Great news for the Indian consumers who couldn’t wait to get their hands on one of Microsoft’s new Lumia devices. The smaller Lumia 950 model with Dual SIM capability will be available at a price of Rs. 43,699, while the Lumia 950 XL phablet will cost Rs. 49,399. The fans will be able to pre-order them on Monday, but the smartphones will reach the retail stores on December 11. In addition, the Microsoft Display Dock can be purchased at a price of Rs. 5,999. This accessory allows you to connect your phone to an external monitor and keyboard and obtain a Windows 10 PC.
Windows 10, the latest operating system, comes with Continuum, the feature which will allow you to use the Microsoft Display Dock and connect your smartphone to a physical keyboard and display, and turn your Lumia device into a mini-computer. The moment your smartphone will be connected to a large display, the user interface will switch to an interface that will look like a Windows 10 desktop and you’ll see the familiar Start menu.
Both Lumia devices come with a plastic back which has a large circular camera lens. The resolution of the primary camera, which uses PureView technology and Carl Zeiss optics is 20MP, supports an f/1.9 aperture, autofocus, OIS and a triple-LED RGB flash module. For selfies, the owners of a Lumia 950 or a 950 XL device can use the 5MP front camera. Using these cameras, the users can unlock their devices by scanning their irises.
The Lumia 950 has an AMOLED screen sized at 5.2-inch, which supports a resolution of 1440x2560pixels at 564ppi, it’s powered by a Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 hexa core processor which runs at a clock speed of 1.82GHz and it’s backed by 3GB of RAM, while its internal memory supports expansion from 32GB up to 200GB. The battery has a capacity of 3000mAh and according to GSMArena, it offers 18 hours of talk time on 3G. The phone’s physical dimensions are 145×73.2×8.2mm, resulting in a total weight of 150grams.
The Lumia 950 phablet weights 15grams more, it measures 151.9×78.4×8.1mm and its display has a diagonal of 5.7-inch, supporting the same resolution, but its pixel density is lower at 518ppi. Inside, it houses a superior Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 octa core processor clocked at 2GHz, which is backed by 3GB of RAM, but the internal memory is similar. The battery is slightly larger at 3340 mAh and it can be charged via the USB Type-C port (USB 3.1) which is available on the smaller model, as well. Also, the phablet comes with liquid cooling.