At an event in New Delhi, Microsoft India has launched today two of its flagship devices – Lumia 950 & 950XL smartphones. These two premium smartphones run on the latest Windows 10 mobile OS and were unveiled in US in the month of October.
The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL are now available for pre-booking at Microsoft Priority Resellers across the country, Microsoft Store on Amazon.in and retail chains of Croma, Reliance and Sangeetha at a best buy price of Rs. 43,699/- and Rs. 49,399/- respectively. These devices will be available acorss the retail shelves from 11th December. Microsoft has also announced that consumers will get Microsoft Display Dock free as a limited period offer, which has retail price of Rs. 5,999. Airtel consumers can double their data for free on purchasing their Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL.
The Lumia 950 features a 5.2-inch QHD display (2560 x 1440 pixels resolution) with a pixel density of 564ppi. It runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core chipset. The Lumia 950 XL features a 5.7 inch QHD display (2560 x 1440 pixels resolution) with a pixel density of 518ppi. It is driven by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC.
Both the smartphones come with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage extendable to 2TB. Both the phones are equipped with a 20MP rear camera with triple LED natural flash, 4K video recording capability and 5th generation Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS). These handsets also houses megapixela 5MP wide angle front camera. Both the handsets come with dedicated camera buttons.
Both the devices are liquid cooled to prevent heating which is the bane of many Android devices. They also come with adaptive antenna technology to give the best possible reception no matter how the users pick-up the phone.
Both Lumia 950 and 950XL comes with USB Type-C reversible port for charging and output. These phones can charge 50 percent of your battery in just 30 minutes. The Lumia 950XL is packed with 3340 mAh battery whereas the Lumia 950 is fuelled by a 3000mAh battery.
Microsoft has added many software features in the newly announced Lumia 950 and 950XL. These devices will support Windows Hello biometric system that enables it to unlock it just by looking at your face. With Windows Continuum, you can connect these devices to a Microsoft Display Dock and use it with an external monitor, a keyboard, and a mouse, and you can start using Lumia 950 or 950XL as a PC.
Both the Lumia 950 and 950XL support Dual-SIM and 4G LTE connectivity.
Microsoft is targetting these two flagship phones to Wíndows fans, who wish to upgrade to the latest devices and business users. In our opinion, it will be difficult for Microsoft to shift Android and iOS users to these two devices because of their high prices and limited eco-system of Windows OS.
come on …. 50 K .. are you kidding me ? … i was prepared for 42K .. now need to spare 8K more … damn you ….