Lumia 950 / 950 XL : Tech Specs, Pricing And Availability

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Lumia 950 and 950 XL


Today, at its Windows 10 devices event in NYC, Microsoft announced a handful of devices with the best hardware and Windows 10 experience. Microsoft also announced  a new Lumia family , Lumia 950 and its bigger brother, Lumia 950 XL. 



The phone that works like your PC. Introducing the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL.
Posted by Microsoft Lumia on Tuesday, October 6, 2015



Let's deep dive into these phones and take a look what these phones have to offer.
Unleash the potential of your digital life with a stunning Quad HD display. Run the most demanding apps without missing a beat and power up quickly with USB-C Fast Charging. With a super-fast processor, a large capacity battery, and wireless charging, the Lumia 950 Dual SIM has the power and performance that you’d expect from a premium smartphone
The Lumia 950 costs $549 and comes in both single-sim and dual-sim. It will be available for pre-order this month and go on sale in November.

Full Tech Specs:
  • Operating System
    • Software release: Windows 10
  • Size & weight
    • Height: 145 mm
    • Width: 73.2 mm
    • Thickness4: 8.2 mm
    • Weight: 150 g
  • Display
    • Display size: 5.2 ”
    • Display resolution: WQHD (2560 x 1440)
    • Display colours: TrueColor (24-bit/16M)
    • Display technology: AMOLED, ClearBlack
    • Pixel density: 564 ppi
    • Display features: Orientation sensor, Sunlight readability enhancements, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, Easy to clean, High brightness mode, Lumia Color profile, Wide viewing angle, Automatic brightness control
    • Touch screen technology: Super sensitive touch
  • Memory
    • Mass memory1: 32 GB
    • RAM: 3 GB
    • Maximum memory card size5: 200 GB
    • Expandable memory card type: MicroSD
    • User data storage: In device, OneDrive cloud storage, App and data storage on memory card
  • Battery6
    • Replaceable battery: Yes
    • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
    • Battery voltage: 3.8 V
    • Charging3: Built-in wireless charging, Fast charging
    • Wireless charging standard: Qi
    • Maximum standby time with dual SIM: 12 days
    • Maximum talk time (2G): 23 h
    • Maximum talk time (3G): 18 h
    • Maximum music playback time: 67 h
    • Maximum Wi-Fi network browsing time: 9.5 h
    • Maximum video playback time: 10 h
  • Design
    • Design details: Exchangeable back cover
    • Other user interface features7: Glance screen, Tactile feedback, Voice commands, Voice dictation in edit fields
  • Keys and Input Methods
    • User Input: Touch
    • Operating keys: Volume keys, Camera key, Power/Lock key
  • Sensors
    • Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Barometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, SensorCore
  • Processor
    • CPU name: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 808
    • Number of cores: Hexa core
    • Clock rate: 1800 MHz
  • Connectivity basics
    • SIM card type: Nano SIM
    • Dual SIM: Dual Standby SIM
    • AV connectors: 3.5 mm stereo headset connector, DisplayPort over USB-C
    • Charging connectors: USB-C
    • System connectors: USB-C
    • USB: USB 3.1
    • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.1
    • Bluetooth profiles: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) 1.2, Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) 1.3, Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Hands-free profile (HFP) 1.6, Human Interface Device Profile (HID), Object Push profile (OPP) 1.1, Personal Area Network Profile (PAN) 1.0, Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) 1.1, HID over GATT profile (HOGP) 1.0, Message Access Profile (MAP) 1.1
    • NFC: Pairing, Secure NFC for payment, Sharing, Tagging
    • Wi-Fi: WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, MIMO, Wi-Fi call
    • Wi-Fi hotspot: Up to 8 Wi-Fi-enabled devices
    • Other wireless connectivity: Screen projection
  • Local sharing
    • Peer-to-peer sharing: Nearby Discovery
  • Cellular connectivity2
    • GSM network: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
    • GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 296.0 kbps
    • GSM max data speed UL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps
    • WCDMA network: Band 1 (2100 MHz), Band 2 (1900 MHz), Band 4 (1700/2100 MHz), Band 5 (850 MHz), Band 8 (900 MHz)
    • WCDMA max data speed DL: 42.2 Mbps (Cat 24)
    • WCDMA max data speed UL: 5.76 Mbps (Cat 6)
    • LTE FDD network: Band 1 (2100 MHz), Band 2 (1900 MHz), Band 3 (1800 MHz), Band 4 (1700/2100 MHz), Band 5 (850MHz), Band 7 (2600 MHz), Band 8 (900MHz), Band 12 (700 MHz), Band 17 (700MHz), Band 20 (800MHz), Band 28 (700 MHz)
    • TD-LTE network: Band 38 (2570-2620 MHz), Band 40 (2300-2400 MHz)
    • LTE max data speed DL: 150 Mbps (Cat 4)
    • LTE max data speed UL: 50 Mbps (Cat 4)
  • GPS and navigation8
    • Location technologies: A-GLONASS, A-GPS, Barometer, Cellular and Wi-Fi network positioning, Sensor enhanced positioning, Gyroscope, A-BeiDou
    • Maps: Free maps, Online and offline favourites, Pin places to Start screen, Real-time traffic information, Reveal the surrounding places, Turn-by-turn walk directions, Public transport and drive directions, Free global voice guided turn-by-turn drive navigation, Offline maps and navigation, Speed limit information, Map views: satellite – street map – public transport
  • Main camera
    • Main camera: 20.0 MP
    • Main camera focus type: Auto focus with two-stage capture key
    • Camera optics: 6-lens optics
    • Stabilization: Optical image stabilization
    • Oversampling: Yes
    • Sensor size: 1/2.4 inch
    • Main camera f-number/aperture: f/1.9
    • Camera focal length: 26 mm
    • Flash type: Natural flash
    • Camera features: Backside-illuminated image sensor, PureView, True 16:9 sensor, Fast Focus, High resolution zoom
    • Camera minimum focus range: 10 cm
  • Front-facing camera
    • Front camera: Full HD 5MP wide angle
    • Front camera f-number/aperture: f/2.4
    • Front camera features: Still image capture, Video call, Video recording
    • Front camera video resolution: 1080p (Full HD, 1920 x 1080)
  • Video recording
    • Main camera video resolution: 4K (3840 x 2160)
    • Camera video frame rate: 30 fps
    • Video recording features: Video zoom, Optical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Lumia Rich Recording with four microphones
    • Video recording formats: MP4/H.264
  • Audio
    • Audio recording codecs: AAC LC, AMR-NB, GSM FR
    • Audio recording features: Lumia Rich Recording with four microphones
    • Audio playback features: Graphical equalizer, Virtualized loudspeaker listening
  • Video playback
    • Video playback frame rate: 30 fps
    • Video playback codecs: H.263, H.264/AVC, MPEG-4, VC-1, Windows video, H.265/HEVC
    • Video streaming: YouTube browsing and video streaming, Streaming from video services and internet, Progressive video download
  • Tools and productivity
    • Productivity features: Calendar, Interactive notifications, Pin information to start screen, Reminders, Voice dictation in edit fields, Wired and wireless Continuum for phone, Word flow keyboard
    • Personal information management features: Calculator, Clock, Alarm clock, Reminders, Phonebook, To-do list, Kid’s Corner, OneNote, Social networks in Phonebook, Wallet, File manager
    • Business apps: Adobe Reader free download, Company Hub for enterprise applications, Microsoft Outlook, OneDrive storage for documents and notes, Skype for Business, OneDrive for Business, Office apps
    • Back-up and restore your data: Yes
    • Sync type: Exchange ActiveSync, Via Windows Phone apps, OneDrive documents
    • Device management: AirWatch, MobileIron, Symantec, Microsoft System Center, OMA Client Provisioning v1.1, OMA Device Management v1.1.2, OMA Device Management v1.2, Windows Intune
  • Call management
    • Call types: Conference call, HD Voice call, Skype video call, Skype voice call
    • Call management features: Call waiting, Call history, Call forwarding, Integrated hands-free speakers, Speed dial, Voice mail, Call recording, Seamless upgrade to video call
    • Noise cancellation: Multi-microphone uplink noise cancellation
    • Supported amount of phonebooks: One integrated phonebook
  • Other Applications
    • Game features: Touch UI, DirectX 11, Xbox
  • Email
    • Email features: Viewing and editing of email attachments, Multiple email accounts, HTML emails, Inbox filtering, Text-to-speech message reader, Conversational view on email, Linked inboxes
  • Messaging features
    • Messaging features: Text messaging, Automatic resizing of images for MMS, Distribution lists for messaging, Multimedia messaging, Conversational chat style SMS, Unified inbox for SMS and MMS, Concatenated SMS for long messages, Integrated text messaging and chat, Number screening for messaging, Text-to-speech message reader, Built-in RCS chat
  • Browser
    • Internet browsers: Microsoft Edge
  • Device security
    • General security features: Device lock, PIN code, Device lock passcode, Regular signed firmware updates, Track and Protect via internet, Application certification, Application sandboxing, Backup and restore via Internet, Browser integrated anti-phishing, Remote device lock via Internet, Remote device wipe via Internet, Secure boot, Signed OS, Consumer VPN, Windows Hello Beta
    • Enterprise security features: Mobile VPN, Remote lock and wipe, Hardware accelerated device encryption, Mobile device management, Remote security policy enforcement, Data protection under PIN lock, Secure identities
    • Supported security standards: TLS v1.0, TLS v1.1, TLS v1.2, SSL v3.0, Suite B ciphers
    • Wi-Fi security modes: EAP-TTLS/MSCHAPv2, WPA, WEP, EAP-AKA, PEAP-MSCHAPv2, WPA2 (AES/TKIP), WPA2-Enterprise, WPA2-Personal, EAP-TLS, WPA-Enterprise, EAP-SIM, WPA-Personal
  • Accessibility features
    • Hearing: Vibrating alerts, BT neckloop compatible, TTY support, Video call
    • Vision: Vibrating alerts, Voice recognition, Font magnification, Voice commands, Customizable home screen, High contrast mode, Screen magnification
    • Physical skills: Voice commands, Customizable home screen, Speakerphone, Speed dial, Voice recognition, Voice wake-up
  • Environment
    • Materials: Free of PVC, Contains recycled metals, Free of nickel on the product surface, Free of BFR
    • Packaging: Made of renewable materials, Minimized package, Packaging is 100 % recyclable, Virgin wood fibres up to 90% certified, Containing up to 20% recycled materials
    • Energy efficiency: Automatic screen brightness adjustment, Battery saver feature, Energy efficient charger
    • Product recycling: 100% recoverable as materials and energy
    • Eco content and services: Available at Store, Maps for route optimization and navigation
    • User guide: In-device user guide, Small printed guide

Microsoft also introduced the new Lumia 950 XL.
Here are the specs of the device:
  • Software release: Windows 10
  • Display size: 5.7 ”
  • Display resolution: WQHD (2560 x 1440)
  • Display colours: TrueColor (24-bit/16M)
  • Display technology: AMOLED, ClearBlack
  • Pixel density: 518 ppi
  • Display features: Orientation sensor, Sunlight readability enhancements, Easy to clean, High brightness mode, Lumia Color profile, Wide viewing angle, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, Automatic brightness control
  • Touch screen technology: Super sensitive touch
  • Height: 151.9 mm, Width: 78.4 mm, Thickness4: 8.1 mm, Weight: 165 g
  • Mass memory1: 32 GB
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Maximum memory card size5: 200 GB
  • Expandable memory card type: MicroSD
  • Replaceable battery: Yes
  • Battery capacity: 3340 mAh
  • Battery voltage: 3.8 V
  • Charging3: Built-in wireless charging, Fast charging
  • Wireless charging standard: Qi
  • CPU name: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810
  • Number of cores: Octa core
  • Clock rate: 2000 MHz
  • Main camera: 20.0 MP
  • Camera Focus Type: Auto focus with two-stage capture key
  • Camera optics: 6-lens optics
  • Stabilization: Optical image stabilization
  • Oversampling: Yes
  • Sensor size: 1/2.4 inch
  • Main camera f-number/aperture: f/1.9
  • Camera focal length: 26 mm
  • Camera Flash Type: Natural flash
  • Camera features: Backside-illuminated image sensor, PureView, True 16:9 sensor, Fast Focus, High resolution zoom
  • Camera minimum focus range: 10 cm
  • Front camera: Full HD 5MP wide angle
  • Front camera f-number/aperture: f/2.4
  • Front camera features: Still image capture, Video call, Video recording
  • Front camera video resolution: 1080p (Full HD, 1920 x 1080)
This device costs $649. It will be available for pre-order this month and go on sale in November.

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