Microsoft finally unveiled the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL today, it was rumored time and again that these are the new Lumia handsets that the company is going to launch this year. They also happen to be the first Windows 10 Mobile powered handsets, and the specifications make them the two most powerful Windows powered handsets that Microsoft has ever released.
It’s certainly not the largest Windows Phone ever, that crown still belongs to the Lumia 1520 which had a 6 inch display. Lumia 950XL display comes in at a relatively modest 5.7 inches as opposed to the 5.2 inch display on the Lumia 950.
There’s 3GB RAM under the hood, 32GB of onboard storage is included along with support for microSD cards. A 20 megapixel PureView camera is on the back with triple LED flash, the Lumia 950 has essentially the same specs, aside from the fact that the 950 has Snapdragon 808 and the 950XL has Snapdragon 810 processor. Both handsets also feature what Microsoft calls “tablet class liquid cooling,” which lets these handsets work with more powerful processors.
Software features include Continuum in Windows 10 Mobile for transforming the handset into a PC with support for Bluetooth peripherals and wireless connection to displays as well as Windows Hello for gaining access to the phone via facial recognition.
Microsoft starts selling the Lumia 950XL in November for $649.