Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL

With over 110 million device already running on the Windows 10 since its launched 10 weeks ago, the Lumia 950 and 950 XL are here to add flavor to the menu. The 950 has a 5.2 inch WQHD display while the 950 XL has a 5.7 inch display. The 950 XL is powered by a Snapdragon 810 processor and the 950 is powered by a Snapdragon 808 processor. Both the mobile have 20MP camera with Optical image stabilization and support for 4K video recording. The primary camera is assisted y a tri color LED flash. These devices come with 32 GB internal storage. If 2TB of cloud storage is not enough, you can expand the storage capacity using a microSD card by upto 256 GB on both the devices. The USB C port is slowly gaining popularity. Both the mobile have USB C type port and also support fast charging. The devices can be charged by 50% in 30 min. These are just the specifications that may or may not impress you. But wait till you read this.

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These devices are liquid cooled. Yes, its not a typo. You read it right. The heating of the mobile phones have warranted for a better cooling system and the Lumia 950 series will be liquid cooled. Also they unlock based on voice recognition. The best is reserved for the last. The Lumia 950 and 950XL support Continuum. Now thats a fancy term used by Microsoft for products that can be a mobile and a PC at the same time. It makes perfect sense. Mobile devices are more powerful than most PCs these days. So why not use them as PCs. Microsoft also showcased a display dock that can compliment the Continuum. All you have to do is to connect the mobile to this display adapter. The display adapter can be connected to any external display and now your mobile is your PC. The apps, the files, the UI everything projected on the display looks and behaves like on a PC, while the same still gives you a mobile experience on the mobile. The Microsoft display dock has HDMI and display port along with 3 USB ports. The display adapter is also a USB port for plugging in your mass storage. You can then connect a keyboard and mouse, wirelessly and now you have a full fledged PC. Truly, Microsoft have taken the game to the next level. It time for other players to catch up.

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Lumia 950 Lumia 950 XL
4G Network LTE band  3(1800), 40(2300) LTE band  3(1800), 40(2300)
Dimensions 145 x 73.2 x 8.2 mm 151.9 x 78.4 x 8.1 mm
Weight 150 g 165 g
SIM Single Nano-SIM Single Nano-SIM
Display Size 5.2 inches AMOLED 1440 x 2560 pixels (~564 ppi pixel density) 5.7 inches AMOLED 1440 x 2560 pixels (~518 ppi pixel density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Corning Gorilla Glass 4
OS Microsoft Windows 10 Microsoft Windows 10
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
GPU Adreno 418 Adreno 430
Memory Expansion microSD card upto 256 GB microSD card upto 256 GB
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
ROM 3 GB 3 GB
Primary Camera 20 MP, optical image stabilization, autofocus, triple-LED RGB flash 20 MP, optical image stabilization, autofocus, triple-LED RGB flash
Video 4K video 4K Video
Secondary 5 MP 5 MP
NFC Yes Yes
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Battery Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery Li-Ion 3340 mAh battery

The Lumia 950 is priced at $549 while the 950 XL is priced at $649. The price in India and availability is not yet known.