Microsoft Reveals the Lumia 950 & 950 XL Smartphones; Full Specs, Features, Pricing and Release Date

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    Next up we have Microsoft's impressive new Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL smartphones. These are full Windows 10 smartphones with impressive new technology. Not only did Microsoft include a number of high-end hardware improvements for this new line of Lumias, they also added a ton of extra features and functions which make the Lumia a competitive powerhouse in the smartphone world.

    First we will share a breakdown of hardware tech:
    • 5.2-inch WQHD (1440 x 2560) OLED (5.7-inch for the Lumia 950 XL)
    • 3GB of RAM
    • Snapdragon 808 processor with liquid cooling tech
    • 20-megapixel PureView camera (with triple LED flash) rear camera - optical image stabilization - dedicated camera button
    • Wide-angle 5-megapixel front-facing camera is also included.
    • USB Type-C connectors
    • 32GB Storage
    • A microSD cards that can add up to 256GB of additional storage
    • Adaptive antennae technology
    Next we will share some of the new software and OS capabilities:
    • Full mobile Windows 10 - multi-tasking, can use the usual assortment of Windows PC commands - includes a Start Menu
    • Continuum that lets you plug your phone into a dock and use it as a PC - Continuum can be used by plugging the Lumia into a Microsoft display dock with an HDMI cable that connects it to a monitor - The dock also features three USB ports for additional accessories.
    • Glance screen technology that lets you see notifications and other info at a glance without turning on the phone.
    That's only just some of the fresh new ideas packed into Microsoft's new Lumias. The new Lumias will start selling in November for $550 for the Lumia 950 and $650 for the Lumia 950 XL.
     
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    Am truly hoping that these will be released on the VZW network although I have not seen, heard or found any confirmation that they will be. It looks like only TMo and AT&T have confirmed their release.
     
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    They really have gone all in on that 950 XL
     
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    I will definately be getting one. I only have internet on my phone, and with limited tethering. Continuum makes the tethering limit obsolete :) I assume that a carrier wouldn't be able to try and argue that is tethering.
     
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    No mention of pen support was there?
     
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    I have a upgrade coming up in November, definitely getting the 950XL. TMO you better have it!!
     
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    I must have missed that as well :/
     
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    So impressed with MSFT's entire presentation. These phones are incredible and were worth the wait. Bravo Microsoft!!
     
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    Here's an even more comprehensive breakdown of internal hardware for the new Lumia's from Microsoft:

    Talkman (Lumia 950)
    • Matte White or black polycarbonate body
    • 5.2 inch WQHD (1440x2560) OLED display
    • Snapdragon 808, 64-bit Hexa core
    • Iris scanner (infrared) for Windows Hello
    • 3GB of RAM
    • 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot
    • 20MP PureView rear camera
    • 5MP Wide-angle front facing camera
    • 3000 mAh removable battery
    • Qi wireless charging with flip cover
    • USB Type-C
    Cityman (Lumia 950 XL)
    • Matte White or black polycarbonate body
    • 5.7 inch WQHD (1440x2560) OLED display
    • Snapdragon 810, 64-bit Octa core
    • Iris scanner (infrared) for Windows Hello
    • 3GB of RAM
    • 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot
    • 20MP PureView rear camera with triple LED flash
    • 1mm silver ring inside the circumference of the black camera pod
    • Aluminum side buttons
    • 5MP Wide-angle front facing camera
    • 3300 mAh removable battery
    • Qi wireless charging integrated
    • USB Type-C
     
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    Finally! Been waiting for SD Card support in the 9xx line. Will definitely upgrade my 920!
     

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