Initially when we first saw the leaks of the Lumia 950 and 950 XL, many people were unhappy with the look of the phone and the presence of polycarbonate in what was supposed to be two high-end flagship devices. Now that we have finally gotten our hands on them in the real world for some initial impressions, some of you may still not be fans of Microsoft's choice of build materials.
Lumia fans hoping for more stylish/personal options can rest assured. Thanks to the removable back plate present on both the Lumia 950 and its larger sibiling, users will be able to remove and swap the backs of their new devices with a number of premium 3rd-party options.
Mozo, is a Finland based company known for it's Windows Phone accessories that will be offering several snazzy options for users looking to spice up their devices with a little personality. As you can see from their Instagram tease, the covers will offer a metal band that will wrap around the entire device, while the back will be covered in leather (black, white, red, and natural). It's also worth adding that the Qi charging and NFC will still function as expected with these back plates.
It's encouraging to see Microsoft working with accessory makers right out of the gate to provide some unique personalization options for these new devices. Hopefully we will see more third-party offerings as time goes on, and maybe even some brighter colored Microsoft made ones. The Mozo backplates are listed at €47.99 (about $54) firmly placing it in the premium accessory category. It looks like they will also be offering flip cover cases for €59.99 (about $68) as well. You can see a gallery with all combinations of backplates below. Additionally, you can see all the available options in the frequency online store here.