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Microsoft Lumia 950 specs

Microsoft's new Lumia 950 smartphone will be one of the first products with Windows 10 Mobile installed. It will have a 5.2-inch display along with a 20MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera.

Here are the known specs of the Lumia 950. This post will be updated as we get more information on the smartphone.

CategorySpecification
Operating SystemWindows 10 Mobile
Display5.2 inches
WQHD (2560x1440) AMOLED, ClearBlack
Rear Camera20MP
Backside-illuminated image sensor
PureView
True 16:9 sensor
Fast Focus
High resolution zoom
4K Video Recording
Front Camera5MP
Still image capture
Video call
Video recording
Processors64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
Hexa core
1800 MHz
Memory & StorageRAM: 3GB
Internal storage: 32GB (expandable up to 200GB)
NetworkGSM Bands: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
LTE Bands: Band 1, Band 2, Band 3, Band 4, Band 5, Band 7, Band 8, Band 12, Band 17, Band 20, Band 28
Wi-Fi: MIMO WLAN IEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient light sensor
Barometer
Gyroscope
Magnetometer
Proximity sensor
LocationA-GLONASS
A-GPS
Cellular
Wi-Fi network positioning
Dimensions8.2 x 145 x 73.2 mm
PortsMicro USB Type-C
Battery3000 mAh
OtherWireless charging built-in
Fast Charging
NFC
Bluetooth 4.1

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142 Comments
  • Need radio specs...
  • Networks7 GSM network: 850MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz, 1900MHz
    GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 296.0kbps
    GSM max data speed UL: EGPRS 236.8kbps
    WCDMA network: Band 1 (2100MHz), Band 2 (1900MHz), Band 4 (1700/2100 MHz), Band 5 (850MHz), Band 8 (900MHz)
    WCDMA max data speed DL: 42.2Mbps (Cat 24)
    WCDMA max data speed UL: 5.76Mbps (Cat 6)
    LTE FDD network: Band 1 (2100MHz), Band 17 (700MHz), Band 2 (1900MHz), Band 20 (800MHz), Band 3 (1800MHz), Band 4 (1700/2100 MHz), Band 5 (850MHz), Band 7 (2600MHz), Band 8 (900MHz), Band 28 (700MHz), Band 12 (700MHz)
    TD-LTE network: Band 38 (2570-2620MHz), Band 40 (2300-2400MHz), Band 41 partially (2555-2575 MHz)
    LTE max data speed DL: 300 Mbps (Cat 6)
    LTE max data speed UL: 50 Mbps (Cat 6) http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Microsoft-Lumia-950-...
  • It will work in Canada with almost all carriers (Bell, Rogers, Telus, Wind, Fido, Speakout7Eleven, Chatr, Virgin Mobile, and Wind, etc)
  • From the Microsoft Store: GSM network: 850MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz, 1900MHz GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 296.0kbps GSM max data speed UL: EGPRS 236.8kbps WCDMA network: Band 1 (2100MHz), Band 2 (1900MHz), Band 4 (1700/2100 MHz), Band 5 (850MHz), Band 8 (900MHz) WCDMA max data speed DL: 42.2Mbps (Cat 24) WCDMA max data speed UL: 5.76Mbps (Cat 6) LTE FDD network: Band 1 (2100MHz), Band 17 (700MHz), Band 2 (1900MHz), Band 20 (800MHz), Band 3 (1800MHz), Band 4 (1700/2100 MHz), Band 5 (850MHz), Band 7 (2600MHz), Band 8 (900MHz), Band 28 (700MHz), Band 12 (700MHz) TD-LTE network: Band 38 (2570-2620MHz), Band 40 (2300-2400MHz), Band 41 partially (2555-2575 MHz) LTE max data speed DL: 300 Mbps (Cat 6) LTE max data speed UL: 50 Mbps (Cat 6) http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/productID.326602300?icid_us_catp_modg_phn_citytalk_100615lnch
  • Networks7
    GSM network: 850MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz, 1900MHz
    GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 296.0kbps 
    GSM max data speed UL: EGPRS 236.8kbps 
    WCDMA network: Band 1 (2100MHz), Band 2 (1900MHz), Band 4 (1700/2100 MHz), Band 5 (850MHz), Band 8 (900MHz) 
    WCDMA max data speed DL: 42.2Mbps (Cat 24) 
    WCDMA max data speed UL: 5.76Mbps (Cat 6) 
    LTE FDD network: Band 1 (2100MHz), Band 17 (700MHz), Band 2 (1900MHz), Band 20 (800MHz), Band 3 (1800MHz), Band 4 (1700/2100 MHz), Band 5 (850MHz), Band 7 (2600MHz), Band 8 (900MHz), Band 28 (700MHz), Band 12 (700MHz) 
    TD-LTE network: Band 38 (2570-2620MHz), Band 40 (2300-2400MHz), Band 41 partially (2555-2575 MHz)
    LTE max data speed DL: 300 Mbps (Cat 6) 
    LTE max data speed UL: 50 Mbps (Cat 6) 
  • Im not overly familiar with bands, what does this mean for carriers?
  • Compare it with the specifications for your own carrier.
  • GSM Only support, meaning no possibility to work on CDMA network like Verizon, Sprint, and US Cellular. Microsoft better have plans for a Nexus-esque device to sell unlock for the US market, otherwise Microsoft is looking at another Windows Phone 7 friasco
  • does Verizon not support WCDMA?
  • They use CDMA, not WCDMA which is more aligned with GSM/UMTS than any revision of EVDO/SVDO.
  • By looking at the network bands, I can guarantee it will work in Canada with Bell, Rogers, Telus, Wind, Fido, Speakout7Eleven, Chatr, Virgin Mobile, and Wind
  • Don't forget the liquid cooling technology
  • Seems like they have the 810 heating issues in hand.
  • No, they're trying to keep the heating OUT of your hand........sorry
  • I've confirmed it gets AM/FM, HD-FM, Ham Radio optional...
  • No FM Radio :(
  • More camera details
  • Don't tell me the same group that designed the hololens and Surface Book designed this phone. The phone is a "good enough" effort while the others are made to blow you out of the park.
  • Yeah this is pretty meh
  • *in a low voice* hmmm, almost like every contribution you've ever made...lol and I'll be honest, mine too! =p
  • the sensor size is still a mystery now... but I guess it would be between 930's and 1020's sensor
  • 31.8MP sensor resolution. I caught that figure hiding in the PowerPoint presentation they showed when demonstrating continuum. ;)
  • Expandable storage to 2TB?!
  • Yes yes
  • No it means sdxs supported, actually there is no 2tb SD card
  • theoretically...when 2TB sd cards are available. right now you can put in those 200 GB / 256 GB sd cards
  • The SD card is the only thing I can see listed here that seems a practical advantage over the 930. Sure, more cores and more ram, but I can't find an app that'll use my 2gig ram yet (few need the 1gig in my 820, let alone 2 or 3) or that would benefit from greater cpu thread capacity. I think my plan to wait for another year is a good one. Also W10 will likely be far more polished by then and may even be approaching feature parity with W8. This sounds like a good flagship to me, but the app store is just not ready for capable phones like the 930 and 950 yet. I don't see it improving until 2gig quads are the core of the WP market at least.
  • It'll have that new phone smell Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • The only thing I was dissapointed with was there was no release date given for the phones. Just 'November.' That, and no carrier announcements. I think we all know for these to take off in the US they need to be sold through carriers as well as in Microsoft Stores.
  • Probably hard to give a defintive date when the OS is still in beta....
  • I doubt it, MS didn't hesitate to release W10 when stated despite it still being pretty much beta even now.
  • It almost sounds to me like within the 3 weeks of the 26th, no? I mean just a guess-timation, 10/26 is when the NYC store opens (so they might have demo models) and some of the other products will also be released, so probably not THAT week, because it's not November. The first or perhaps second week seem like it could be possible. Technically November and it doesn't have to be like LATE in the month...right???
  • Is 4k video awailable?
  • Yep! :)
  • Need 60-120 fps video for reasons
  • 1080p60 is supported by the OS and specs, Microsoft just need to enable it in the native camera app. HTC M8 can do 1080p60 on WP8.1.
  • It was a given since it's 4K is available in the 930.
  • When will Windows 10 mobile release? I don't think they said it during the event...
  • Today was all about the hardware.
  • I checked microsoft store and they are selling 950XL unlocked, i really hope it can support T-Mobile LTE
  • It will work on Rogers, Bell, Telus, Virgin Mobile, Speakout7Eleven, etc
  • ...so, T-Mobile? =D
  • Hands on video with 950 xl..
  • If it is 4gb ram then it will be best....
  • Why?
  • maybe next year once Android phones have caught up. Most Android phones still have 1GB or 2GB RAM. Also Apple Phones only stay at 1GB RAM
  • All the flagships this year had 3GB of ram... S6, M9, Note 4, etc... Read before you type Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • All the high-end android phones have 3gb of RAM. Comparing to cheap Android phones is pointless.
  • Um you are wrong on all accounts....
    Android flagships have 3/4 gigabytes while Apple this year has 2 DDR4 type of ram. The only ones that don't are cheap ones that's like saying most Windows phones have 512 megabyte and 1 gig of ram. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • no need for 4 GB of RAM considering the efficiency of Windows Mobile
  • I was hoping for slo mo video.. At least 60fps..
  • First , 60fbs isn't slo motion. , second , it's there , 90 and 120 fbs
  • Is it? I only see 30 fps listed anywhere. I was hoping for 240, but 120 would at least be a step in the right direction. Not that slo-mo is really a must have feature, but it would still be nice to have.
  • Windows camera supports upto 120fps..you can find it under settings
  • A pity they didn't give much detail on the release date of Windows 10 mobile for existing devices.
  • When will release windows 10 pls tell me
  • Microsoft didn't tell us that.
  • Microsoft Store Online... Says... GSM AND WCDMA Network/Bands...
    GSM network: 850MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz, 1900MHz
    GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 296.0kbps
    GSM max data speed UL: EGPRS 236.8kbps
    WCDMA network: Band 1 (2100MHz), Band 2 (1900MHz), Band 4 (1700/2100 MHz), Band 5 (850MHz), Band 8 (900MHz)
    WCDMA max data speed DL: 42.2Mbps (Cat 24)
    WCDMA max data speed UL: 5.76Mbps (Cat 6)
    LTE FDD network: Band 1 (2100MHz), Band 17 (700MHz), Band 2 (1900MHz), Band 20 (800MHz), Band 3 (1800MHz), Band 4 (1700/2100 MHz), Band 5 (850MHz), Band 7 (2600MHz), Band 8 (900MHz), Band 28 (700MHz), Band 12 (700MHz)
    TD-LTE network: Band 38 (2570-2620MHz), Band 40 (2300-2400MHz), Band 41 partially (2555-2575 MHz)
    LTE max data speed DL: 300 Mbps (Cat 6)
    LTE max data speed UL: 50 Mbps (Cat 6)
  • Sorry, not techie enough to know, does this mean that the unlocked version will work on Verizon?
  • Yes it will as Verizon uses WCDMA and TD-LTE
  • WCDMA does not use EVDO for3G data. Verizon, Sprint, and the other 50 CDMA networks use CDMA2000 standard which is in line to Qualcomm specifications. WCDMA is far less supported than CDMA2000
  • Example... Here are the Radio Specs for the Existing Lumia 735 on Verizon:
    GSM network: 850MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz, 1900MHz
    GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 296.0kbps
    GSM max data speed UL: EGPRS 236.8kbps
    WCDMA Band 1 (2100 MHz), Band 5 (850 MHz), Band 8 (900 MHz)
    WCDMA max data speed DL: 42.2Mbps (Cat 24)
    WCDMA max data speed UL: 5.76Mbps (Cat 6)
    LTE FDD network: Band 20 (800MHz), Band 3 (1800 MHz), Band 7 (2600 MHz)
    LTE max data speed DL: 150 Mbps (Cat 4)
    LTE max data speed UL: 50 Mbps (Cat 4)
  • I'm hopeful it does. These are the radio specs for the Icon from MS website   Cellular connectivity3 GSM network: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps  GSM max data speed UL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps  WCDMA network: Band 1 (2100 MHz), Band 2 (1900 MHz), Band 5 (850 MHz), Band 8 (900 MHz) WCDMA max data speed DL: 21.1 Mbps (Cat 14)  WCDMA max data speed UL: 5.76 Mbps (Cat 6)  LTE FDD network: Band 4 (1700/2100 MHz), Band 13 (700MHz) LTE max data speed DL: 150 Mbps (Cat 4)  LTE max data speed UL: 50 Mbps (Cat 4)  CDMA network bands: BC0, BC1 CDMA max data speed DL: Rev 0 /A 2.4 Mbps /3.1 Mbps  CDMA max data speed UL: Rev 0 /A 153.2 kbps /1.8 Mbps 
  • Do the 950's take fast photos?!
  • Kinda strange that they didn't give sold dates for anything.
  • i wouldn't say they didn't give solid dates for anything... they gave solid dates for everything *except* the lumia phones & some of the accessories.
  • Phone is fugly.
  • I found the 950 looked better in the presentation than in the photos. I like the ring now. It makes the phone distinctive. Otherwise it would be rather generic in the back like the 640. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I agree. I was a hater, in jest, it's really not that bad. It's grown on me.
  • Weight?
  • Is any one going to tell when the real version of windows 10 mobile is coming
  • Good question, hoped to get that info on today's press event
  • But whennnn its like they are not even paying attention on it
  • The current version is real too! (not finished though)
  • Any oneeeee huh
  • May be universal bands like apple ....nice to see
  • Does that mean it will work on Verizon?
  • It supports nearly all frequency that are available. And yes. It supports Verizon too.
  • It does not, as the Lumia 950 and 950XL lack a proper CDMA2000 radio to work on Verizon, Sprint, or any of the other 50 CDMA networks in the US and Puerto Rico/USVI. Do not confuse the Wideband CDMA standard (which works more like GSM/UMTS) to CDMA 2000 (which is the CDMA standard these days).
  • How big will be the sensor of the camera?
  • 1.9
  • That's the apperture. F 1.9 which means it can let in more light for good low light performance. Not the sensor size which directly effects Image quality or every picture. 
  • Sensor size: 1/2.4" the specs on this article aren't very complete. All this information is available directly at the microsoft store.
  • Now Jakub, you've actually asked the right question which few do. Unfortunately, no sign of that most important bit of info in the article. If sensor size is available could someone edit the article to show it? Also, does this one have pixel doubling so we can finally get full use out of these high mp low size sensors they like to cram into phones for no good reason?
  • I wonder if the price is twice what it should be because they needed to implement fancy cooling due hot chip? Having L1520 I feel no urge to throw money out of the window to get these new 'flagships'. Hopefully get to see these tomorrow so lets see :)
  • I find the price to be perfect. This is the flagship phone. All other pricing for WP will be based on this phone's price. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • 30 fps??????? WTF!!
  • Can take 60 ,90 and 120
  • Is 30 at 4k?
  • Iris scanner?
  • There's an iris scanner. They showed it in the continuum demo.
  • Thank you wireless charging!
  • Yes!
  • Nice size, i liked it. Too bad it'll be expensive as sh*t where i live...
  • Wait, so the button arrangement patterns aren't changed? I thought they made it so that the power/lock button is positioned between the volume up and down buttons?
  • The layout on the 950XL is changed like that, only the 950 will use the older layout
  • The Power button is positioned between the Vol Up / Down buttons only on Lumia 950 XL
  • Waiting for the 950XL specifications
  • This will be a huge improvement over my 1520
  • Qi better be built in on both devices. None of that back cover BS.
  • It says "wireless charging built in". I wouldn't consider it otherwise.
  • Take my money MS! :)
  • Is the battery removeable? They didn't say in the conference.
  • You guys are fast!
  • 30fps... REALLY?
  • Also 60, 90 and 120fps
  • Verizon?
  • Yes!!!
  • Well, from my experience with the Lumia 640 vs the 640 XL, the former fits better in my hand.  5" and probably 5.2" seems to be a good sweet spot.  Thus, my only question is how do those processor differences shake out in the real world.  Otherwise, they appear to by identical.  
  • No mention of panoramic photos, slow mo video etc which all other flagships have.. Anyone know if this is coming? Eg 240fps slow mo?
  • It has support up to 120fps. Don't know about 240
  • MOAR PICTURES
  • The most important spec, the one they forgot to mention, is WHEN will it be available?  "November" really isn't much of an answer, at least give us an option to pre-order now.
  • By the time it comes to market, Samsung would have launched note 7
  • Continuum Dock?
  • Usb on the go?
  • Cringing at dimensions. Why does everything need to keep getting bigger? I was hoping the bezels would be thing enough that the dimensions height/width would be comparable to 930/830.
  • Agreed. So the smaller phone here is bigger than my 920? Is the XL one a tablet?
  • I don't think this will work on Verizon as it is missing LTE Band 13 at 700mhz, and CDMA per publoshed specs
  • If someone could present me the Lumia 950, I would be grateful to them, but can't expect dream to become real.
  • It's a dream. Why not 950XL???
  • Would be nice to have some Verizon support for once.
  • Can anyone post the Radio Specs again, I don't think people have reposted it enough...
  • LOL Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Is the display clear black?
  • Yes
  • I'm hoping someone, maybe HTC will release a some new windows hardware that supports verizon like last time with the M8.
  • I want to know the weight!
    Is it heavy as a tank like the 930 or can they do light phone?
  • Also can someone please call Microsoft and get all the specs we need... List all carriers, will it have 4K, Panorama Picture capability, What are the Frames Rate per Second, Can features be added if they aren't listed or I want, Can the Screen Size be adjusted for each end user, and Can you have it redesigned to look like all the other Flagship Devices from Apple and Android if I'm not satisfied or lack knowledge on your Design thought process...
    Oh also what is weight?
    Thanks
  • What about dual sim?
  • Weren't the side buttons supposed to be new and screwy somehow? They look the same to me as on my good old 920. Which is nice.
  • No headphone jack ??
  • Yeah, please list all the specs.
  • It looks nice but still something is missing. Especially when I compare it with the likes of Lumia 935
  • Is there a reason the specs do not list the MicroSD?
  • This phone is beautiful
  • I found one site that confirmed the rumor that the XL will work with a Surface pen, but the regular 950 won't. I was hoping the regular 950 would have a pen.
  • How can MS possibly be serious about a flagship that is tethered to a substandard cell service like ATT. No Verizon... Really? Please..
  • Weight of both 950 & 950 XL?
  • 16:9 sensor, that's a step back from what we previously had in the 1020, 1520 and 930 which had a cropped sensor to provide extra field of view in 4:3 and 16:9. That's disappointing.
  • I heard something about dual antennas, any more about that?
  • ohh Wow