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Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL Finally Unveiled – Features and Specs

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Microsoft has finally unveiled its Lumia 950 and 950 XL devices on October 6, 2015, during the event that was held in New York. These two devices are very powerful, but in addition, they also come with many new features and today we’re going to talk about them.

Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL: Features

Windows 10 Continuum

Smartphones are almost like computers, only that they run on a different operating system and interface. However, when it comes to these two Lumia devices, you can already call them mini-computers, because with the Windows 10 Continuum feature, they can be connected to a monitor along with a mouse and keyboard, using the Microsoft Display Dock, and the smartphone interface which automatically switches to the desktop interface. With other words, it will look like the Windows 10 desktop version with the Start menu and other things that the desktop version of the Windows 10 comes with.

Liquid cooling

The liquid cooling is a technology that’s used to cool down the internals of a processor and the chipset. According to Microsoft, the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL come with a tablet-class liquid cooling so that the device will not heat up when your mobile device will act as a “computer”.

We didn’t see any benchmark performance results about this, but the liquid cooling will surely help the Snapdragon 810 overheating issues on the Lumia 950 XL.

Windows 10 Mobile

Both the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL come with Windows 10 Mobile OS out of the box. This is the mobile version of the Windows 10 that comes with new features such as Continuum. The new Windows 10 mobile also supports Cortana that syncs across devices, but it also brings several new applications such as Messages, OneDrive, Office Mobile, Cameras and Photos. It is good to know that the developers also brought a new one-hand mode that will help the users that have little fingers.

Cameras

Both the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL come with a primary 20MP PureView camera on the rear side, featuring triple led RGB flash module and a secondary wide-angle camera of 5MP on the front side. The primary camera also features optical image stabilization (OIS) and is able to record videos at 4K video resolution.

USB Type-C port

Both devices come with the USB Type-C port, which allows the device to send and receive data faster. In addition, the new port also allows the device to be charged faster than before.

Windows Hello

Windows Hello is a biometric authentication capability that can verify users by looking at their faces. With other words, you will be able to unlock your Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL by just looking at the device.

QHD display

Both the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL come with a QHD display that supports a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels at 564ppi.

RAM and Battery

The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL support 3GB of RAM, which will surely help the processor a lot. When it comes to the battery, the Lumia 950 features a 3000 mAh cell, while the Lumia 950 XL features a 3340 mAh unit.