The Lumia 950 was launched at the beginning of this month, along with its phablet brother and the Microsoft Surface Pro 2-in-1 tablet. AT&T was the first American carried who announced that will sell the Lumia 950, without saying anything about the XL version, while on the Microsoft store there are listings for both of the Lumia devices.
While Verizon has blocked both of the new devices from being used on its network, they will still be available though other US carriers such as T-Mobile, then it will sold by Deutsche Telekom in Germany, but we can’t give you any other information about the rest of the carriers from other parts of the world.
The Lumia 950 will have a retail price of $549 and it will come with a 5.2-inch AMOLED screen from Samsung, which will support a resolution of 1440×2560 pixels at 564ppi, it will be powered by the modest Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 hexa core processor which doesn’t heat up badly likewise the newer Snapdragon 810, but it will be fast enough because it is backed by 3GB of RAM. The device will provide a microSD card slot for extra storage, allowing you to increase the memory from 32GB up to 200GB.
Its exterior is made of plastic, the dimensions are 145×73.2×8.2mm, resulting in a total weight of 150 grams and on the back sits a large circular camera setup whose resolution is 20MP. Microsoft combined Carl Zeiss optics with the PureView technology and added features such as OIS, autofocus and triple-LED RGB flash. The front camera is able to shoot 1080p videos and it has a resolution of 5MP. The battery is removable and has a capacity of 3000mAh, supporting a fast charging mode which will give it 50 percent more juice within 30 minutes.
The Lumia 950 XL, on the other hand, will be $100 dollars more expensive, but that’s because it has a larger screen with a diagonal of 5.7-inch, whose pixel density is set to 518ppi. While the cameras are the same, the processor is the second version of the Snapdragon 810 and the battery is bigger at 3340 mAh. The phablet is 0.1mm slimmer and it weights 165 grams.
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