New Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL slides confirm phones and specs

It is no mystery at this point that Microsoft intends to announce the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL early next month in New York City.

Today, some slides from an internal Microsoft presentation reveal the phones in all their glory. The images were posted by the Facebook page Forever Nokia Latinoamérica, which earlier leaked the Lumia 550 as well.

Nothing new is exactly revealed as the specifications of both phones, and even their designs have been known for some time now. However, instead of just third-party renders we can get an indication of how Microsoft is going to present the phones to the public.

Included in the images are some photos of the back of the phone and the Continuum dock codenamed 'Munchkin'. The specifications for both phones are repeated below:

Lumia 950

  • Matte White or black polycarbonate body
  • 5.2 inch WQHD (1440x2560) OLED display
  • Snapdragon 808, 64-bit Hexa-core processor
  • Iris scanner (near infrared) for Windows Hello
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot
  • 20MP PureView camera with double LED flash
  • 5MP Wide-angle front facing camera
  • 3000 mAh removable battery
  • Qi wireless charging
  • USB Type-C

Lumia 950 XL

  • Matte White or black polycarbonate body
  • 5.7 inch WQHD (1440x2560) OLED display
  • Snapdragon 810, 64-bit Octa core
  • Iris scanner (near-infrared) for Windows Hello
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot
  • 20MP PureView camera with triple LED flash
  • 5MP Wide-angle front facing camera
  • 3300 mAh removable battery
  • Qi wireless charging
  • USB Type-C

Windows Central can also add some more information to these specifications, including:

  • Lumia 950 will now have Qi wireless charging without a flip cover
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3 is used for both phones
  • Both phones will have Qualcomm fast charging with included rapid chargers
  • Some countries will have a limited promotion with a free Continuum dock with a purchase
  • Iris scanners are making progress and may be available without the need for an update to enable them
  • Both phones will have Glance

Certainly Microsoft has a lot to overcome in the following months especially with Apple launching the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus today. Do these images change your mind at all about these phones? Let us know in comments.

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Update: Looks like those images must have been legit as Microsoft evidently made Forever Nokia... take them down.

Source: Forever Nokia Latinoamérica

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1000 Comments
  • So much for an event now.
  • I still dont understand why they went with on screen buttons on the bottom instead of the real ones. No space is being saved as you can clearly see. The spot where the buttons would be, is still there.
  • Because on screen buttons are superior in every way.
  • That's just like your opinion man.
  • The option to turn off irritating haptic feedback wins in so many ways. I've been stuck with poxy vibrating buttons for years because the oem deemed it not an option to access.
  • What does haptic feedback have to do with HW buttons? You can just turn it off in the setting.
  • Read what he said. The vibrate disable was not an option from all handset manufacturers.
  • The real question with that screen is will it support and include glance. Edit: Found it. Yes, it will be included. Sold.
  • I miss that on my one m8 for windows.
  • Paul Kinslow ; Just did the heavy lifting for you by copying from the article and pasting here.. Just for you.. Windows Central can also add some more information to these specifications, including: Lumia 950 will now have Qi wireless charging without a flip cover Corning Gorilla Glass 3 is used for both phones Both phones will have Qualcomm fast charging with included rapid chargers Some countries will have a limited promotion with a free Continuum dock with a purchase Iris scanners are making progress and may be available without the need for an update to enable them Both phones will have Glance
  • Hopefully, the "some countries" include US.  :-)
  • Unfortunately US sales are not meeting expectations so that market is being deprecated along with the Lumia photo apps.   j/k   I think.
  • The apps are being deprecated because it's either being rolled into the Microsoft Camera or they are changing the name.
  • They will probably keep the same policy as always of prioritizing the almost non existent US wp market.
  • lets hope that microsoft actually make this phone available to people in america instead of resticting it like they did the icon and 930, that at least will give it a chance to expand in the us.
  • I think "Some Countries" will be the ones where Windows Phone has failed to make any in-roads. Expect US to be "continuum dock Exclusive to AT&T" even though they said they will be doing away with exclusives. The reason is that one side of a negotiation cannot simply say, we're not playing that game anymore and have things change. If you don't play the carrier game, you don't get to be on their netowrk.
  • Oled with glance? Isn't that a nightmare willing to happen
  • Actually, OLED is ideal for glance because only the active pixels use power and emit light.  Glance on LCD requires the entire screen to be backlit, though dimly, even though most pixels are not going to be lit up.  Glance has logic to move the output around slightly to prevent screen burnout so it's all good.  Several previous Lumias with OLED screens had Glance so it's well tested at this point.
  • Actually there's no backlight on IPS either. Just checked about a month ago. I think it was Nokias webpage about glance technology
  • really? what phones are oled with glance?.  My 930 is the last flagship phone and they didnt put glance on it cause of some memory issue with oled so im really currious to know.
  • My Lumia 925 has an AMOLED screen and glance. It's a beatuiful thing.
  • sweet.  I just realised my 930 is amoled  so not sure what the difference is between oled and amoled, i just know i love them both.  Im guessing oled so that glance could go on cause the 930 has=d some sort of memory in display issue that prevented glance, a feature id love to have.
  • AMOLED is basically Samsung's version of OLED. They are essentially the same thing if I am not mistaken. OLED being the more generic term for the technology.
  • Well Glance was actually designed with OLED displays in mind. Faster reaction times, more efficiency, and it looks nicer with 'infinite' contrast.
  • ill let you know.  I have a 930 and i think its the best phone with 8.1 out of my 6 years of iphones and a g4 android but id have loved to have glance on it.  If glace does prove a nightmare on a oled then its really simply ill turn it off because i would much rather have a oled screen as my 930 has.  But if glance works then im gona be very happy too.  Either way ill wait and see the phone i very much doupt microsoft would put glance on if they hadnt sorted it, after all they didnt put it on my 930 because they hadnt sorted it lol.
  • It would have been another fail if Glance wasn't there..
    Well at least these phones look bit better than on leaked pics
  • I may still buy it as its the best WP, but MS has a lot of work to do on improving the visual apeal of its flagship phones. At at time when market has iPhone 6s, Galaxy S6 edge etc, releasing a phone that looks like a 2012 model is un-pardonable. Especially if Microsoft dreams about pulling in new users to its ecosystem. Heck, even the OS seems to be falling behind the curve now a days.
  • While I'll agree that the phones don't look as "pretty" as the Samsung or iPhones, I'll be happy to take the polycarbonate over metal any day. I have personally witnessed so many Samsung Galaxy and iPhones shatter, dent and disfigure from being dropped, while my polycarbonate Lumia Icon has been dropped several times and still looks great and works perfectly. So, the question is would you prefer rigid, pretty and breakable (or have to cover it with a protective cover hiding the pretty anyway), or would you prefer "decent looking" and flexibly solid that you don't have to cover up? Personally, I'll take the high end specs and the polycarbonate.
  • My polycarbonate 920 & 1020 phone screens shattered with a negligible fall. I got 1020s screen replaced but left 920 aside. So ur point doesn't hold value. Just keep your devices covered and safe so that they wont break.
    And coming to the design, 2015 flagship devices with this design? MS what's wrong with you??! At least have options like 925 design or 830! Make a metal/glass one along with polycarbonate, everyone will have a choice! Anyways, I'm counting days on my 1020 now.
  • My 920 indeed has fallen on tar road while I was getting on a bus and it did held up. It seems that the screen standing tall depends on how it has fallen. If you want to know which phone can stay strong, I suggest you to check phone bump videos.
  • I dropped my 920 from over 12 foot before and my 1020 went through similar abuse with just dents. I only shattered one 920 screen because of a rock. I have an iPhone 6 which fell flat on fresh clean concrete with a case and shattered the screen. A we'll done polycarbonate absorbs much more force and can be much more durable than meta. Metal just feels fancier. That said, I would still like to see a metal Lumia.
  • Me too, see a metal Lumia.
  • The point of slimming down the Lumia line is to not releaes forty thousand different models. Having a whole bunch of design options defeats the purpose of...not having a whole ton of options.
  • My 920 is 50/50 the screen shattered once from a 2 ft fall after I replaced it with a another screen I threw it at my door hard enough to damage the for but it didn't break.
  • He's talking about the body, you're talking about the display... two different things. polycarbonate does tend to jold up netter than metal and glass phones. Also these displays are gorilla glass 3, so they should hold up better as well.
  • i love the look of these new phones but yeh i wish theyd ketp going with the 830-930 designs.  I love the 930 look.
  • How many riot shields do you see