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Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, a Windows 10 Mobile phablet




Another new smartphone is announced at Microsoft’s Windows 10 event and it is the Lumia 950’s bigger brother, the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL.

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Positioned to answer the need of large mobile phones today, the Lumia 950 XL has a 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED display with ClearBlack technology. Not only that, it also has a 20-megapixel PureView camera with Carl Zeiss optics and OIS plus triple-LED flash to help you take better photos and videos. The selfie camera, a 5-megapixel shooter, also has its own LED flash to light up faces in the dark.

It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and Adreno 430 alongside 3GB of RAM. The processor’s issue with overheating is addressed by a liquid cooling system from the company’s Surface tablet. A large 3,340mAh battery will keep it on with charging option via USB Type-C or go wirelessly.

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL specs:
5.7-inch (2560 x 1440) ClearBlack AMOLED display, 518ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core CPU
Adreno 439 GPU
3GB RAM
32GB internal storage
up to 200GB via microSD
20MP PureView Camera w/ Carl Zeiss optics, triple LED flash
5MP front camera
Nano-SIM
4G LTE, 3G HSPA+
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC
FM Radio
USB Type-C
3,340mAh battery
Windows 10
151.9 x 78.4 x 8.1 mm
165 g

The Windows 10 Mobile phablet will be available in November for $650.



This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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4 Responses

  1. sana merong trade-in offer ang microsoft para I can trade-in my old lumia 1520.

  2. jokab says:

    WOW! octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and Adreno 430 alongside 3GB of RAM. More power to run less apps!

    I kid of course. I love Windows!

  3. Seriously though, 600 USD?

  4. Paulo Bollosa says:

    And you didn’t mention that Lumia 950 and 950 XL have also an “Iris Scanner” a part of “Windows Hello” (Iris Scanner, Face Recognition, Fingerprint Scanner) authentication security just like Apple iPhone “Touch ID’s” “Fingerprint Sensor”. Iris Scanner can also work even wearing sunglasses in the dark. P30,200 without Microsoft Display Dock for Continuum Support while P33,200 with Display Dock.

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