Microsoft has just unveiled two new additions to its flagship line of smartphones, and the first designed for the Windows 10 operating system: the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL. For fans of the Windows Phone mobile operating system, this is sure to be big news, with Microsoft integrating their latest OS with their most powerful hardware to date and top-of-the-line imaging.
Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory, the Lumia 950 sports a 5.2-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440) AMOLED display. For those with a penchant for plus-sized smartphones, the Lumia 950 XL fits the bill. The 5.7-inch Quad HD AMOLED display offers more than enough space to fully enjoy the features made possible by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor at the heart of the device.
In keeping with the Lumia name, these devices put a special focus on stunning mobile photography with 20-megapixel rear-facing cameras, and wide-angle full HD 5-megapixel front-facing cameras. The rear-facing cameras boast a triple LED natural flash for getting the most out of low-light situations, while Microsoft’s Rich Capture software intelligently selects the best camera settings and merges multiple images simultaneously, giving you dynamic control over the finished shot. If motion is more your thing, rest assured that the Lumia 950 and 950 XL have the ability to capture all your favorite moments in vivid 4K Ultra HD video at 30fps.
Of course, there’s more to life than pictures. When it’s time to get to work, owners of the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL will have an advantage. Not only do both devices allow you to wirelessly connect to an external display with Miracast, but now you can also use your phone like a PC by hooking it up to an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse with the Microsoft Display Dock and Continuum for Windows 10 Mobile smartphones. Office apps and Outlook scale up to fit the screen for a familiar virtual work environment. Plus, you can still use your smartphone as usual while it’s connected.
Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.