Lumia 950 India launch

The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL are here! Microsoft has officially launched its latest flagship Lumia devices in India.

The bigger variant of the two, the Lumia 950 XL, is priced at ₹49,399 ($740), and packs in a 5.7-inch quad HD display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC. The smaller variant, the Lumia 950, is priced at ₹43,699 ($654), and packs in a 5.2-inch display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC.

Lumia 950 XL Specifications

Category Lumia 950 XL
Display 5.7 inches (1440x2560)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
Primary Camera 20MP f/1.9 with Triple LED flash | Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
Front Camera 5MP
Connector Type C
RAM 3GB
Storage 32GB, expandable up to 2TB with a microSD card
Battery 3340mAh
Charging Qi wireless, USB Type-C, Quick Charge
Dimensions 8.1 x 151.9 x 78.4 mm
Weight 165 grams

Lumia 950 Specifications

Category Lumia 950
Screen Size 5.2 inches | 1440x2560
Processor 1.8GHz Snapdragon 808 64-bit hexa-core
RAM 3GB
Storage 32GB, expandable up to 2TB with a microSD card
Primary Camera 20MP f/1.9 with Triple LED flash | Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
Front Camera 5MP
Battery 3000mAh
Dimensions 145mm x 73.2mm x 8.2mm
Weight 150 grams

Essentially, the two phones differ in two departments – display and processor. The Lumia 950 XL also packs in liquid cooling technology that complements the Snapdragon 810 SoC to avoid overheating. Both phones support Qi wireless charging, Quick Charge, and USB Type-C. In terms of software, all hardware-dependent features like Windows Hello, Hey Cortana, Glance, et al are supported by both of these devices. Both devices are dual SIM devices, and support 4G LTE.

At the launch, Bhaskar Pramanik, Chairman, Microsoft India, said:

With the launch of Windows 10, we have ushered in an era of more personal computingwhich is all about interacting more easily, more naturally and more securely in a mobile-first, cloud-first world. Now, with Windows 10 on Lumia we take innovation to the next level and build upon the unique experiences of Windows 10 for phone users. Designed for Windows fans and mobile professionals who desire a premium phone that takes full advantage of Windows 10, the new flagship devices are powerful, performance-driven, unique and innovative.

Microsoft Display Dock

The company also announced the launch of Microsoft Display Dock, the accessory that allows your phone to work like a PC when connected to an external display via the dock and using a keyboard and a mouse. Continuum is one of the marquee features of the Windows 10 Mobile operating system, and the reason of Microsoft's enterprise push with these devices.

The Microsoft Display Dock will be sold separately at a price of ₹5,999. However, till stocks last, as an introductory offer, both the devices will come with a free dock.

What's in the box

Both Lumia devices pack in the same accessories in the box. There's a 3A fast wall charger (3-pin, with foldable prong), a spare USB-C sync cable, and a headset.

Availability

The Lumia 950 and the 950 XL go on pre-orders today on Microsoft Priority Reseller stores, retail chains of Croma, Reliance, and Sangeetha, and online on Amazon.in. Airtel consumers can double their data for free on purchasing their Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL.The phones will be available for sale on the shelves starting December 11.

What do you think of the pricing, and if you're buying one, which one of the two will you pick? Tell us in the comments!

Pre-order Lumia 950, 950 XL at Amazon India