Microsoft Lumia 950XL with Snapdragon 810 SoC & 3GB RAM Announced at $649
By announcing Lumia 950XL, Microsoft has unleashed it most powerful Windows smartphone ever. The Lumia 950 is the bigger variant of Lumia 950 along with little upgrades in specifications. Microsoft has opted for Snapdragon 810 as the processor for this device even though it has overheating issues. Once launched we can see how latest Windows 10 OS handles the Snapdragon 810 processor.
Talking about the device, it sports a 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560×1440)AMOLED display along with Gorilla Glass 4 protection. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor along with 3GB of RAM. It has the same 32GB of internal storage along with microSD card slot as seen on the Lumia 950.
The device comes with a bigger 3,340mAh battery compared to the 3,000mAh battery on the Lumia 950. It can give 25 hours of talk time and can last up to 300 hours on standby mode. With the USB Type-C 3.1 port, it supports quick charging. It also comes with IRIS Scanner, which the company has been calling as ‘Windows Hello.’ The Windows Hello can help you in unlocking the device without entering any passwords; instead it tracks your retina of your eye to unlock the device.
On the camera front, the Lumia 950XL has the same set of cameras that are found on Lumia 950. It has the same 20MP PureView camera with triple LED flash and a 5MP selfie camera on the front. The device will be available in single SIM and dual SIM variants. With the USB 3.1 support, the Lumia 950XL along with Lumia 950 became the world’s first smartphones to feature USB Type-C 3.1 port.
Connectivity on this device includes 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot, GPS/A-GPS, and NFC. With a larger 5.7-inch display and 3,340mAh battery, the device measures just 8.1mm and weighs around 165 grams. The device will be made available in Black and White colors starting from November for $649 in the U.S. There is no information regarding the launch date and the pricing for the other markets.