Microsoft Lumia 950 And 950 XL Are The Windows 10 Flagship Smartphones

Posted: Jul 25 2015, 1:03am CDT | by , in News | Technology News


Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL are the Windows 10 Flagship Smartphones
Lumia 950 XL Render

Microsoft is set to release a high-end Windows 10 phone this fall with the Lumia 950. Specifications of the Lumia 950 and 950 XL have leaked.

Microsoft has huge problems with its smartphone business, writing off billions in the Nokia acquisition. Windows 10 is Microsoft's chance to finally make an impact on the smartphone market.

Leaked specifications of a flagship Lumia Windows 10 phone are promising.

Microsoft is launching this fall the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL aka Cityman and Talkman.

Windows Central leaked detailed specifications on both new Lumias. The report says that the information is vetted by several trusted sources.

The Lumia 950 comes with a 5.2 inch WQHD (1,440x2,560px) OLED display in a matte white or black polycarbonate body.

A Snapdragon 808, 64-bit Hexa-core CPU runs the phone with 3GB of RAM.

Microsoft bets for secure access on an infrared Iris scanner for Windows Hello. This will be interesting to see in action. If the iris scanner works great, it could be stand out feature for the Lumia line as other smartphone makers rely on fingerprint access.

Other features include 20MP PureView rear camera, 5MP Wide-angle front camera, Qi wireless charging through a flip cover, USB Type-C, 32GB storage and microSD card slot.

The Lumia 950 XL has with a 5.7-inch WQHD screen not only a slightly larger display but more performance.

A Snapdragon 810 Octa-core does duty in the 950 XL. Other enhancements over the Lumia 950 include a triple LED Flash in the rear and the Qi wireless charging is integrated.

Microsoft is supposed to offer a Surface Pen accessory for the 950 XL.

Windows Central has created renders of the Lumia 950 to try to get a sense how the new Windows 10 Lumia phone look like. 

The Windows 10 mobile OS release is not at the same track as the Windows 10 desktop OS release end of this month. Microsoft has not yet announced when Windows 10 for Mobile will launch.

It is anticipated that Microsoft will launch Windows 10 phones this fall.

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