Microsoft has although launched its first Windows 10 Mobile-powered handsets into the smartphone market – as Lumia 950 and 950 XL. United States customers were able to grab them recently, went on pre-order and the rest of UK has hands-on. Now that the Redmond-based software maker is bringing the two Lumia handsets into the market of India. Launch date tipped for November 30.
You will be able to purchase the new Lumia 950 or Lumia 950 XL in India very soon, as Microsoft has scheduled an event on the 30th of November 2015. The company will be sending invites for the launch event in New Delhi and it’s worth considering that it is also hosting events in Manchester and London on December 2 for the launch od its new Lumia flagships.
Alongside the debut, Microsoft is also planning to introduce the Display Dock – where the device allows a Windows 10 Mobile handset to connect to a larger monitor and switch to Windows 10-like desktop mode. About it, we got not much detailed information on how much it will ask for these handsets or the Display Dock.
Specifications-wise, the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL has a 5.7-inch QHD display with a pixel density of 518ppi and runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor along with 3GB of RAM. Include 20-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera, 32GB onboard storage (supports 200GB microSD card), USB Type C support, 4G LTE and 3,340mAh battery.
The Microsoft Lumia 950 has similar specs except its relatively smaller than its XL model, with 5.2-inch Quad-HD display of pixel density 564ppi and runs on Snapdragon 808 processor. Both handsets come equipped with a 20-megapixel rear camera with 4K video recording capability, OIS, and an f/1.9 aperture and 5MP sensor placed upfront with an f/2.4 aperture, which can shoot full-HD videos.
Price: The Lumia 950, which starts at $549 (roughly Rs. 35,800) in the US and the Lumia 950 XL starts at $649 (INR 42,300). Microsoft is likely to launch dual-SIM versions of the smartphones. Stay tuned!