As we’ve already known, Microsoft is going new Windows 10 based phones, the Lumia 950 and the 950XL today! These phones were unveiled during a hardware presentation today.
Just like the earlier leaks pointed out, both the Windows phones use 2560 x 1440 resolution based organic LED display, but the 950 has a smaller 5.2 inch screen with 568 ppi and 950 XL has 518 ppi. The Lumia 950 uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexacore SOC while the 950 XL uses Snapdragon 810 octa-core. Microsoft pointed out that these phones use tablet class liquid cooling so that it will help cool down those Snapdragon processors during heavy workloads.
While both phones has 32GB ROM, you can expand storage up to 2TB via MicroSD. This is a welcoming change compared to manufacturing booting out expandable storage and having a seemingly ridiculously priced ROM variants. Both phones have 3GB RAM
Both phones use a 5-megapixel wide-angle front-facing camera and a 20-megapixel rear-facing camera equipped with Zeiss optics.
As one would expect, XL would probably point towards larger batter capacity as well, as it comes with a 3340 mAh battery. The Lumia 950 uses a 3000 mAh battery. Both phones have removeable battery. Microsoft claims that it can attain 50% battery charge by 30 minutes. The rest of the specs are pretty much standard for a flagship- NFC, Bluetooth, GPS, Fast charging via USB Type C connector.
On the phones, Microsoft uses its biometric authentication with Windows Hello.
As of now, the Microsoft Lumia 950 will cost $549.99 while 950 XL will cost $649.99. Talk about being expensive, especially when the phone will need to compete in an overcrowded smartphone market occupied by Android and iOS phones.