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Microsoft Lumia 950 with 5.2″ 2K Display & 20MP Rear Camera Announced at $549



After several rumors and leaks, Microsoft has finally unveiled the latest flagships Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL at the New York event. Both the device comes with top-notch specifications along with the latest Windows 10 OS. The Lumia 950 is the smaller device with a 5.2-inch Quad HD (2560×1440) AMOLED display with ClearBlack technology compared to the 5.7-inch display of Lumia 950 XL.

The display of the device is made scratch and shatterproof by adding the Gorilla Glass 3 on top it. It comes powered by a 64-bit Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor which is the more preferred than Snapdragon 810 which has overheating issues. The device has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage along with a microSD card slot.

The device includes a 3,000mAh removable battery with built-in Qi wireless charging and fast charging support that can charge the battery to 50% in just 30 minutes. According to the company, the battery can deliver up to 23 hours of talk time and can last up to 12 days on standby. The device comes with USB Type-C port that was earlier seen on OnePlus 2, ZUK Z1, Xiaomi Mi4c, and the latest Nexus devices.

The ZUK Z1 is the only smartphone to feature USB 3.0 support, while Apple 2015 Macbook is launched with USB 3.1 support, but the Lumia 950 is the world’s first smartphone to feature USB Type-C port with USB 3.1 technology. With this we can we can expect faster data transfer speeds. Connectivity on this device includes 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, GPS/A-GPS, and NFC.

Talking about the camera on this Lumia device, on the rear it has a 20MP PureView with 5th Gen Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), f/1.9 aperture, triple LED flash, fast Autofocus. On the front, it has a 5MP camera with f/2.4 aperture, wide angle lens, and Full HD recording capabilities. The rear camera can record video at 4K resolution at 30fps and the device also includes dedicated shutter button.

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The dual SIM variant of Lumia 950 comes with dual SIM dual standby support. By using the Microsoft Display Dock, your Lumia 950 can be turned into full-fledged Windows 10 desktop by adding a monitor, a keyboard, and a mouse.

The device will come in White and Black colors and will be available starting from November. With all this specifications and the latest Windows 10 OS, the pricing of $550 seems more aggressive. Stay tuned for more updates on the latest Windows 10 powered smartphones.


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