Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL: new information and design

By | 10.12.2018



Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL: new information and design

Microsoft Lumia 950 и Lumia 950 XL: новая информация и дизайн

The upcoming flagship smartphone from Microsoft, which will probably be called Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, was again the center of rumors due to the exhaustive publication on the site Windows Central. According to the author of the article, all information has been confirmed by several reliable AMI. Moreover, on its basis was created the layout of the Lumia 950 XL, which allows you to get a rough idea of how it will look in the device.

First, the confirmed list of the technical features of the two devices, which appeared a few days ago, adding a few additional details:

The Lumia 950

Lumia 950 XL

Display

OLED 5.2″ WQHD (1440×2560)

OLED 5.7″ WQHD (1440×2560)

Processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 808

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810

RAM

3 GB

3 GB

Built-in memory

32GB (expandable)

32GB (expandable)

Front camera

5 MP with wide angle optics

5 MP with wide angle optics

The main camera

20-Megapixel PureView

20-Megapixel PureView with triple led flash

Battery

3000 mAh battery (removable)

3300 mAh battery (removable)

USB

Type-C

Type-C

Case

Black or white polycarbonate shell with a matte finish

Black or white polycarbonate shell with a matte finish and aluminum buttons at the sides

Additional features

Support Windows Hello

Support Windows Hello

Additional features

Wireless charging possible with a special removable panel

Integrated wireless charging

Specifications, however, it’s not all about what you know Windows Central:

  • For the Lumia 950 XL the company plans to release a digital pen and case-book as separate accessories.
  • Stylus similar to the one for Surface Pro 3.
  • The case is described as something similar to the Smart Case for Asus ZenFone 2 (with «the illuminator» that allows you to see notifications, the name and number of the caller, etc. without having to open the lid of the case).
  • Both smartphones will support Windows Hello, which provides instant-unlock the device by scanning the retina of the user. This feature may not work at the time of exit devices, but will be activated with a subsequent software update.
  • For the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL will be released optional accessory, code named Munchkin, is required to use the mode Continuum. The cost of this accessory can be $ 99.
  • Both are without the Microsoft logo on the rear. It will replace the logo, stylized the Windows flag (like the Surface). The Microsoft logo will be in front of the smartphones (between the display and speaker).

Microsoft Lumia 950 и Lumia 950 XL: новая информация и дизайн

Pouch Flip case for Asus Zenfone 2

And some design features of the Lumia 950 XL:

  • A very thin (7-8 mm) and lightweight.
  • Large, but thin removable battery.
  • Aesthetically looks like a mix between Lumia 928 and Lumia 830.
  • Protective glass display covers the entire front panel.
  • The display is not curved type.
  • The volume keys are separate from the power button.
  • There is a camera button.

According to, presentation of new products should take place at IFA in Berlin in early September, while sales will begin in October or November. First to shelves will get the Lumia 950, while his big brother goes on sale in a few weeks.




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