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During the Windows 10 event in New York, Microsoft officially announced their long awaited flagship smartphones called the Lumia 950, and the Lumia 950 XL. These devices are officially the first Microsoft branded flagship smartphones.
The Microsoft Lumia 950 holds a 5.2-inch AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution. Its powered by a Snapdragon 808 processor, with 3GB RAM. Whereas the bigger Lumia 950 XL holds a 5.7-inch AMOLED panel with 2560 x 1440 resolution, a faster Snapdragon 810 processor and 3GB RAM. Both the devices run on the latest Windows 10 for phones, backed up by 3GB RAM, and 32GB onboard storage with MicroSD card slot. Additionally, both the smartphones are equipped with USB Type-C and Qi wireless charging.
The Lumia 950 weighs about 150g, and the bigger 950 XL for 165g. The optics include a new 20MP PureView camera on the rear, and a 5MP selfie camera on the front for both the devices. Both features Zeiss lenses. The cameras are capable of shooting 4K videos. The battery of the Lumia 950 is rated at 3000 mAh, and the Lumia 950 XL with a 3340 mAh battery. Microsoft claims that the battery can charge up to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Microsoft has also included a liquid cooling technology for the new Lumia flagships to counter the heat issues caused by other Snapdragon 808/810 smartphones. The Middle Eastern pricing and details are yet to be revealed.