Media reports reveal that Microsoft Nigeria, has unveiled two of its latest Windows 10 mobile flagship smartphones; the Lumia 950 and 950 XL.
Being the new flagship devices to join the Lumia portfolio and are the first to ship with Windows 10, the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL pack features like Windows Hello beta for Lumia and Continuum for phones.
The devices sport new PureView cameras with 20 megapixel sensors and triple LED natural flash that can shoot 4K video.
Joseph Umunakwe, general manager, West, East and Central Africa, Microsoft Mobile Devices and Services, speaking at the event, reiterated Microsoft’s commitment to empowering every individual and organization on the planet to achieve more.
“The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL deliver a familiar and consistent experience that extends across your Windows devices from key apps like Office built-in to provide access to all your stuff via OneDrive and the cloud,” Umunakwe said.
Speaking on the devices, which Microsoft launched globally back in November last year, Olumide Balogun, head of Marketing, Nigeria and Ghana, Microsoft Mobile Devices and Service, said, “Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL provide stunning displays, the latest in processing power, and improved battery life and quick charging. The Continuum for phones feature combined with the Microsoft Display Dock enables you to connect the phones to a monitor, mouse and keyboard and work like a PC.”
As far as specs go, the Lumia 950 features a 5.2-inch AMOLED Display with 2560×1440 pixel resolution (564ppi). It is powered by 1.8HHz Snapdragon 808 64-bit hexa-core processor, along with 3GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage and a microSD card slot for external storage.
The Lumia 950XL, on the other hand, sports a bigger 5.7-inch IPS display (2,560 x 1440 pixel) and 518ppi pixel density. Under the hood, the device packs a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor.
In Nigeria, the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL are currently on sale at authorised Microsoft devices partner retail outlets.
These devices have been touted as potential game-changers for Microsoft's lacklustre hold of market share in the smartphone space. Pulse Tech will let you know how well the devices hold up if and when we get to review the devices.
Lumia phones are manufactured by the Services and Devices arm of Nokia which Microsoft acquired for $7.2 billion in 2014.