Updated 05:30 PM EST, Tue, Jan 18, 2022

Lumia 950 and 950 XL Specs, Price & Review: The Windows Phone Returns More Powerful than Before

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The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL were unveiled at Microsoft's latest event. According to Gizmodo, the 950 runs on a hexacore with Snapdragon 808, while the 950 XL has an octacore processor running Snapdragon 810.

As for memory, both the Lumia 950 and the 950 XL are fitted with 3GB of RAM. On the other hand, in terms of storage both smartphones have 32GB internal storage with additional storage options.

The back of the phones easily pop open allowing users access to the microSD card slot, which supports up to 2TB. Also, accessible at the back is the removable battery, which has 3340 mAh of power.

The overall look of the phone is quite simple. The back of the phone is made of polycarbonate plastic and comes in three different colors: black, white and cyan.

Both phones have a big screen displays. The 950 has a 5.2-inch WQHD OLED display, while the 950 has a 5.7-inch WQHD OLED display.

Microsoft has filled the two phones with some user-friendly features as well like Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Hello and Windows 10 Continuum.

Gadgets 360 explains that bot phone run on Microsoft's new Windows 10 OS, which is supposed to be compatible across all platforms. The new OS can potentially help developers turn desktop application into their mobile counterpart by simply tapping universal app support.

However, The Verge notes that there will not as many apps available on Windows phones. Microsoft is still trying to gather developers to create apps for the mobile OS. So far, the tech company has garnered support from some promising companies, like Facebook, but Window compatible apps are yet to be released.

The Windows 10 OS also works will with Microsoft's newly introduced Continuum feature, which allows users to connect the Lumia 950 or 950 XL to a bigger screen.

The Continuum is actually quite an expressive feature, even if consumers have to buy a heavy little dock to use it. PC Mag believes that the new feature brings Microsoft one step closer to "turning a phone into a PC."

Meanwhile, for added security, Microsoft introduced Windows Hello. The new feature has biometric authentication capability, which essentially mean that the flagships phone will be able to recognize their owners' faces.

Unfortunately, Gizomodo states that Hello lags far behind Apple's Touch ID on the iPhone and Android's fingerprint sensors.

According to PC Mag, the only carrier that would support Microsoft's new flagships is AT&T. The 950 is prices at $550, while the XL costs $650. However, no information was given on the price of the phones at AT&T. Moreover, the release dates of the phones were not mentioned as well. 

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