As we reported earlier Microsoft had officially launched the all new Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL today in India. These are first smartphones to run on Windows 10 out-of-the-box. The device will be available in the dual-SIM variant with 4G LTE support on both the SIMs. It will also support the Continuum dock that makes the smartphone work as a PC when connected to an external monitor. Windows own AI assistant Cortana will be available with the latest Windows 10 version and it will be compatible with the Indian accent.
The Lumia 950 and 950XL are priced at Rs. 43,699 and Rs. 49,399 respectively, and the company is offering a free continuum dock with every purchase for Lumia 950 and 950 XL. The USB Type-C 3.1 port is included on both the devices that offers faster data transfer speeds. The pre-orders for these devices starting from tomorrow and the shippings will start from December 11th.
Both the devices come with a Quad HD resolution display with Snapdragon 808 and Snapdragon 810 processors on Lumia 950 and 950XL respectively. There is 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage that can be further expandable up to 2TB via MicroSD card slot. On the camera front, it has a 20MP rear camera with OIS, Carl Zeiss optics, and triple LED. For selfies and video calls, it comes with a 5MP front-facing camera with wide-angle lens.
The 3,000mAh and 3,340mAh non-removable battery on Lumia 950 and 950XL devices can be charged from 0% to 50% in just 30 minutes. Till date we have over-heating issues with ever Snapdragon 810 powered device and with the liquid cooling technology on Lumia 950XL, the company assured the users will not face any heating issues on this device. The devices will be available in both White and Black colors that can be brought exclusively from Amazon India.
Comparison: Lumia 950 vs Lumia 950XL
With polycarbonate body along with the high-end specs, the company is targeting the premium segment. As announced earlier the Surface Pro 4 will be launched sometime in January 2016 and if it’s priced along the lines of Lumia 950 and 950Xl, we can expect mindblowing price tag. That said it will offer top notch specifications and premium build quality. Stay tuned for more updates.