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Microsoft Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL : Expected Specs and Features –


Microsoft has been one of the hottest names in the hardware markets in the last six months. The company came into it all of a sudden and has been releasing device after device without giving the markets time to settle. The company has been known in the past for their work in the markets of the software industry, and especially for their brilliance in the world of Operating Systems. Microsoft is  now in the news for their work in the world of hardware technology. Microsoft’s Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL devices have been quite popular in recent times, and these are being considered as the ‘flagship’ Microsoft devices.

In a history spanning over 40 years, Microsoft has always been the numero uno name in the software markets and failures were rare. However the company faced a bad time with the Microsoft Mobiles division last year, when they bled out $8 Billion in losses, and had to let go 7800 employees following that. Microsoft’s Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL come as the phones which are all set to take the company to a higher ground in the perception games.

Microsoft Lumia 950

Microsoft  Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL are quite a delight for the users as they come with some of the most interesting prospects – both the phones feature 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The devices both run on the Windows 10 OS and feature a new technology, called the continuum, which helps the users connect their phone to a PC and transfer active files and programs from phone to PC and vice versa!

The cameras of the phones come in at 20MP primary camera and feature a 5MP camera in the front. The Lumia 950 as well as Lumia 950 XL both feature a dedicated camera button and triple LED flash.

The differences can be seen in the screen size and the processor – the 950 comes into the markets with 5.2 inched screen and runs on the Snapdragon 808 SoC. The Lumia 950 XL, being the XL variant, comes out with a larger, 5.7 inched screen, and runs on the Snapdragon 810 SoC.

Both the phones come out with an impressive, liquid cooling technology, which helps keep the chipsets cool, as the snapdragon high-end processors are known to overheat. The 950 comes in at $549 while the 950 XL comes in at $649.