Microsoft has launched the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL in India. The Lumia 950 is priced at Rs 43,699 while the Lumia 950 XL is priced at Rs 49,399. Both these devices come in dual sim variants and will go on sale starting December 11 via Amazon India, Reliance Digital stores and Microsoft Priority sellers.Users who pre-order the devices will get a Display Dock free worth Rs 5999, as long as stocks last.
In terms of specs, the Lumia 950 features a 5.2-inch AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution and a pixel density of 565 ppi, while the larger 950 XL comes with a 5.7-inches IPS display with 2,560 x 1,440 and a pixel density of 518 ppi. The 950 is powered by a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 while the larger 950 XL packs in a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810. Both feature 3GB RAM.
In terms of processing power, both devices are well placed to take on the competition. The Lumia 950 and 950 XL are the first devices to run Microsoft’s Windows 10 out of the box. Both devices feature almost the same hardware so one can also expect a similar experience.
It requires Microsoft Display Dock that will connect the devices via Type-C port to a display, keyboard and mouse. Moreover, you can also connect to an external source. The user can then continue to use universal apps that are pre-loaded on the phone.
Microsoft keeps it simple with 32GB storage option for both models, which can be further expanded via microSD card slot. In terms of camera, both come with 20MP rear snapper along with triple LED flash and a fifth generation OIS. Both devices will also come with a dedicated camera button and a 5MP front-facing camera for selfies. Microsoft also announced that the Lumia 950 XL will feature liquid cooling technology.
The company doesn’t disappoint when it comes to connectivity options with support for Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1, NFC, USB Type-C, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS. The 950 and 950 XL come fitted with 3000mAh and 3,340mAh batteries respectively.
“With the launch of Windows 10, we have ushered in an era of more personal computing which is all about interacting more easily, more naturally and more securely in a mobile-first, cloud-first world. Now, with Windows 10 on Lumia we take innovation to the next level and build upon the unique experiences of Windows 10 for phone users,” said Bhaskar Pramanik, Chairman, Microsoft India. “Designed for Windows fans and mobile professionals who desire a premium phone that takes full advantage of Windows 10, the new flagship devices are powerful, performance-driven, unique and innovative” he added.
“The core thought behind building devices such as the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL was to offer customers a seamless experience across their Windows devices and to ensure that they were empowered with the most productive smartphones,” said Raghuvesh Sarup, Director Marketing, Microsoft Mobile Devices India. “The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL come packed with innovative features such as Cortana, Windows Hello beta for Lumia and Continuum for phones, taking innovation to the next level.”