Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL will be the next-generation high-end Windows 10 smartphones

By July 24th, 2015 AT 9:31 PM

Microsoft unveiled Windows 10 for smartphones during its BUILD 2015 developers conference, but no new smartphone was announced that was running Windows 10 out-of-the-box. However, everyone expected Microsoft to announce a couple of high-end smartphones during the official availability of Windows 10, that is, sometime around the end of July.

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Earlier, these high-end Windows 10 running smartphones were expected to be the Microsoft Lumia 940 and the Microsoft Lumia 940 XL, however, the company seems to have changed their model numbers. Now, WindowsCentral is claiming that they have received some exclusive information regarding those devices – Microsoft Lumia 950 and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL – running Windows 10, and both of them are rocking some high-end specifications.

Both the devices feature polycarbonate unibodies with aluminium buttons, QHD AMOLED displays, 64-bit processors from Qualcomm, 3GB RAM, 32GB of internal storage space, 20-megapixel camera sensors, large batteries, and USB Type-C ports. Interestingly, both the devices also feature iris scanners that will unlock the device under a second.

Lumia 950 Specifications

  • 5.2-inch OLED display, WQHD (1440×2560 pixels) resolution, Gorilla Glass Protection
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC, 64-bit hexa-core CPU, Adreno 418 GPU
  • 3GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage, and a microSD card slot
  • Iris scanner (infrared) for Windows Hello-based device/screen unlocking mechanism
  • 20MP PureView primary camera, dual/triple LED flash, 4K video recording, and 5MP wide-angle front-facing camera
  • 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi ac/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, A-GPS, USB Type-C, and Headphone Jack
  • 3,000 mAh removable battery with Qi wireless charging (using a flip cover)

Lumia 950 XL Specifications

  • 5.7-inch OLED display, WQHD (1440×2560 pixels) resolution, Gorilla Glass Protection
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC, 64-bit octa-core CPU, Adreno 430 GPU
  • 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot
  • Iris scanner (infrared) for Windows Hello-based device/screen unlocking mechanism
  • 20MP PureView primary camera, dual/triple LED flash, 4K video recording, and 5MP wide-angle front-facing camera
  • 5MP Wide-angle front facing camera
  • 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi ac/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, A-GPS, USB Type-C, and Headphone Jack
  • 3,300 mAh removable battery with integrated Qi wireless charging

So, what do you think? Are these high-end specifications high-end enough to intrigue or interest you in the Windows ecosystem? Just to remind you, these devices will compete with the upcoming Apple iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, as well as some upcoming high-end Android smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus, LG G Pro 3, LG Nexus 5 (2015), Huawei Nexus 6, Motorola Moto X (2015), and the Sony Xperia Z5.

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Computer science engineer turned technology blogger. Following consumer electronics industry closely from 2006, he can now predict pretty much where the market is heading. He has a dream to own Android, Windows Phone and iOS smartphones all at the same time.

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