Microsoft lifts the lid on Lumia 950 smartphone

After being heavily leaked in recent reports, Microsoft has finally lifted the lid on the new Windows 10 Mobile-powered Lumia 950 smartphone.

Microsoft Lumia 950 unveiled

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The new Microsoft Lumia 950 sports a 5.2-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD), which works out to a pixel density of 564 ppi. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 64-bit 1.8 GHz hexa-core processor with an Adreno 418 GPU to handle graphics, coupled with 3 GB of RAM. Don’t worry about this processor causing overheating issues, as Microsoft has equipped this smartphone (as well as the Lumia 950 XL) with liquid cooling tech. On board is 32 GB of internal storage. If you need more storage, it does come with a microSD card slot. Its camera combo consists of a 20-megapixel PureView rear-facing camera with ZEISS optics, triple LED flash, 5th generation optical image stabilisation, and 4K video recording, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for snapping selfies and video chat. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, a dual-band antenna, and a USB Type C connector. A 3,000 mAh battery is on board, which supports rapid charging and Qi wireless charging. It measures 82.1 x 145 x 73.2 mm, and is clad in plastic. It runs Windows 10 Mobile out of the box and is available in white and black.

Windows Hello beta is on board, which is a feature that uses the infra-red sensor to securely unlock the smartphone. Continuum is another feature that allows you to plug in the smartphone into a separate monitor and keyboard, allowing you to use the phone just like you would on a computer.

Price and release date

The Lumia 950 will set you back around £359 for the SIM free version. At this price, you get more bang for the buck as it is much cheaper than a lot of flagship smartphone that offer similar specs under the hood. According to Microsoft, the device will be available in November.

Want to know when the Microsoft Lumia 950 will be available in the UK? Keep it here at Phones LTD for further announcements.

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