At the spectacular event yesterday in New York, Microsoft released the awaited new Flagship Lumia devices. The company at their Windows 10 devices event showcased the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL to state the rumors coming from a long time to be true. The new phones will be rolling out in the US in November at the price of $549 and $649 respectively. A good news for the Indian fans is that, Microsoft has also listed the phones on its Indian website as ‘coming soon’, however no further details have been revealed regarding the price & availability.
Along with the launch of the new flagship smartphones, Microsoft also showcased many other gadgets like the Microsoft Band, Xbox Limited Edition, HoloLens, Surface Pro 4 & Surface Book laptop.
As rumored, both Microsoft Lumia phones run on Windows 10 Mobile, the latest operating system’s mobile version for a whole new user experience.
Both the devices come with a 20MP rear camera capable of 4K recording with Optical Image Stabilization, the phones have got f/1.9 aperture and a dedicated physical camera button. The front camera is also same on both Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL and it is a 5-megapixel camera with f/2.4 aperture. Another thing that is common in both the Lumia devices is the support of USB (3.1) Type-C port that will charge the phone’s battery 50% in about 30 minutes with the help of fast charging feature, as stated by the company.
The new Lumia devices also come with the Windows Hello feature through which a user can unlock the device through their face by a biometric system scan. Also, these phones can connect to your TV and serve as a full-fledged computer running Windows 10, you can also connect external keyboards and mouse to make it a perfect computing experience.
Now let’s take a look at the differentiating features of both the phones:
The Microsoft Lumia 950 comes with a 5.2 inch Quad HD (1440×2560 pixels) display having a pixel density of 564ppi and is powered by 1.8GHz Hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset supported with 3GB of RAM. The device will be available with a massive 32GB of inbuilt storage that can be expandable up to 200GB and gets the backing from a 3000mAh battery.
Whereas, the Microsoft 950 XL boasts a 5.7 inch Quad HD (1440×2550 pixels) display with a 518ppi, which is a little less than its smaller sibling. The flagship is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with the same 3GB of RAM alongside the inbuilt storage of 32GB expandable upto 200GB via microSD card. The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL contains a bigger 3340mAh battery than the Microsoft Lumia 950 to provide enough juice to power the smartphone more than a day.
In an attempt to gain its market share from Android & iPhones, we think Microsoft has put the right price tags for the new Flagships, what do you say?