During its development, it went by the internal codename Talkman, which originates as one of Nokia’s first mobile phones the Mobira Talkman 450 originally released in 1985. As such, it serves as a nice bookend to Nokia’s mobile history, matching their first and last phones designed by the Finnish company.
The Lumia 950 is a continuation of the 9xx series of Lumia Windows Phones originally started by Nokia and now continued by Microsoft. It is considered a direct follow-up to the Lumia 930 even as it skips the 94x designation. The Lumia x40 series is already ten months old, so it makes some sense for Microsoft to go to the x50 series for Windows 10 Mobile.
Oddly enough, the Lumia 950 is a really good smartphone. It is just the lack of apps (and some services like payments) that are holding it back. It can get a lot done with a gorgeous display, excellent camera, and very good battery life, all of which used to be the criteria for a good review. But in 2015, you cannot discount the importance of the full ecosystem and what you are buying into when you commit.
Microsoft Lumia 950 Specifications
|OS||Windows 10 Mobile|
|Screen Size||5.2 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1440x2560 (564ppi)|
|Processor||1.8GHz Snapdragon 808 64-bit hexa-core|
|Security||Windows Hello iris scanner|
|Rear Camera||20MP ƒ/1.9 PureView camera, triple-LED flash|
|Front Camera||5MP, wide-angle lens|
USB-C fast charging
Microsoft Lumia 950 Video Review
Microsoft Lumia 950 Availability
Microsoft announced the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL in New York City on October 6, 2015. In the U.S., AT&T first made the Lumia available in the US on November 17, 2015.