Microsoft has finally unwrapped the Lumia 950 XL flagship smartphone in New York event today. The phone runs in Windows 10 Mobile OS alongside with tons of new features both in software and hardware departments. Checkout the full specs, PH price and key features of the Lumia 950 XL below.
The Lumia 950 XL sports 5.7-inch AMOLED screen with QHD resolution producing a 518ppi. The display is backed by Gorilla Glass 4 and is blessed by Microsoft’s Glance screen (always on with zero battery consumption) and ClearBlack technology.
Behind the back is the better and improved 20MP PureView main camera that is paired with f/1.9 Carl Zeiss lens and 5th gen. OIS with high resolution 4K UHD video recording capability. By pressing the camera button from locked state, phone will automatically start recording 4K video. There is also triple LED flash in RGB array which produces more natural, bright colors than typical LED flashes.
Enabling Windows Hello iris, or eyes, and face recognition sensor is the 5MP front-facing camera coupled with LED flash. You can instantly unlock the phone without typing passwords or swiping your fingers on the screen.
Under the hood is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 octa-core chip paired with 3GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage and up to 2TB microSD card expansion (if storage cards catches up, for now you’re stuck at 200GB). This set is more than enough to cover all tasks very smoothly. Overheating is not an issue too as Surface’s liquid cooling has been copied into Lumia 950 XL’s inner design.
Both Lumia 950 XL and 950 support fast charging with 50% promised rate for 30 minutes using the USB Type-C. There is also Qi wireless charging.
One of the greatest features of the Lumia 950 XL and other Windows 10 Mobile devices is the Continuum which provides full PC experience once docked. You will need to buy the Display dock of Microsoft for it too work. The dock sports 3 full sized USB 3.0 ports, Display Port and HDMI. Currently, we have no idea if there will be other alternatives for the display dock.
The surprising part on new Microsoft’s smartphone is the pricing. The Lumia 950 XL will be out on November with a $650 price or roughly P29k in Philippine pesos. Dual SIM variant will also be available.
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Microsoft Lumia 950 XL PH Price, Specs, Features
|Display||5.7-inch 1440p QHD AMOLED, 517ppi, always-on Glance screen, ClearBlack display|
|Size||8.1mm thick, 165g weight|
|Design||Gorilla Glass 4, removable poly carbonate body, liquid cooling|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 810 octa-core chip|
|Processor||4 x 1.5Ghz Cortex A53, 4 x 2Ghz Cortex A57 cpu|
|Graphics||Adreno 430 gpu|
|Memory||3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, max 1TB microSD card|
|Main Camera||20MP PureView f/1.9 lens, triple RGB LED flash|
|Multimedia||4K UHD video, OIS or optical image stabilization, Hi-Fi stereo recording|
|Front camera||5MP front-facing, LED flash, 1080p video|
|Connectivity||4G LTE, Dual SIM option, WiFi ac, Bt 4.1, GPS|
|OS||Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile|
|Software Features||Windows Hello Face and Iris/Eye recognition, Continuum full PC experience|
|Battery capacity||user-replaceable 3340mAh battery|
|Ports & Charging Features||USB Type-C, Qi wireless charging, 50% fast charging for 30min|
|Official Price||$650 or P29k (before taxes, tariffs) official price in Philippines|
|Where to buy||Official distributor, Microsoft stores, Online and grey market|
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