Microsoft has released these smartphones in November 2015, and they came preinstalled with Windows 10 Mobile, the new operating system that rolled out much later for other Lumia devices. Weeks ago, Microsoft has suggested that the Lumia 950 and 950 XL will get the “double tap to wake” feature, and it kept its promise.
The Lumia 950 XL has quietly received the new firmware update via the Windows Device Recovery Tool. Many users have requested the “double tap to wake” feature and now they’re happy because Microsoft has listened to their demands. The new firmware comes with version 01078.00053.16236.350xx, but it varies depending on region and it will reach all users gradually.
Users can manually check if the update is available for their devices by downloading the Device Recovery Tool and then connecting the phone to a computer. After that, users will see if the new software update is available. If not, they will need to wait a few hours and try again. After installing the software, they are able to enable the feature under Touch settings. Besides the Lumia 950 XL, its smaller brother, the Lumia 950, is also getting Double Tap To Wake and soon, this feature will be available for the Lumia 650 as well.
Lumia 950 has an AMOLED screen with a diagnoral of 5.2-inch and a QHD resolution at 564ppi, it’s powered by a Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 hexa core processor (two cores clocked at 1.82GHz and four cores clocked at 1.44GHz) that’s backed by 3GB of RAM and has an internal memory of 32GB, expandable up to 256GB. The battery is removable and has a capacity of 3000mAh and the device shares the same cameras as the Lumia 950 XL: 20 MP on the back with Carl Zeiss optics, OIS, autofocus, triple-LED RGB flash and PureView technology, and 5MP on the front.
The Lumia 950 XL has a larger 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED screen with 518ppi, and it’s powered by a more powerful processor: Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 with four cores clocked at 1.5GHz and four cores clocked at 2GHz. The internal memory is identical and supports expansion up to 256GB as well. Microsoft had to use a much bigger battery of 3340 mAh to match the screen and processor.