Microsoft unveils the Lumia 950 and 950 XL, featuring USB Type-C and "liquid cooling"

At its highly anticipated October event, Microsoft has officially announced two flagship handsets, the Lumia 950 and 950 XL. The previously leaked smartphones are the first handsets from the company which will run on the new Windows 10 Mobile OS out of the box. The new devices tout technologies such as "adaptive antennas" and "liquid cooling".

Given the previous leaks, there was little left unknown about the two handsets; leaked slides from the company's presentation a few days ago confirmed the specifications of the devices, renders showed what the flagships would look like, and only a couple of hours, we even got to look at more high-resolution photos of the prototype devices, showing the Lumia 950 and 950 XL in their full glory. Even Microsoft itself confirmed the devices when it 'accidentally' revealed them on its website.

However, now the company has officially unveiled the Windows 10 Mobile devices which have the following specifications:

Lumia 950

  • Matte White or black polycarbonate body
  • 5.2 inch WQHD (1440x2560) OLED display (564 ppi)
  • Snapdragon 808, 64-bit Hexa core
  • Iris scanner (infrared) for Windows Hello
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot
  • 20MP PureView rear camera with triple LED flash, OIS
  • 5MP Wide-angle front facing camera
  • 3000 mAh removable battery
  • Qi wireless charging with flip cover
  • USB Type-C

Lumia 950 XL

  • Matte White or black polycarbonate body
  • 5.7 inch WQHD (1440x2560) OLED display (518ppi)
  • Snapdragon 810, 64-bit Octa core
  • Iris scanner (infrared) for Windows Hello
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot
  • 20MP PureView rear camera with triple LED flash, OIS
  • 1mm silver ring inside the circumference of the black camera pod
  • Aluminum side buttons
  • 5MP Wide-angle front facing camera
  • 3300 mAh removable battery
  • Qi wireless charging integrated
  • USB Type-C

These are also the first handsets to feature the Microsoft logo on the back cover and not the name of the company itself.

And as shown above, both the Lumia 950 and 950 XL will support Windows Hello beta out of the box.

The Lumia 950 and 950 XL will be available for purchase for $549 and $649 respectively and will be available starting November.

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