As expected, Microsoft today unveiled their latest high end first smartphone with Windows 10 for Phone, called Lumia 950 XL. Just like Lumia 950, the XL variant will also be available from November in White and Black color options starting at $649, i.e. Rs. 42,300/- By saying starting, i meant there is also a Dual SIM variant called Lumia 650 Dual SIM that will cost a bit higher.
Not just being first with new Windows 10 operating system, Lumia 950 XL is also the first to come with Windows Hello. Using this security pattern, you just need to look directly at the phone’s screen, and its infra-red camera technology automatically authenticates you by unlocking the phone. The phone also comes with Windows Continuum support allowing you PC like experience on your Lumia smartphone. Using the Microsoft Display Dock, not only you can use the phone with external large display but also with keyboard and mouse where all universal apps that works on PC will also work on your Lumia smartphone.
Coming to the specifications, Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is very much similar to Lumia 950. It has the same 20 Megapixel PureView camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), f/1.9 aperture and triple RGB flash at rear facing that not only let you capture stunning pictures but also supports upto 4K Ultra HD videos. At the front facing it carries 5 Megapixel Selfie shooter with f/2.4 aperture and wide-angle lens. Using the front camera we can record Full HD 1080p videos. Connectivity features are also same as Lumia 950, i.e. 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band) MIMO, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and USB Type-C 3.1.
Lumia 950 XL is powered up with 3GB of RAM and comes with 32GB internal storage memory that can be expanded upto 200GB using microSD card. What makes Lumia 950 XL superior from Lumia 950 are few better configs that includes Octa-Core Snapdragon 810 processor along with Adreno 430 GPU and ofcourse the amazing display which is 5.7 inch QHD AMOLED ClearBlack screen offering 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution at 518 ppi density. Microsoft has protected the display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Also the battery is superior on this phone. It is 3340mAh removable battery with fast charging capabilities and Qi wireless charging support with flip cover. This phone can be charged upto 50% in just 30 Minutes of time. Remember, the Dual SIM support comes only with Lumia 950 XL Dual SIM. Also it supports both Nano SIM cards.
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Specifications:
- Windows 10 for Phone operating system
- Dual Nano SIM (only in Dual SIM variant)
- 5.7 inch QHD AMOLED ClearBlack display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution at 518 PPI density
- Octa-Core Snapdragon 810 processor
- 3GB of RAM
- Adreno 430 GPU
- 32GB internal memory, expandable upto 200GB using microSD card
- 20 Megapixel PureView camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), f/1.9 aperture and triple RGB flash
- 4K video recording
- 5 Megapixel front facing camera with f/2.4 aperture and wide-angle lens
- 1080p video recording
- 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band) MIMO, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and USB Type-C 3.1
- 3340mAh removable battery with fast charging and Qi wireless charging support with flip cover
(Also Check: Lumia 950 Dual SIM and 950 XL Dual SIM Launched in India)