Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL

The new high end Smartphones Microsoft called Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL. Technically, the Windows phones to compete with iOS and Android have signed up. They offer high resolution AMOLED display, fast Qualcomm processors and USB type-C.

Long time Microsoft had no Smartphone with Windows in the offer that technically could keep up à la iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 with the top models

of the competition. Now the company has presented the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL. With screen diagonals of 5.2 and 5.7 inch fully fit to the current Phablet trend. Both show known as QHD resolution 2560 × 1440 pixels.

The processors come from Qualcomm: 950 there is the six Kerner Snapdragon 808, which among other things already in the LG G4 is built-in and noticed there thanks to his efficient thermal management to the Lumia. The Lumia 950XL has the OCTA-core Snapdragon 810 – one of the currently fastest mobile CPU. Both processors are cooled with liquid; Still, Microsoft did not give details. There are 3 GB RAM. The internal flash memory is 32 GB for both models. The batteries have 3000 and 3300 mAh and can be – loaded wireless probably by Qi charger. Otherwise charge the device via a USB-plug type-C and should be full after 30 minutes on the socket to 50 percent.

The main cameras have 20 mega pixels and have mastered the Pureview technique. You can get so reduce the resolution and multiple image pixels add up the device, in order to reduce image noise and increase the light sensitivity. In previous Lumia models, the technology rather disappointed because the resolution has been reduced up to measly 5 megapixels and the noise but not with those of other high end smartphones could keep up with. The Flash works with three different coloured LEDs. So also Flash light photography to have natural colors.

Lumia 550

Almost as an aside, the Redmond company have presented the cheap Lumia 550. The 5-inch Smartphone is to replace the previous entry-level models Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL and appear both in developing countries and in the United States and Europe.

The equipment, the manufacturer remained silent so far. There are rumors it is supposed to, but have a 1 GHz CPU, 8 GB Flash memory and a 5-megapixel camera. The Lumia 550 is so clearly in the one dough marker segment.

Prices and accessories

As accessories Microsoft offers dock a compact docking station called display, which should make the Smartphone to PC replacement. It is connected to the micro-USB connector of the phone and monitor connections (HDMI, DisplayPort) and 3 USB ports.

Microsoft is the Lumia 950 for offer from November for $ 549 and the 950XL for $ 649 in the United States. The Lumia 550 comes in December for $ 139. [Update, 7.10.2015, 11:30] In Germany, is Microsoft’s MSRP for the Lumia 950 at 599 euros (single-SIM- and dual-SIM version). The 950XL will cost 699 euro, the Lumia 550 139 euros. All three Smartphones should come in early December in the trade.