Microsoft Lumia 950XL TeCake

Like other smartphone manufacturers, the leading software developing company, Microsoft is set to launch its range of flagship Lumia handsets for the year 2015.

A report from Windows Central reveals that the Redmond giant will unveil two of its Lumia Windows 10 Mobile running smartphones, Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL, this year. These devices have been codenamed Talkman and Cityman, respectively. It is said that the smartphones will be launched at IFA conference in Berlin in early September.

Earlier, it was rumored that Microsoft will unveil Lumia 940 in 2015 as the last year’s flagship device was Lumia 930. “Many have referred to these devices as the Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL, however, Microsoft is considering jumping a model number and calling them the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL,” report says. “The name change will be decided by September.” This isn’t the first time as Microsoft had jumped a model number in the past while naming Windows 10 instead of Windows 9 according to nomenclature.

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What Reviewers Say

-Very thin (7-8mm) and light

-Massive, removable battery that is the thinnest they have ever seen

-“Sexy as hell.”

-Looks like a combination of the Verizon Lumia 928 and Lumia 830 (camera housing)

-Completely square handset

-The front glass covers the entire front, non-curved display

-Volume up and down keys separated by power button

-Dedicated camera button

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The report further adds that the Lumia 950 (Talkman) will be backed by a 64-bit Hexa core Snapdragon 808 processor bundled with 3GB of RAM. The Matte White or black polycarbonate body will be fronted with a 5.2-inch WQHD OLED display with 1440×2560 pixels of resolution and a 5MP Wide-angle front facing camera. Meanwhile, the back surface of the body will sport a 20MP PureView elemental image capturing solution.

For storage media, 32GB inbuilt storage will be provided to the handset with a microSD memory card slot. In addition, the mobile phone powered with a 3000 mAh of gigantic battery will feature Iris scanner (infrared) for Windows Hello, Qi wireless charging with flip cover and USB Type-C.

Meanwhile, the Lumia 950XL(Cityman) will differ from its sibling in size as it sports a larger 5.7-inch WQHD OLED display with a same resolution and a same 5MP of front facing snapper. However, its rear camera will have an extra feature of triple LED flash. On processing front, the XL device boasts a more powerfull 810 series of Qualcomm Snapdragon 64-bit quad-core chipset.

As the name suggests the x version of 950 will be fueled with a bigger 3300 mAh of battery. Besides this, the design will differ due to the Aluminum side buttons and a 1mm silver ring inside the circumference of the black camera pod.

There is no official word from Microsoft yet.

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Tech Specs Comparison
PhoneLumia 950Lumia 950XL
Camera20MP rear and 5MP front camera20MP rear and 5MP front camera
Processor64-bit Hexa core Snapdragon 80864-bit Octa core Snapdragon 810
RAM3 GB3 GB
Display5.2-inch WQHD OLED display5.7-inch WQHD OLED display
Battery3000 mAh3300 mAh
Storage32 GB32 GB

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First Published on July 26, 2015 at 02:38 am
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  • Josh

    this phone is the TRUE flagship. has everything a flagship phone should have.