Lumia 950 & 950 XL, Microsoft’s first Windows 10 flagship devices

Microsoft has just announced it first Windows 10 flagship devices at a press event today in New York City. The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL smartphones are latest members of the Lumia family.

The new devices have a lot in common including adaptive antenna technology and as Microsoft’s head of devices Panos Panay stated, a “tablet-class” liquid-cooling technology, based on technology derived from Surface tablet. Additionally, both devices come with a QHD OLED displays and both allow users to have the Glance feature automatically turned on when they get the phones out of their pocket.

Both the 950 and 950 XL share the same 20MP rear camera sensor, with a triple-LED RGB natural flash and a 5th-gen OIS. Both have 32GB of internal expandable storage, a USB Type-C port for charging, and both will support Qualcomm’s Quick Charge. The Quick Charge will allow the phones to charge up to 50% of its battery life in just 30 minutes. Last but not least, both Lumia devices also support Windows Hello biometric authentication, which essentially unlocks your phone by ‘looking’ at you!

Now the differences! The Lumia 950 will feature a Snapdragon 808 hexa-core ( with six cores) processor and a 5.2-inch screen. The starting pice for the 950 will be $549 (about £360). The Lumia 950 XL will have a Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor and a 5.7-inch screen for the price of $649 which is about £427.

Both devices will be available starting November 2015!

 

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