsoft Lumia 950 features a 5.2-inch AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution and a pixel density of 565 ppi. While the larger 950 XL sports a 5.7-inch IPS display with 2,560 x 1,440 and a whopping pixel density of 518 ppi ensuring that the handset won’t be easily knocked out in the competition.
Processor: The Lumia 950 is powered by Hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 clocked at 1.8GHz while the larger 950 XL packs in a 64-bit Octa-core 2GHz Snapdragon 810. Both the devices feature 3GB of RAM.
Operating System: The Lumia 950 and 950 XL are the first devices to run Microsoft’s Windows 10 out of the box. Both devices feature almost the same hardware so one can also expect a similar experience. Both the devices come with pre-loaded universal apps.
Storage: On the Storage front, both the Lumia handsets comes with a 32GB storage variant which can be further expandable up to 2TB via microSD card slot.
Camera: Both the devices come with 20MP rear snapper with triple LED flash and a fifth generation Optical Image Stabilization. Both devices comes with a dedicated camera button for capturing quick photos and both the devices comes with a 5MP front-facing camera that can capture selfies with high picture quality. It also supports 4K and slow motion video recording.
Connectivity: In terms of connectivity options, both the devices support the following:
- Wi-Fi Dual-band
- Bluetooth v4.1
- 4G LTE
- USB Type-C Connector
- GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS
Battery: The new Microsoft Lumia 950 is backed by a Li-Ion 3000mAh battery while the Lumia 950XL is fueled by a 3,340mAh battery.
Add-ons: Cortana, Windows Hello beta for Lumia and Continuum for phones are th amazing features of both the new Lumia devices that takes innovation to the next level.
“With the launch of Windows 10, we have ushered in an era of more personal computing which is all about interacting more easily, more naturally and more securely in a mobile-first, cloud-first world. Now, with Windows 10 on Lumia we take innovation to the next level and build upon the unique experiences of Windows 10 for phone users,” said Bhaskar Pramanik, Chairman, Microsoft India.
These are the impressive high-end specifications and features of the newly launched Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL smartphones.
Price and Availability
Microsoft has launched a pair of new smartphones – Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL in India. The Lumia 950 is priced at Rs 43,699 while the Lumia 950 XL comes in at a shade under the half-lakh mark at Rs 49,399. Raghuvesh Sarup, Director of Marketing, Mobile Devices, Microsoft India said that there will be lower-priced options in te future.
Both the handsets come with dual sim variants and will go on sale starting December 11 exclusively via Amazon India, Reliance Digital stores, and Microsoft Priority sellers. As long as the stock last, users who pre-order the devices will get a Display Dock free worth Rs 5999. The camera quality of both the handsets is simply marvellous.