Newer photo of Microsoft Lumia 950 XL reveals front display, smaller bezel

Earlier this morning, images of the Lumia 950 (or 950 XL, hard to tell) were revealed on the forum WPXAP. Now, a new picture posted on Weibo shows the phone without the protective case meant to disguise its shape and size.

The image makes it look like that this is the Lumia 950 aka Talkman due to the hand in the photo for reference. This picture looks more like the 5.2-inch WQHD variant rather than the 5.7-inch Cityman. However, we cannot be certain at this time.

Note: The original photo is on the right; the one to the left is Photoshopped to "virtually" remove the case.

Without the protective shell, we can see that the front of the device is very narrow, including a very slim bezel near the bottom. Indeed, except for the top bezel the phone is very slick looking and appears quite small considering the 5.2-inch (1440x2560) OLED display.

Talkman (Lumia 950)

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

Cityman (Lumia 950 XL)

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

From this perspective and without the shell this upcoming Lumia looks quite nice. We'll, of course, have to wait until Microsoft announces the phones, likely in October, to make a final judgement.

For now, what do you think?

Source: Weibo 1, Weibo2

Daniel Rubino
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

582 Comments
  • Looks like the 640/XL.
    Translation: I like
  • I don't like on screen buttons
  • Agree, first thing i noticed as i dont like them.
  • me too...I dont really care for the design either...plus with hw keys the bottom bezel doesnt look so odd
  • It looks cheap.
  • Look at how much real estate the software button bar takes up.  Imagine that as physical wasted space with hardware.  I've used family member phones with the software button bar (640 and One M8).  You get used to it and even appreciate the Windows experience better while browsing, using reading apps, etc.  I hope people go into the store and get a hands on with these larger devices and software button for like 15 minutes minimum.   It seems weird to use at first, but it actually makes a lot of sense.   It's kind of nifty and it brings a kind of screen placement symmetry that you can't get with physical button bar.  IMO.
  • @RayWP7
    15 minutes... I did.  Yes, it feels weird.  No there's no getting use to it.  Just my opinion.  But, glad you liked it.
    ---------------
    What's the phone in the background? That looks stylish. :)
  • Well, that's true... We need to try it first..
    The thing is that it'll never has as much premium look, and feel... I think that's what makes us not like it.
  • Agreed. I spent some time playing with a 640 I recommended to my brother in law. He was using my old 920, moved to his new 640 (with softkeys), and was having trouble understanding how to do a few things (he is a little tech challenged). I played and found the softkeys (of the 640), hide and you need to swipe up to unhide the keys giving that real estate to you for watching slides, movies or easy navigation. Once he understood how to find the softkeys he was wrapped. I don't mind them one bit.
  • I'm wondering if there are better reasons to explain the MS' choice of using the on-screen softkeys.  Since those vritual keys are programmable, you can do more tricks with them.  May be for the sake of Project Astoria, the Android app developers can re-program the keys to support their apps.  Or may be for the experiment MS is doing with Xiaomi to turn their Mi4 into W10M phone by downloading the W10M firmware onto their Android ROM.  To remove the dependancy on the hard keys could facilitate the programming changes needed to adapt to different phone models.  Xiaomi probably doesn't use hard keys on their phones.  So MS can re-program their softkeys to support WP.  MS could expand this experiment to other vendors or models if the Mi4 experiment is successful.  These are just my speculations.  I'm just curious about the real purpose behind the design changes they have made.
  • @RayWP7:
    I am using a on-screen button device for more than half a year now and still can not get past the disadvantages: The on-screen buttons often block content (even in Microsoft's own sh*t) and if you're looking at screenshots in the photo gallery you can not discern between the buttons being the "real", functional ones or just depicted in the picture.
    Stop the more screen real estate lie: A display that's (for example) five inches will always be five inches. But with hardware buttons you NEVER have to sacrifice a fraction of this screen REAL ESTATE (mind the difference here: I'm not talking resolution but space), while with on-screen buttons you have to do that quite often.
    And concerning the balance thing. Look at the picture. It's out of balance, because the bezel under the screen is slimmer than the one above.
  • Block content? You can hide the onscreen buttons.
  • @yasfer21:
    I know that. But I don't want to do two ducking extra swipes (the first to see content, the second to be able to get out of the app) all the time, when there's a better way.
  • Saw an S6 Edge. That thing is beautiful. This looks like another black slab.
  • I would LOVE to have that device with Windows 10 Mobile on it.
  • HTC M9 is closer to reality.
  • What's disappointing is nothing new for the start screen.... Yes, Samsung has came up... The new galaxy devices look great.. Especially the note 4..
  • Doesn't look half as good as that Lumia 925.
  • @RaRa85 Agreed!  I wish they had used the 925 concept/design! 
  • Thus far Lumia 925 design is the most widely accepted. Sleek, slim, sexy, premium. Suitable for men and women. The above prototype looks very dull and dead. Just my opinion.
  • Surface Phone might look like L925 since it will also use the metal casing.  For polycarbonate body, the phone would either look like this design or something like L830/L930 which I like better.  But MS could throw in some splendid color choices instead of black/white.
  • @Whodaboss:
    This! Can not agree more! And looking at the Lumia 830 I had enormously high hopes. But this one looks like a cheap entry level device. And Microsoft is emphasizing this impression with the on-screen buttons.
  • i used the 925 (until it stopped working - so sad), n yes, the 925, 830, n 930 designs were some of my favourites. the rest of the lumias,just meh.  
  • Totally.. The design doesn't look inspiring at all.. It just looks like some random manufacturer putting out a slab.. Not a flagship Lumia..I loved Lumia series because of the 920.. It had curved glass, Design was solid and looked really nice in all its colours.. Hell my old 520 seems better than this..
  • May be it's another affordable flagship :/
  • It may look cheap, but with those specs, looks will be very deceiving.  Also, poly-carbonate won't "bend" like some metal phone we all know about.
  • We may just have to focus on the inside beauty of these phones to feel a little upbeat.
  • and it looks like the Galaxy, I don't like it. Plus I think it will be thin so we're going more like iPhone 6 like, ahhh, MS what was wrong with 930 or even 920 design :/ I really really loved it
  • Yes.. It's a dumb move... They should've stuck with a revamped 930 design.... The 930 is the best looking, and feeling, WP device ever.. That, and the 920... Everything would be ok if MS wouldn't think.
  • I agree that 930 is one of the best looking Windows phones but the best one is definitely HTC 8X (or 8S). Don't know why does not Microsoft make those kinda look alike phones.
  • Yeah, those are beautiful devices.. The 8X could pass for a Lumia device... Love that soft touch finish.
  • @rodneyej:
    Which obviously was exactly Peter Chou's thinking, although he will never admit that. ^.^
  • Agree. My gold 930 feels and looks perfect. Beautiful material design.
  • Damn! You got the gold one??? Where'd you get that?
  • Yeah, 930 and 830 is bed looking Windows Phone so far. The combination of metal and polycarbonate easily screams premium. Hey, lets not forget 925 too which is the first Lumia have metal and polycarbonate design and still looks good. I hope that they incorporate 830 with a bit of 925 for rounded edges, less boxy feel. The issue I find on 930 is its quite boxy.
  • @BataBole. HTC 8x looks exactly like a lumia 520 but bigger and without soul!
  • Yeah because MS has sold so many devices keeping the phones heavy and thick. I have had a 900, 920, 830 and now 640XL. All of them being Nokia designs - the 640XL is supreme, and that's the one MS has had the most say in presumably. I for one am glad they are thinking - we need the user base to grow and to do that we need phones that appeal to the masses.
  • Nobody is talking about thickness.. Just the overall style... And, the 925 wasn't thick!!
    .......
    It's about digressing in design.. That's not what Lumia needs... Change things for the better, not just to be different.
  • I feel the L830 is the best looking windows phone currently.  The 930 is just too thick.  They should have followed the 830 design.
  • I agree! Not to reuse almost same design but at least it followed from 830 or 925 DNA (930 is quite thick and too blocky to hold). The circluar glass camera module of 830 at the back looks nice actually, then combine it with 925 rounded metal frame and small bezel almost all glass front.
  • Yeah, because the smart move of churning out the same style of phones has crushed the market.  The definition of insanity, is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. 
  • If i can make the button bar translucent like the Start Menu in Windows 10 I won't mind.
  • Why is that? I guess it could matter if the OS/software mess up, but its good for hiding those main buttons. Also, if you ever did have an issue with it, holding down volume down + power is the equivalent to taking out a battery.
  • Count me in
  • I didn't like the idea of them when first introduced, but with all the sensitivity issues of the capacitive buttons on my Lumia 830 and lack of issues with the actual touch screen, I kind of wish I had on-screen buttons on this phone.
  • Agreed, on screen buttons look cheap and they never seem to respond as precisely. I was hoping for a true 930 successor.
  • And, I was hoping for a true 1520 successor... But, MS can't make money pleasing their current fan base... Which is dumb, because that's all they got... And, unless they come up with some serious marketing scheme these devices are going to be no match for the Galaxy Note 5...
    .......
    Waiting patiently for what MS has planned for this alleged enterprise device (Surface Phone)
  • This is so not true. They respond better than capacitive buttons. Capacitive buttons are either over sensitive resulting in accidental taps, or less sensitive making you tap harder and harder. And all that different experience on a single phone.
  • You have to understand a simple fact; most of the people whining here have NEVER used a WP device with on screen buttons.  I have used it. I didn't think I would love it as much as I have.  WP fans, especially the ones here, are a bunch of complainers. Always looking for something to complain about. And when the stuff they are complaining about gets implemented, they love it and move on to something else to complain about. 
  • I actually prefer the on screen buttons. I was still using the 1020 when I bought the 635 for my daughter and when I was done playing with it I wish I had them, but now I do on the M8. No more accidental button presses.
  • To be fair, many WP fans have an inferiority complex, and lash out at anything that hints at being taken from iOS or Android.  Letting them vent, no matter how silly it may seem, is preferrable to them channeling that energy in a more negative way in the "real" world, so it's all good. 
  • That's true... I've made that point before... But, besides that...
  • Dude, if you say someone is whining because they express their opinion, and you don't agree with it, then you're really the only one whining.. Your tine suggest that you can't deal with conversation.
  • i have. it feels slower to me when using on screen buttons. (when i hides i mean) u have to swip up to reveal it then press. as for the hardware buttons, u just need to, tap.tap.tap.tap.tap.done =) but thats just me.  
  • You can set onscreen buttons to fixed. So stil tap.tap.tap.tap.done
  • @jbestman:
    Using a device with on-screen buttons for half a year now and it gets me mad almost daily. When I try to go back into an app I used before with the task manager using a long press on the back button I get accidental force closings of apps all the time because of the display being too sensitive for that.
  • My sentiments exactly. I currently use a htc m8 and quite frankly I would never buy another device with hardware keys. I stopped using hardware keys when I was still using android os. All people ever do on windows central is whine. Whine about this whine about that, well enough is enough! Give me a release date And I'm buying. If you don't like it don't buy it, just that simple.
  • I agree. Just the weirdest bugs on that phone. Constantly tapping the back button and it turns into a long press into the task switcher just for... you guessed it -- "...Resuming..." on the way back. Or worse, if the app is coded like shite, then you lose your place. Games like "Make it Rain: For the love of Money" have the bottom UI parts as unuseable except for the top quarter of the virtual buttons that werne't covered up by the virttual on screen Nav buttons
  • On screen buttons can be changed any time. But they are close together because it's easier for one thumb use. I wouldn't be surprised if the distance was customizable.
  • I don't know why but top and bottom bezels are approximately same as that of 1520 though it has capacitives.
  • Exactly!
  • Same, tried them on another phone and hate them. Personally, I won't ever buy a phone with only on screen buttons.
  • Looks like Microsoft is ruining the Lumia brand.
  • Looks like they dissapointed you and some others here.  And yet others on here like the new design, including the on screen buttons. Hard to tell who is 'right' in this situation. Its got to be hard for companies like MS to createa  next gen phone design when you have such differences of opinion.  
  • It's not a bad phone.. We're not saying that it's a bad phone, or that they shouldn't put it out.. It's a terrific device...
    .......
    It's just when current Lumia fans have been using 930's, Icons', and 1520's for two years they are just were expecting something more than just an upgraded processor, ram, and screen.. Which is fine, but doesn't really please when there's a few things that seem to have digressed.. With those "digressions" these new devices just don't seem like "true successors".... IOW, these are great devices for someone who doesn't know any better, or is maybe upgrading from a midrange Lumia.... But, there's gotta be something wrong when so many people are willing to keep there two year old high end Lumia's over these devices... If MS can't convince it's hardest core Lumia fans to give up their current high end Lumia devices for new ones, then can we seriously say that MS did enough, or did the right things, with these new devices? And, if they can't convince us how can they convince anyone else???
    .......
    There's something wrong here.... But, that's just my unbiased opinion as a Windows fan... Hate it, or love it, it is what it is.... Lol.
  • There were only few photos of a device, you don't know its features and yet you are saying you don't like it. How can you form opinions on it without at least seeing good quality photos.
  • Dude, we're forming opinions on confirmed specifications, and what we see SO FAR!!!
    .....
    Nobody ever said they didn't like the devices, or that MS shouldn't make them... We're just saying that IN OUR OPINIONS they don't seem like the best MS could do for a worthy successor to current high end Lumia's on the market... What's wrong with that????
  • Yep, we are not critiquing the functions, we are just giving opinion on the design. At the end of day, having a final and 360 degree look on the actual phone may change our opinion.
  • Couldnt disagree with you more. :)
  • I have HTC 8x, had Lumia 925, 521 and HTC m8, and currently using 640 while waiting for a flagship, but IMHO on screen buttons are now user friendly. It just requires time to get used to it.
  • @Atlic:
    Nope. Using on-screen buttons for more than half a year now and can't hate them more.
  • Yay......It has a camera button.
  • That's exactly how I was feeling when I saw the picture.
  • It is supposed to based on rumors, but this photo is no indication since the cover of the phone was photoshopped to remove it. The buttons were added when the case was photoshopped. So it is not an indication of the phone actually having a camera button or the side button placement as shown in the photo.
  • Unfortunately, you kind of have to read the whole article to realize it's actually a photoshop. If you just skimmed the beginning, you'd think this was a real picture. Very click-baity, and I'm a bit disappointed in Daniel.  The confusion, by some, is understandable, imo. 
  • So long as it has a camera button I don't care about soft keys for the front.
  • Lol!
  • Me to.. virtual screen buttons dont belong to flagship lumias..
  • Agreed
  • I like on screen buttons (and you can make them look like you want to)
  • Totally agree. On screen buttons is the most unbelievable epic fail for a high end device. WTF were they thinking?
  • Nonsense on screen buttons work fantastic on the Lumia 730, And I doubt it will be any different here. Once you actually try it, you'll see. It works very well and gives you the advantage of being able to turn the phone sideways and having the buttons turn with it. as well as the obvious fact that this will get you bigger screen real estate when you don't need the buttons.
  • I have a 630. The only time my buttons go away, is when something is crashing and burning, or the phone is powered down. So how does that help real estate?
  • The buttons can be hidden.
  • @WPenvy Because the on screen buttons on a Lumia 735 can be hidden. On a Lumia 630 you can't.
  • but with physical buttons, the screen real estate remains constant (depending on the actualy screen size, of course). with software buttons, u r esentially taking up space within your given screen, even more so when it turns together with the screen. and on a side note, the physical buttons lights up. i personally like that feature.  it would have been cool if they maybe made it in a way that alowed the physical buttons to light up with different colors to indicate different things (e.g.the l.e.d.noticication lights on android phone) just thinking =)  
  • On screen buttons are OK.  But I don't like the new position of Power button.  It is harder to locate.  It needs to locate seperately from the volume buttons.
  • "I don't like on screen buttons" I LOVE anything that gets the phone size closer to the screen size.
  • It does not provide any more screen real estate. Compare the screen/phone ratio to the 1520 and you'll see on screen buttons make no difference.
  • Actually you can hide the on-screen buttons, to give you more screen. Can't do that with capacitive.
  • I'm in agreement!
  • huge fail w the on screen buttons. what's the rationale?
  • They're going full Android wannabe.
  • SMDH..
  • On screen buttons are horrible, and I can't believe they are using them on these phones.
  • I thought NokiaSoft said OSB's were for low/Mid devices only... ❔❔❔
  • Confused as fuck too. How does this help brand identity or even product recognition? Same shit apple and Samsung were fighting over years ago
  • Your boys, Microsoft.
  • Originally,I hated on screen buttons but I.... Sorry I just accidentally launched Cortana on my capacitive button 920. I could see the ergonomic sense in on screen buttons.
  • Totally agree.  The buttons on the 920 are the only thing I REALLY hate about my phone.  I am constantly closing the search screen all day because I accidentally touch it because it is too close to the edge.  What were they thinking when they designed those buttons?  I am VERY happy to see on-screen buttons.  Those are MUCH better because they are further from the corner.  Anyone who does not like on-screen buttons hasn't had to live 2 1/2 years with a search button too close to the corner. Ugh! I swear, I can just look at it and it activates the search!
  • If after 2.5 years your still making mistakes hitting that button you either have fat fingers or haven't adjusted your muscle memory to reach further-in
  • Lol.
  • You took the words right out of my mouth!
  • @kesken:
    And you're unbelievably naïve if you think on-screen buttons prevent these accidental presses.
    After I changed to a device with on-screen buttons accidental presses surged to countless times.
    And trying to go back with the back button accidentally force closes apps all the time.
  • Fool. You're doing it wrong. I had NO issues with my 920. And that was jumping from a Focus with the Samsung branding below the screen!
  • @Dire Straits:
    I don't know how people can prefer on-screen buttons to hardware buttons. People say on-screen buttons prevent accidental button presses. With my old phone with hardware buttons I had almost no accidental presses, but when I changed to a device with on-screen buttons accidental button presses multiplied by infinite times.
    And they often cover vital navigation elements even in Microsoft's own stuff.
    I can think of NOTHING worse than on-screen buttons.
    And Microsoft is sacrificing reliable usage of the device for what? For smaller bezels?! I couldn't care less about the size of the bezels above and under the screen.
    And by the way: Without the prototype cover this thing looks like a cheap Lumia 535 and not a highend flagship.
    So far I couldn't be more disappointed.
  • I don't care for the on screen buttons either...
    .....
    IDK... Just seems like MS took over, and jacked up any possibility of having a Lumia 1520 replacement..
    1. They made it smaller
    2. Those pesky OSB..
    3. Those stupid cheep looking rounded corners (although they could look different)
    4. Slightly lower capacity battery... SMDH.
    5. Chepo low end chassis using back covers. (No solid polycarbonate design)
    6. So far a lack of color choice..
    The ONLY advantage I see here, over the current 1520 is Continuum.... How is a true 1520 fan supposed to be excited for this after waiting two years for a new device???????
  • @rodneyej:
    I couldn't be more disappointed so far. Why did they depart from the gorgeous Lumia 920/1020/1520 design?
    I'm thinking more and more that Lumia 950/950 XL aren't for me, which is awful, since we shouldn't expect any other highend Microsoft phones soon, if any.
    I expect Nadella to pull the plug on the Lumia line within two years, if marketshare doesn't improve (and seeing what we know so far, I don't know what these devices could do to improve the marketshare).
    Considering Microsoft's current speed of development these could be the last highend Lumias.
  • There could be a lot of truth in what you're saying.. It is kinda disappointing, although nothing has been officially unveiled yet...
    .......
    But, we know how Lumia marketing goes.. Practically nowhere...
    .......
    Nevertheless, these are great devices. Powerful devices... But, everyone knows that Lumia fans demand more than just the latest processor, and tons of ram... We're used to elegance...
    These devices aren't for us, and MS knows it.
    I hope the final product proves me wrong.
  • @rodneyej:
    Exactly. The design of the Lumia 925 could rival the iPhone's (which is often cited as the gold standard in smartphone design).
    Yes, I'm trying to stay hopeful a little bit. If Samsung provides choice with S6 and S6 edge, Microsoft could make users choose between 950/950XL variants with and without hardware buttons. ;-)
  • 800/735 design ;)
  • @windowsphoenix:
    I was truly looking forward to these phones.  I have the funds to purchase 3!  However, it looks like I might completely pass.  Now that I know this device isn't as beautiful as the mock-ups and with these on screen buttons I think it has really killed my enthusiasm.  Shame... :(
  • I kinda feel the same way too... Let's hope that it's just this black device that's hiding the beauty of the finalized design.
  • @Whodaboss:
    Yes. Squashing my hopes too and a little more so every day.
    One of these should have been my relief from the cheapo replacement phone I got when I lost my phone last year. But right now I can't think of getting one of these. It looks like I have to reserve my hopes for the Surface of phones.
  • this is more my style.... http://1drv.ms/1P57slK Style, elegance and oozing uniqueness imo.
  • I wish Microsoft would make you and only you a 1520 followup just so you could finally STFU! Dude, I rather enjoy your comments in most situations but for once just please stop the whining. When the 950XL drops, you know damn well you are going to pick it up. Posted via.........deez nutz!!!!!!
  • Lol.. Chill out, man.. It's not that big a deal..
    We're just voicing our opinions here..
    ....
    Nevertheless, if you can't deal with it, and it makes you that upset, then I advise you log out. It's not worth you getting committed over a damn phone... Lol!!!!
  • No. You were voicing your opinion 12 posts ago. Now, you're just whining. 
  • Looks like you got a problem then... Because, as long as MS keeps dropping the ball I'm gonna call it out.. So, you can count on it for some time to see... Translation (don't be surprised, don't let it hurt your feelings, be a man, and either deal with it, log out, or ignore it)..... Seriously, it all comes down to this.. I get your point. You don't agree, or like what I have to say... Thanks noted. Now, you can be at peace, and not waste anymore time telling me something I could give a damn about... Thank me.
  • @rodneyej:
    Take it as a compliment.  They see your handle and yet they still read your post.  You got fans!  Lol!  :)
  • Yep!
  • if they can make it transparent like they are in newer versions of Android, im fine with it.  Allow me to swipe to show, and hide like the charm bar in W8.1, and ill be a happy camper.
  • @nasellok:
    On-screen buttons can auto-hide or be swiped away. That doesn't change anything about their downsides (like robbing screen real estate in the first place).
  • Yeah, but swiping and waiting for things to auto hide, to be out of the way definitely slows down the experience.. That's my problem with them.
  • Yeah! It needs some style to it. That would definitely help.
  • Rooted Androids can get rid of the buttons all together, and make custom buttons that appear when you touch the screen in a certain spot. Because Windows Mobile is locked down, it will never be possible for those of us who buy this phone. 
  • I had a 930 a year ago, and now have a 640XL to see what 10 is like. I wasn't keen on the on screen buttons, but I've gotten used to them, and now I actually don't mind them. I can see how some are upset, but you can either get used to them, or not buy the phone. Don't be the ones that will buy it, knowing you won't like the buttons, then go online and bitch about it. Somebody will. If you buy, give it a chance, you will get used to it. Time to let go and adapt if you want this phone.
  • Well it's the only thing that works.
  • Why? It alows for more screen space. Plus less chances of people having issues. A lot of units apparently had failing keys all the time. Search the internet. This fixes that and when you see it in person using oled you will love it.
  • On-screen buttons are horrible. I've tried to use my wife's M8, which has the on-screen buttons, and honestly, it just sucks. There's this huge bottom bezel, that does nothing, and then a decent amount of the screen is taken up by these buttons. Sure, you can hide them, but that's an extra and unnecessary gesture. Design fail in my opinion.
  • If they use on screen buttons then it better have a 6.2" screen, and a 2mm lower bezel.. Lol.
  • Agreed. I absolutely hate that. But my daily driver is a L535!
  • Me neither
  • Me neither.
  • My usage issue with capacitive buttons is when using fullscreen apps like games, I often accidentally press back and start buttons. In on-screen buttons, I don't have that issue because I need to pull that bar from the edge first if I want to tap back, start, or search. Well, different people have different preference, I guess.
  • i didnt like thse button, on the screen, looks terribly bad, i will downgrade to lumia 930.
  • I agree. My mother has the 640 XL, it's an awesome looking phone. It'd be even more awesome with a metal bezel, but it's awesome nonetheless. 
  • Yeah this looks much better than the square box in the renders.
  • This looks like the renders.
  • Yay and its Dual sim!
  • That's a "me too" for the Disappointed By The On Screen Buttons camp. My wife has a 630 & the buttons on that are a pain to use. Too close together.
  • Maybe once 3d gestures are available they will hide the buttons altogether...no need for them. Or if they change the windows logo again :)
  • The 640xl on left and 640 on right in pic #2.
  • I think people need to stop pretending that Microsoft killed Nokia Designs. It is bland but it is also one of Nokia's design through and through.
  • It doesn't look premium.
  • Nope... But, maybe the final product will.. Who knows.
  • I understand there are pros and cons to each, but when i had my 925 while watching videos on youtube the capacitive buttons would stay lit up. On my current phone the G4 the OSB's go away when watching videos or movies. But unlike windows phone the OSB on my G4 cant be hidden intentionally. There either on or not depending on if the particular app your in requires them. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I WANT THIS ONE :(
    http://1drv.ms/1P57slK
  • @venetasoft:
    Yupp. Would be bought in the blink of an eye. I like the two-tone colour effect, in my opinion the only good thing HTC has brought to Windows Phone in "recent" years (with the HTC 8S).
  • wow, yes...now there exits style and elegance and oozing uniqueness.
  • Dull
  • Looks like an XL from the photo.
  • Unless that guy has huge hands thats got to be the 950.
  • I don't have huge hands and if I hold my 1520 in exactly as shown in the image, the hand-to-phone dimensions are practically identical. I strongly suspect we're looking at 950 XL here. I also suspect this as I only began using my pinky as a phone rest the day I bought my 1520...
  • I think it is the xl too. And ny pinky has been my phone holder for years.
  • There is a keyboard behind. We can assume a size based on it... My guess its 5.2!
  • I think this is the XL, yeah. And I use my pinky as a bottom rest for my Lumia 920 too! It's the safest way to hold a >4 inch Lumia.
  • +1 for pinky rest lol
  • Want this. Please release it fast and let me buy it Unlock here in Canada from Microsoft store.
  • Ditto... It'll be interesting to see where it gets released, to the masses or select regions/countries, that'll definitely help solidify my next move.
  • I'm impatiently waiting with you. They have done a good job releasing unlocked phones to Canadians.  Too bad many of them are low end.  
  • $100 says the MS Store won't carry these as I've been told our Canadian carriers have no interest in Windows phones anymore. And that includes Rogers. You can already see the little to no interest when it comes to marketing of Windows Phones. I'll likely have to wait for an unlocked model that's compatible in Canada like I've had to do for the last 3 phones. Even if Canada gets them it would probably be 4 months after release when no one cares anymore.
  • It's time for consumers to bypass retail stores and crazy carriers that only have love for Android and iOS. If this phone works as it is announced and has a universal modem it should work in 99% of carriers in more than 100 countries. Microsoft can sign a massive deal with Amazon and other popular internet stores to ship this device to any country and let user decide which carrier he wants it.
  • If this is not officially available in Canada whether through carrier or unlocked through the MS store and working with Candian carriers without any limitations I'm sad to say, but I'll have to be leaving Windows Phone then. I sure hope that's not the case. I'm also not waiting 4 months after release as I've been waiting for a worthwhile WP to come out in Canada since NL920.    
  • This ^ Microsoft, please make it available on more than 100 countries and supported in online stores like Amazon so consumers from other countries can purchase the device and activate it on any carrier depending on which country they live in.
  • Except it's not that simple. Technically, you can still do that. Go to eBay and you'll find thousands of sellers with new phones. The problem is that if you get one, import it into Canada and then something happens (the phone has problems, screen breaks etc), you'll have a very hard time getting anything repaired as there is no official support in the country. After having been through this ordeal myself, I'll look elsewhere if Microsoft cannot figure out how to sell a phone in this market. It's a pity because I love their devices but can't afford to be treated like that.
  • It looks pretty good
  • Glance feature?
  • Just get sad every time I see 5.7 OLED.  I want 6.0 IPS. :(
  • Why? OLED is superior.
  • Hahhahahahahahahahhahahahahahaha!
  • Except for the viewing angles.
  • Black colours on OLED are incredible. Never going back to IPS.
  • Same. IPS is meh.
  • With or without Glance?
  • I hope it has glance screen.  I really miss it on my 930
  • Some AMOLED displays don't have screen memeory that is needed to support Glance.  That's what happen to iCON and L930.  It is cheaper without screen memory and Nokia chose that model.  It is not clear whether the 2K OLED didplay MS selected has screen memory or not.  If not, you don't have Glance.  If you don't have Glance, the new postion of Power button could become an issue when you try turn on phones in the dark.  You have to learn to locate the Power button between two volume buttons.  It is a poor desing choice for the new phones.
  • It probably won't have Glance..glance needs display memory and QHD or 1440p with display memory will be very costly..
  • Remember this is a flagship phone not the low cost stuff they have been focused on... So here's hoping it does.
  • This! We're talking about a flagship here! Can't be holding back features because of price.
  • Hope MS won't do such a stupid mistake as these are flagship devices. Even some entry level WPs have glance.
  • Lumia 640 XL has glance
  • L640XL has a IPS LCD screen which supports Glance.  L730/L830/L930/iCON got a AMOLED display without screen memory, so those phones don't support Glance.  I guess you can blame this choice on Nokia.  Let's see what MS would bring on the table.
  • @GuilhermeManso:
    I would like to know if we finally see lockscreen enhancements.
  • Matter of personal preference. Some say IPS has natural (realistic) color reproductivity, unlike OLEDs. But to me, nothing looks better than OLEDs on ClearBlack displays! XD (personal preference)
  • Same here
  • IPS with washed blacks? I love the stong colors of amoled
  • Plus, you can adjust saturation, brightness etc Win-Win.
  • You must also like the display lag and ghosting, burn-in is so highend and those low quality Samesung panels are the best
  • Yes, I am surprised (in a very bad way) that Daniel prefers OLED. This shows to me that either he doesn't care about the screen lag/ghosting or that he is more mad about not having clear black on a screen :) I found the 930 screen a pain, if they would only showed that in reviews..at least in writing. Sigh so dissapointed that both will sport an OLED screen. I am forced to wait the Surface phone from March/April.
  • Yeah, me too, I prefer the color rendering on an IPS screen.
  • Does it have 3D touch?
  • No.
  • No, that was merely an experimental technology which is not being considered anymore.
  • I can't wait for MS's designs to start kicking in. All these Lumias are starting to blend in together in my mind. It's getting hard to tell them apart at quick glance.
  • This is a MS design.
  • I'll be honest.
    It doesn't invoked any emotions in me. It's still look like any other Lumia from the past.
  • True that. Already hating the design.
  • worse, it has no curves
  • Oh man.. you got it right.. this design sucks..wahtever happened to "innovative design" of Surface.. this just looks like anohter one of those run of the mill budget lumias.. if they are hoping this design for a flagship will bring them back.. i doubt it.. but this might do for their business tier..
  • honestly for a phone, something like the curves of the 920, 1520, even 1020 are sexier. let's keep the surface design with the surface
  • @indieimprint:
    They departed from that design long ago, but the Lumia 830 had me hoping future devices would reiterate on the design of the Lumia 925.
    So far I'm awfully disappointed, because it looks like a cheap entry level phone.
  • I didnt mean.. for them to bring surface design to the phones.. but wished they would some effort into the design of the phones like they did with surface.. instead of just copying the same budget lumia design...
  • I was expecting more style, elegance and uniqueness, you know, to match W10. i do like this design way more. http://1drv.ms/1P57slK. much more what i was expecting.  
  • this looks like a surface design imo, which is why it is a bit bland for phones
  • It has Dual-SIM?!
  • Finally! A dual sim flagship!
  • Yes! My next phone for sure, I can put my old work phone in the bin with one of these.
  • Are you assuming that because of the two message tiles? Wondering if that's Microsoft's attempt at imessage?
  • it has 2 NO-SIM icons in the top-left corner
  • Exactly. If so, this just got a load more interesting!!! Unless it's specifically for a certain market... Hope not.
  • Yeah, a flagship with dual-SIM and software keys :-/ Doesn't sound "flagship" material to me... Those would be ok for 8XX and below :-( Besides I want to kill the one who has the idea to separate volume + and - with the Power button. Why, God, why? Haven't seen any reports on that, was anyone complaining on that?
  • A flagship SHOULD have the dual SIM option. That's actually pretty sweet. You can insert another SIM card when you visit another country so you're not really away from any phone calls back home but you're not using roaming for most of your tasks. Isn't that what a flagship is about? Latest and greatest features. I know the Sony Z3 has em.
  • What is with the volume and power buttons???
  • Old news. We covered it before. Volume Up, Power, Volume Down
  • That's a pretty poor design choice. Plus cheapping out on capacitive buttons. It seems like there will never be a phone that satisfies my desires. Hopefully an Intel powered phone will be what I want. But you can't satisfy everyone.
  • I love the idea of Microsoft actually listening to customers, and, given that, WAS anyone ever complaining about the buttons positions? Ever? Why to change something that (apparently) is working well???
  • I kinda like the idea of having the buttons seperated by the power button in the middle, maybe it will have another function as well? Maybe like putting the phone in silent mode or something. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Daniel, will the 950xl have led notifications?
    Thanks
  • I understand Daniel, but why in those positions? What I was asking was why aren't they the same as the current Lumias?
  • MS design team is on crack.
  • That's what you get when you fire the Nokia staff...
  • Looks like the XL since you can place 4 medium tiles next to each other.
  • This feature probably will come to every phone with screen bigger than 5.0".
  • In the current preview you can even enable it on 800x400. I hope the opposite is true, that the extra column can be disabled on high res displays.  What chokes me most about my Lumia 830 running WP8.1 is that there is no option to turn off extra column.  I like two column. 
  • What are you talking about? You can easily revert back to two columns of Live Tiles in Windows Phone 8.1!
  • not on 720p display. Lumia 830 lacks the option to turn off extra column.
  • you can onnW10 preview. Just did it.
  • I'm currently running the latest build 10166 on my Lumia 930 and it only has the option to have more tiles (being able to put 3 medium tiles) or keep it old school having a max of 2 medium tiles.
  • Lumia 640 XL, 3 or 4 rows: https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=DD713AAA945E2677!119716&authkey=!A...
  • Looks about the same size as the 640.  Nice considering the larger screen.
  • I liked the render better.
  • It is Lumia 950 XL because pics. shows 3 leds.
    http://suomimobiili.fi/tuleva-lumia-huippupuhelimen-prototyyppi-esiintyy...
  • Interesting to note that this may be the first high end Lumia to get dual-SIM..
  • In my opinion, the best phone would be a Lumia 930 (hopefully the 950) which includes dual sim, memory card, and have LTE... Of course having all the new features such as windows hello as well.. The reason for mentioning having LTE is because the current dual sim handsets don't offer LTE only 3G (that's what I've heard).
  • 640/640 XL has Dual SIM LTE versions. Either way, being a flagship it should be LTE ready
  • Not sure I like the rounded corners.  I thought they were supposed to be squarer?
  • This^
  • Round absorbs shocks from drops much better.
  • Just don't drop it, it's not difficult, butter-fingers!
  • Round doesn't dig into your palms. Rounded corners are way better.
  • And looks much cheaper. Also, with hamburger buttons on top, it'll be more usual to hold phone at the middle, not at the bottom.
  • Agreed. This is why I replaced my Icon with an ATIV SE. Not that this matters as it doesn't seem that Verizon will carry these.
  • WCentral render showed much sharper corners and I liked it much better. Round corners just look cheap for me. Like 640,535,530.
  • I agree, I like square corners better. The old Nokia flagships were distinct, this new phone is shaped like an average candy bar design.
  • "Qi wireless charging with flip cover"
    Read this everytime is driving me insane!! And, really no Cyan model?
  • Wtf is a flip cover?? What?!?!  I don't plan on covering this with anything...   and my almost 3 year old 920 has built in Qi....  why in the hell are we going backwards?  
  • Differentiation. They have to have tangible reasons for going for the xl and the extra margin. Personally I'd like the more expensive option to come with the 41mp camera but oh well...
  • If my 830 has it built-in (even on AT&T!) this shoudl have it.
  • I had my doubts about placing the power button between the volume buttons, mostly because of the render I saw, but having it at that height, it might just work nicely. 
  • A bit on the larger side for me but nevertheless I like the phone
  • Don't know why but I am not a fan on on screen navigation keys. But other than that the device looks cool
  • Well you can change them to black, accent colour etc. Plus you don't accidently blind your self in the dark when a call comes in. Happened to me loads of time, my 920's capacitive keys become very bright then slowly recedes in brightness.
  • Never faced such issues on my 1020
  • Yeah I was excited until I saw that. Now I'm unsure. My current horse has onscreen buttons and i hate it.
  • Dual sim???
  • I want it right now.
  • It's gonna be tough to get used to it after lovely 1020. Hope the 1050 will be more squarish..
  • it's... okay I guess
  • Is this 950 / 950XL gonna use micro sim or what type of sim?
  • I'd be really surprised if it didn't use nano.
  • the onscreen navigation looks awkward on the picture... hope it could be hidden. ANd i am not fond of onscreen button .. anyway have to get used to it
  • You can hide the onscreen navigation in the settings :)
  • If I want it in October when they announce it do you think AT&T will have one ready before about March next year?
  • It's too large for me. And as john-vogel said it would be awesome to have dual sim. Give the protective case like with the lumia 800.
  • Wow.
  • Ditching Verizon so I can cop a Talkman when it's released.
  • Uglee... My Ativ S from 2012 looks better than this. On screen buttons are horrible
  • Ativ is absolutely more beautiful. Amazing phone. This looks cheap as 530, 640
  • On screen buttons are ok once you get used to them. I have no problem at all with them on my new 735 and I used Ativ S before. You can move them off acreen at any timw.
  • The Ativ S is super. You cannot beat the feeling of pressing a tactile dedicated button. On screen buttons only belong on cheap low end phones. I hope this image is wrong. At least I hope one of the two new models will have off screen buttons, otherwise MS may as well give in now and stop selling windows phones. Brainless decision.
  • Have you seen the Xperia Z phones?
  • I want 950XL for now, but when surface phone (please MSFT) i will trade up and give this to my wife....!
  • this photo is photoshoped version of the one with plastic "protector" around the corners...
  • Y on screen buttons??doesn't look premium!
  • Do you know how many flagships have on screen buttons? A lot.. I'm using on screen buttons right now and there not bad. And if Microsoft changes a button a software update will change the look of the button as well. Instead if it being a now older looking capacitive keys. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I don't understand your comment at all. What looks premium about it? To me on-screen keys allow for a smaller bezel which makes it more useable.
  • Looks rather boring, give me a 1030 instead of this crap. 
  • There is no 1030, so this is it.
  • I'd rather have a good all round flagship then a niche device like that taking up their time and effort.
  • More features than any other Lumia to go previously? Sure. Boring... Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I don't care for the volume button placement. There's no logical reason fot that setup. I feel like they changed it just to make it different and call it their own design.
  • I think they moved the buttons towards the middle for picture taking. Balance is a key to having a steady hand when taking a picture. With the buttons moved towards the middle, when a person holds the phone with two hands to take a picture, both hands will be able to grip the phone symmetrically, without accidentally touching the volume button. Not sure if it's a good thing or bad thing, but honestly, the up-power-down design might be the most fashion forward thinking aspect of the design.?.?
  • I want this now! Still waiting to hear if it's Qi charging built-in without case and is Verizon going to carry theses phones or any Windows phones? The specs and size of the 950 is just right for the user's not desiring the larger display.
  • I like the rounded corners.  The 1520 was great, but the squared off corners felt weird to hold.  I hope this is the talkman and not the cityman.  I'd like the cityman to have capacitive buttons instead of on-screen.  The bezel doesn't look much smaller than it is on my 930.  Overall it looks like Microsoft is getting it right.
  • I am ordering at least two of them for our home when released...I want Windows Phone 10 and a new phone yesterday!!!!
  • This navigation bar it too odd.
  •   hmmmm photoshop much? but which one?
  • This phone design wise looks very bland. Nothing about its design wise gives me that gut feeling if "Damn, that's a sexy phone" like the 830 with it's metallic sides does. This looks just like a bland, rounded corner, black piece of plastic from the front honestly. The thin bottom bezel does make it look A little better though. I just want a premium look and feel. Hopefully this is not the final look of the phone as i love my 930's aesthetic design way better except for the bulk.
  • Side by side with iPhone 6, samsung edge, I don't think this design has a chance. Its not a flagship design.
  • Hopefully it does not look like those. Still early to tell to start a discussion ;)
  • Totally agree. When you look at those phones, whether you like android or IOS, you can see the premium design standout immediately. I do not get that with this phone or the leaks.
  • To be brutally honest, apart from the HTC M9, none of the Android phones really stand apart or scream "premium" to me. Even the new metal S6 looks ugly. The iPhones have always had a premium feel to it but that has less to do with it's design and more with the materials used (still a standard candy bar design). We can't really see these phones properly so best ae reserve our judgments till an official picture comes out. Trust me, I think the 930 is a much superior design too. Just willing to give this one a chance.
  • +1... Microsoft should take a look at renders like this one to take inspiration
    http://1drv.ms/1P57slK
  • Definitely true. I just need a 925 Style phone again. I don't know why everyone gushing over it. The specs are great but design is pretty meh. I'm still getting one though. And probably sell it for a Surface phone later.
  • Same here. I'll hold unto my 930. As bulky as it is, it screams premium to me. Especially thanks to the metallic edges.
  • 830 is a far better design than 930 but I'm sure I'll prefer this. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • You're right.. the 925's design was so much cooler... this design is not flagship material..we dont need another budget lumia looking phone... i'd even go for the htc 8x design.. that was  a killer design along with the 920's at the time.. there was no other phone at the time that would beat those two designs.. i like to see microsoft do it again...
  • That's because you are seeing it without shell
  • I just want a good looking premium phone.
  • Definitely photoshopped. The hand and the phone aren't part of the same picture. They've been combined. Can see in the pixels around the edge of the thumb and in the density of them, separately.
  • Added more info. Refresh the page to see.
  • I think so too. Looks like the previous pics photoshoped without the rubber casing.
  • Now that's a fllagship (assuming specs are accurate)! Great upgrade to go to from a Lumia 1520.
  • I don't think this design is premium enough. I might just wait and hope for a surface phone
  • Has there ever been a clear indication that such a thing like a "Surface Phone" will ever be produced?
     
  • no, some people just have high expectations for the leaked intel phone although it is very likely to be mid or low end
  • Pre-termination leak and post-termination leak...
  • want this now! Still waiting to hear if it's Qi charging built-in without case and is Verizon going to carry theses phones or any Windows phones? The specs and size of the 950 is just right for the user's not desiring the larger display.
  • Anyone else notice the Volume and Lock button positions? Different from the renderings/descripts we've gotten so far.
    Edit: Never mind, didn't notice that the leaker's logo was covering it up. I like it!
  • No Glance = No Sale!!!
  • Those on screen buttons have their advantages ie not accidentally launching the search when watching a video, you can hold the phone by the bezel with no problems and once you get used to them they work kinda well I think
  • IMO the design is looks so plain and boring without the protective case
  • I see aluminium side buttons, and you wrote it's XL specs. Maybe it's not just 950.
  • It must have Glance screen! and why is the FFC is in the corner, like it didnt have enough space at the top which is huge compared to bottom.
  • Really don't understand the power/volume button layout
  • I thought they confirmed it would be called 940 and 940 XL recently?
  • Who "confirmed"? You mean you read it on the internet. That's different. No, it has not been confirmed.
  • Thought I read on this site - jesus - sorry.
  • Yes please continue bullying your readers! :D
  • Looks like cheap Lumia phone, where are you Nokia designers?????
  • +1 ... another cheap looking lumia..
  • Laid off like most of the talanted people that MS absorbed.
  • Well that's just rubbish. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Please... No! I thought the high end Lumias were gonna have proper touch buttons? Ah well. Hopefully there is a good reason for this, and hopefully it'll rub onto me
  • It seems to be dual SIM.
  • front flash? I'm just guessing but I'm pretty sure that will be the norm some day not too long from now, the next iPhone will most likely "innovate" on front facing cameras(hence why it is still a paltry 720p, saving things for later as usual for apple) and then Samsung will follow in a nanosecond and then everyone else, same for the iris scanner(wont be surprised with a galaxy s6 plus plus xl v2 LTE-AAA++ including it AND fingerprint on both sides)
  • Sure this isn't a 650 or 650 xl? I highly doubt the flagships will have onscreen buttons. Also this doesn't exactly look like the renders which were meant to be near identical to the actual devices. I don't think this is a 950 or 950XL. Especially as it has dual sim which flagships never have..
  • But should have... Dual SIM, I mean. It is not uncommon to have two lines (work, private) so a dual sim flagship would make sense.
  • "I highly doubt the flagships will have onscreen buttons."
    Hate to break it to you, but they do. This is 100% fact and is not changing.
  • You mean like the HTC One M9, LG G4 and numerous others? Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • On screen buttons... Still meh!
  • I prefer on screen buttons, you know, to each their own. We can also see the new arrangement of the volume and power buttons, I think the power button is a bit too big and the volume buttons a bit too small but I do like them in this arrangement.
  • If it is indeed dual sim, I will happily throw my money at it.
  • I will happily throw your money at it too.
  • C'mon MS u can do better than this design, phone are already going bizelless, make something attractive, this looks more like the 1520 design its fading, I expect more of a feature phone than a design of last year, 2016 will be year for non bizel phone, why cant we just lead the way already
  • The on screen buttons on my 640 work great, but that's not even close to what makes or breaks it. When I look at the leaked photos, the last thing I'm looking at is the on screen buttons.
  • What can be the pricing of 950xl n 950??
  • 6 billion
  • Republic Credits Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Too little, too late Microsoft. I bought a Moto G today. Given their recent history, this will be announced in November as an AT&T exclusive, and finally be for sale for 2 months in late 2016. I'm running the 10 preview, and there's no compelling reason to stay with WP... At least in the short term. Full continuum devices with Skylake might change that, but right now "Continuum" for phone means being able to run Win RT on a bigger screen.
  • That's your loss. Android is a friggin' mess and the Moto G specs don't even touch this.
  • You got a moto G and say too little too late? but the Lumia 640 is available for purchase right now.
  • Lmao
  • LOL funniest comment I've seen for a while. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Well I like the look..But I would like to see them in person 950/950xl. Hold them and see which will fits the bill. I had planned on gettting a 640xl about 2 to 3 weeks ago,then this Cityman/Talkman hits me hard. So i'll hold my couple of bucks and my LG android phone for a bit. But honestly the phone look promising.  
  • It really does. Will be the first time a Lumia has cutting edge hardware and features. Can't wait. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • it looks like 535 streched version nothing like flagship which can compete with S6,S6 edge,Note 5,S6 edge plus,Ipgone 6s
  • This phone is schizophrenic. 940 or 950?
  • Did anyone notice the phone and messaging tile? If this truly is the Lumia 950 (XL) then it will be an dual SIM phone too
  • NPU reported some time ago, that dual-SIM would be made available, but only in India and China
  • On-screen buttons on a "premium" device?
  • 'Tis the future. Physical buttons are so 2000s.
  • As someone else said upstream or on the prototype post, there are flagship devices with onscreen buttons so I don't get why this is questionable.
  • Thats the Talkman
  • Looks like the phone I handled at the Microsoft Research booth at Bite of Seattle a few weeks ago.
  • Are these not coming in blue too?
  • On screen buttons rock! More space for the screen ;)
  • How about Glance and double-tap-wake? I'm spoiled by those two features (and Qi).
  • Not sure about this.... doesn't look premium at all! for the price that i've heard i want a premium looking, sexy phone!  
  • I agree. Looks nothing special. I'd like to see the back though.
  • Looks like a Dual-SIM
  • I noticed that too.
  • Wow beautiful! Looks like the Cityman sizewise... if this is the Talkman then the Cityman will be HUGE espicially for my Chinese hands :-D !!!! Either way the Cityman is MINE when it is launched! bring it baby!!!!
  • Hope you have a Chinese body too.
  • Why does it have Camera 360 Sight?
  • Ill probably end up getting one and slapping a case on it, that design just looks bleh probably for the best cuz I never wanted to put my 930 in a case cuz it was so beautiful lol. But yeah not that much of a fan of this design once the screen looks good and the camera is good it's all that matters sigh
  • I hope the new flagships don't have on screen buttons I dislike them
  • They do, for the thousandth time.
  • Reason number one to stay with a win10 l1520
  • Well that sucks
  • No it doesn't. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I WANT A 1030XL WITH PHYSICAL BUTTONS FOR EVERYTHING, A SNAPDRAGON 970, 8 GIGS OF RAM, AND IT SHOULD COME IN PURPLE AND SMELL LIKE STRAWBERRIES!! THEY SHOULD HAVE HAD IT OUT THREE MONTHS AGO. F*%$# THIS I'M BUYING AN ANDROID EVEN THOUGH THEY SUCK!!!    (But I'll still hang around here and post cuz I like you guys and clearly you'll miss me if I leave.)
  • Smell like strawberries hahaha
  • Personally, the corners look like a 640. Hope it looks classier than that. Also, on those earlier ones, I'm sure one had the triple flash. Also, is there a dual dim variant? The images have an icon in the top left which appears to show that there is no sim, and it has two of them. Furthermore, it must be easy for MS to track down the leakers.
  • Bottom bezel is nice... But the on screen buttons just ruined it! They said they did on screen buttons to minimize bezel, but it turns out that it added to it. Smh!!
  • you will always need some bottom bezel benearh the nav keys to prevent accidents, i just hope they will add an option to hide the search button, as it just gets in the way (on or off screen)
  • Looks like the xl to me., If i stretch out my arm and hold my 1520 my fingers and phone look about the same  as in the picture.
  • I don't think that the 950 will be dual sim.
  • Just me or is the phones Width wider then the 1520s ?
  • Can't wait. Cityman for me, though. 1520 size would be even better!
  • The good news is that it appears that there is not enough bottom bezel for Verizon to put their butt ugly logo onto the phone.  The bad news is Verizon might not carry it at all.
  • Also .. I hope it will have edges. I can't stand that phones don't have edges. I like it how the 1520 has it. That's how it has to look like
  • I do not know why, but to me this Lumia design very boring. Button on the screen is quite disturbing and suffocating. I would not buy this phone, I'll wait and see Lumia design for next year 2016, hopefully very attractive design as well as software and hardware more advanced. May also can upgrade megapixel for camera. Surface Phone possible will have an attractive design ???
  • I wonder if you can customize the on screen buttons? How about these buttons - T-Rex, W10 logo, Ninja Cat
  • Lack of built-in Qi for the smaller model is killing me. I really don't want to lug around the big one and I hate phone cases and covers.
  • Both with have Qi charging....
  • The 950 will have a case for Qi and the XL will have it built in.
  • You need a flip cover to get Qi on the 950 (non-XL). I just don't like them.
  • I hope u guys understand that without transparent on screen buttons, we're losing screw real estate. Really sucks!
  • The picture on the left looks like a 640 and the picture on the right looks like an 830. Whatever case they use will definitely change the look of the phone. Wouldn't that be nice ? You could change the look of your phone with an inexpensive case. Rounded polycarbonate cases ? Squared off polycarbonate cases ? Maybe metallic cases too ?
  • Either I have crazy huge hands or that is the XL. I have a bit more than a whole phalange (is that the word? 1/3 part of a finger) left on my index and middle fingers if I hold my 930 (+shell case) the same way.
  • *screen
  • The onscreen buttons are here to stay.. Get used to it!!! If you don't like them, don't buy one.. This is the way MS wants to play it. Forget the past and try and embrace the future. Notthing stays the same... Unless of course you are Apple, who just keep selling the same device over and over again. Their users are just too hipster to realise it!!!! Again, everyone is making negative opinions based on a picture.. Pathetic and par for the course at Windows Central!!!! I'm sure once the reall thing is out and about, everyone will be saying how great it is!!!!
  • This! Thank you. So many comments here about that one thing is kind of wild to me.
  • Nope
  • Change is only good if it's an improvement. Stoo drinking the Koolaid.
  • Love to see dat battery icon back ;)
  • White 950xl plz thx
  • I know Dual SIM users are a minority, but i'm very happy to see in both leaked images that these phones should support dual sim usage! :)
  • Flagships should have physical buttons. I've played with a couple of Lumias with on-screen buttons and they just feel... weird.
  • I completely agree but as we've been told that's "100%" not happening :(
  • I think it's the XL Variant due to the number of rows of tiles on the screen...
  • Screen buttons doesn't flash you in the face when you use your phone in the dark. So annoying there is no option for the lights of the buttons on current windows phones
  • Yea
  • On screen buttons????
  • I'm use to on screen button as I use m8 for windows
  • Me too and I like them better because you can hide them when playing a game, etc.
  • Secondly you can hide on screen button its really a better way to go
  • I'm not into wishing my life away, but I wish it were November already! :>)  Been a loooong time with my Lumia Icon. And while it's a great device, I'm ready for the 950!
  • I'll have to test it in person but as of now I think I'll be sticking to the 930, prefer the metal frame and capacitive buttons. That's my opinion, before I get attacked for expressing my thoughts.
  • Well, i think I'll pass on this one and wait for the "surface phone" next year !
  • Not crazy about it. Don't like the on screen buttons and honestly reminds me a Galaxy Note. Great phones but not my favorite design. Looks a little plain. Here's hoping the Surface Phone is even better. Not saying I won't get one because I will. I'll just probably trade it in when the Surface Phone comes out.
  • Bottom bezel is FAR TOO SMALL! :P
  • That looks quite a bit better than the first photo. Maybe I was seeing the back cover behind the phone in the first pic. In these photos, it does look like the entire front is covered in glass.
  • I don't know why everyone is so upset about onscreen buttons. I use the moto x (2014) as a work device and I have absolutely no issues with the onscreen buttons. Honestly it is more responsive than the buttons on my current 830.
  • The comments about hating the on-screen buttons really make it seem like it's a true crisis...
  • They're the same people who cried all night long for a flagship, and now it's like the other specifications flew over their heads over a few pixels on a high end display.   I'm not going to defend every design decision but holy hell are people fickle.
  • It's called voicing an opinion. We are still allowed to that you know. Kind of like glance, I don't get why that matters to some so much but it does. I'm not going to criticize people for caring about that. I have used both as I had a couple Androids before I finally escaped google hell and graduated to the beauty that is WP. I prefer the physical buttons big time but it is what it is. But after waiting a year and half or longer waiting for a flagship, I think we all have a right to want what we want from MS. After all, we are the ones keeping this platform alive and spreading what little word there is about it. In fact, I honestly think MS should have given us a say in what was included in the flagships based on that. I'm sure most of us will still get one of these 2 phones. We better, or there won't be any after this :). This is the most important batch of phones they have released. In addition. I feel very confident we will see a Surface Phone next year that will be everything we all want. Just means I'll have to buy that as well.
  • I am extermely intrigued by the button on screen, gives alot more(possible) software control of what the button looks like and its eventual capabilites.  Also, like other users have noted, I have had some sort of issue wth hardware buttons on most of my phones.
  • Yay! On-screen buttons!
  • That is dome awful volume button placement. Need to be higher.
  • Those buttons are totally made up by the photoshopper who "removed" the cover.
  • No they aren't, they appear in exactly the same place as the ones on the rear view. That is definitley the placement. Check the shot of the back, with the cover on.
  • Why software buttons?!
  • In the words of the late Bernie Mac, "Noice, Real Noice"!
  • It's the 5.7 model because it has 4 square tiles instead of 3
  • Possible but both are reported to have the same resolution and could likely both have as many tiles.
  • All i could say from pic is that he is left handed and might be in lots of trouble!!!
  • Looks alright... It's a maybe for me... Like others, not crazy about on screen buttons but, I guess with a smaller bezel, there is more screen space on the phone so I guess I could live with it 1. Does Verizon get it ? 2. Does Universal Applications for WIndows 10 and Windows 10 phone work to fix the App gap a little ? As with missing stuff like Bank of America, an Offical Pebble app and many other games and apps, my ICOn I might hold on to till this is fixed a little as if not, I might have to move on. Waiting for things like smartwatches and apps for Windows Phone as been something I have been doing from my very first WP 7 device and it's getting behond old now...
  • Has dual sim
  • The ability to have 8 small tiles is an unreleased windows 10 mobile feature right? Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Anyone noticed that Android phone in the back?
  • Hum
  • Meh.. Doesn't look exciting at all... The WC renders were much better looking.. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • This ain't Lumia 950. 950 is not dual sim
  • The dual SIM option is a welcome news! The location of volume up/down and power buttons is not!!! They get in the way of your thumb hoding the phone while talking on your ear...They should be located higher closer to the top of the phone opposite to the camera botton location. I also scaled the snap shot of the three screen pictures on the last post to get exactly 5.2 inches diagnol. I was surprised to find out both the overall width and height dimensions of prototype L950 are smaller than Lumia 640!!!.....assuming the bezel dimension on the sides, top and botttom the same as L640... That is good news for smaller hand Lumia Lovers!  Just a reminder that with onscreen navigation bar (keys) exposed, the usable screen diagnol is less than 5.2 inches.
  • Early eyes on reports said this device was supposed to be "sexy as hell", from these shots it looks just like a 640 / 640 XL. The 920, 925 and 820 were sexy as hell, this isn't. Nokia had a very distinctive design language and their premium phones were objects of desire, Microsoft don't do great hardware design themselves so kicking just about every Nokia employee to the curb lately was a bum deal if you ask me.
  • And yes on screen buttons do feel cheap, at least to me. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • 32 GB is the bare minimum for a high end phone.
    It should rather be 64 GB.
    A SD card is mandatory anyway. A removable battery is great.
    This is how it ought to be. Microsoft should offer two different battery SKUs: regular and heavy duty.
    Slim is good, endurance is better.
    Better to have one millimeter more thickness and worry less about when the power will run out. Wireless charging is great. No more fumbling around with tiny connectors.  
  • Ohhhh I cant wait to upgrade to 950 XL
  • I think Microsoft will pursue the dual sim market. With their efforts to be less dependent on carriers, their focus on enterprise phones and the obliviousness of Android and Apple to flagships using this feature, it could corner the market.
  •   Nice phones.
    However: I'd rather have a phone like that driven by an Intel Atom SoC. Ideally such an x86 power Lumina comes equipped with the new Intel 3D XPoint memory.
    That would propell a Lumia phone in the smartphone stratosphere performance-wise
    leaving any iPhone in the dust.  
  • Now just make it waterproof. :)
  • It's hard to tell from the leaks but I'm really hoping that the sides are metal. I have a Lumia 930 and honestly the phone feels so much more premium with metal sides.
  • The wife has already instructed me to start saving for an unlocked 950XL for her. I love how she's a geek like me.
  • This is shaping up pretty close to how i'd want it. Round corners- win! Sharp corners are uncomfortable. On screen buttons - win! Hate it when capacitive buttons are triggered accidentally. The only downside to this would be a super fail if Glance backgrounds couldn't work with the oled display.
  • Erm. I kinda hate the tiny-font, used for notifications, ex. the number of missed calls, text messages, etc.
  • Sad to see the on-screen buttons. I love the bottom border buttons on my Icon.
  • I don't give a crap if there are on-screen buttons, we finally have a shutter key...
  • If this is the real design, throw out the designers!! A flagship phone never looked so cheap! Totally boring without any emotion. Even budget phone like Lumia 730 looks 10 times better!! Give us a bigger Lumia 800 with thin bezels curved glas edges and premium materials, 8mm thin!! Make some nice physical buttons with a warm white glow shining through the premium sapphire glas, let the Windows button pulsate like a heartbeat when there is a notification!! Take some ideas from old premium Nokias like the Nokia Luna!! Throw in a glance screen with the option to choose between analog and digital premium watch designs!! It should look and feel like jewelry not like a Lumia 640. That's like a Flagship should be!! Outstanding and classical for years!!
  • Also, spinner hubcaps and an iWatch attached to the backside!
  • What do you think why Apple can charge premium prices for their iPhones and MacBooks?? And the sell like mad? Because theirs stuff looks premium. Nobody is going to buy that ugly phone except some hardcore fans.
  • Because they sell to mad people. I'll take the sturdy, practical tool for getting stuff done rather than overpriced fragile bling, thank you very much.
  • It's seem 97% of the world is mad then... It all comes down to taste and personal preferences. If i want to get stuff done i sit down and work on a desktop with a 27" display. But guess what I can afford, to buy a high end phone and if I would be so clumsy to break it I could afford a second and a third one. And for you, you can get your stuff done also on a 640, practically there are no more functions on the higher end phones. And I feel sad for you if you think the 950 would not be overpriced, every high end phone is overpriced but usually you get a least premium build quality and good design. By the time the 950 hit the stores the hardware will be well behind the android flagships.  
  • Fully agree, so many great ideas brought by Nokia and killed/missed by Microsoft.
  • I still can't shake the feeling that Microsoft has to do far more in terms of design, especially with their flagship phones. It's like Microsoft is not even trying with the design of these phones. Premium Windows 10 Mobile phones need to have world class design, with incredibly build quality, fit, and finish. Look at the Surface devices as an example. I'll have to see the in person, but this screams lazy to me, at least from a design point. Polycarbonate is fine, but the designs never really seem to change much and compared to the Galaxy Note 5, One+2, and even the iPhone6, the designs don't seem as premium.
  • As the looks go it looks like a mid range cheap device. The guts may be high but the device in looks is meh to me it looks like all the WP big screen middle range stuff I got more excited over some of the mock up devices than this. It looks like the 640
  • Exactly!! Nobody is going to pay premium prices for a cheap looking phone!! You can't sell a cheap looking van for the price of a Ferrari even if it has the same specs!
  • I'd be willing to pay a little higher for an aluminum body, on the phone, not me.
  • Looking at this uninspiring design for their flagship offer after nearly two years, I think they just don't want to make phones anymore. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • NOOOOO.... On screen buttons, would have much preferred capactive buttons, then they could have been used as a notification light. But oh well have never actually used on screen buttons so they might actually be good, judging by the trend on android phones. 
  • I was a big detractor of on screen buttons, but having them on my OneM8 I can say that they are fine and its nice that I can swipe them away during games so that I don't accidentally press them. Plus for 5"+ this phone in particular it's nice to double tap the blank space on the button bar to lock the phone and then double tap the screen to turn it back on.
  • I hope that smaller chin bezel stays present on the non-xl too, nothing took me longer to get used to than having over an inch between the bottom of the phone and the keyboard on my M8 for Windows.
  • Seems wider than 16:9
  • I think that's what the W in WQHD stands for.
  • I HATE virtual buttons...
  • And a fucking on screen buttons My deal breaker , sorry Microsoft , not gonna buy that Very ugly
  • "no camera key & navigation keys.....look at the fake pic....volume & lock key are not perfectly located........"
  • Not a lot to really see from such a low light picture. Photoshopping out the case also creates some questions about the accuracy of what's depicted "under the case." All that said, based on what I CAN see, I definitely like it, and can't wait to see one in person!!!! p.s. call me crazy, but holding my 5.7" Note 3 in my hand and comparing how much of my hand I can still see relative to what we see in the picture, I think that's actually the Cityman, not Talkman! Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • and so all the complaints from the first Lumia 950 post are more or less copied/pasted over here...
  • I really like it, I've already set my sights on one when it's time to replaced my 1520. As for the scale, you should have used a banana.
  • It looks ugly. 930 has the best design so far.
  • It looks cheap.
  • Shit, buttons on the screen, I don't like it, Microsoft copy Sony.
  • I'll buy whatever flagship they release, just please release it now before i give in and get a nexus 6 or something!! I've been waiting too long.
  • Expensive phone -_- Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • MS kills Nokia design. Nokia design was the top and always remarkable, inspiring and very genuine. This device solely designed by MS has nothing of that. Just one more of the kind. Cheap, boring, just like chines android devices. MS had a great potential by buying Nokia, this is just wasting of the talent.
  • not very exciting looking.  
  • It's Like the Microsoft Lumia 640! It's a brick! I don't like it! When will Microsoft want to change materials and design? Wake up Microsoft! That's why iPhone sells more than Lumia.
  • And the word "Microsoft" on the front is a mistake. To be cool, you have to have the balls to put only the logo on the back.
  • I, I'm so agreeing to this!
  • Cheap and very plain looking phone. Microsoft does not understand consumer device design. Oh well we all know Windows Phone is coming to an end. Shame its going to end on such a dreary note.
  • I think I read that this will NOT be coming to Verizon??? Sucks , cause I although I love my ICON I'll be due an upgrade during the supposed release time and want a new Win10 phone badly. SIGH
  • all the new phones will be unlocked and you can buy at the microsft store and put any sim you want in it (so says wincentral in a previous post)
  • Where is the stylus?
  • And this doesn't really sound like a 1520 replacement.
  • How so?
  • Aside from continuum and Hello, these new phones don't seem like a huge upgrade from the 930/1520. 
  • Yep, and aside from Continuum being a niche use case, it probably won't be fully baked on mobile devices out of the box.  It'll definitely be a gen 1.0 feature with major teething issues, given Microsoft's recent track record.
  • Dammit 950!! Where were you when I bought my M8?
  • Inside the womb, no?
  • Uninspiring, but until I handle one I can't comment. I love the design and build of my 930 and would expect something as good or better. But I won't be getting one if the screen is bigger than 5".
  • This is the problem with us WP fans, we are f*cking insane. Microsoft is trying to gain market share. They didn't do it with any of the past Lumias no matter how great they were. I myself have a Lumia Icon and adore it but let's be real, everyone was out buying iPhone s and Galaxy S's. Those past designs were Nokia and love it or hate it, Microsoft is going to move away from that design philosophy and incorporate their own. You want Nokia designs? Petition them to develop phones for Windows 10 when they reenter the mobile arena. We really need to stop being such fickle little b*tches. Microsoft doesn't owe the likes of us jack. We are the loudest but we are also the few which doesn't translate into more sales. Like Rodneyej says all the time, I just want to see Microsoft market their ass off and bring us the flagships. I for one will be a day one 950XL owner....950 for the wife......hopefully both in cyan ;-) Posted via.........deez nutz!!!!!!
  • I dislike the navigation bar in the screen. It makes the phone looks cheap! I was hoping to replace my outdated 1020 with a new top-tier Lumia, but with this, this is a disgrace if it's actually a flagship!!
  • Lumia's design language has gone pretty bland. Lumia 620, 820, 640, 640XL and now 950 and 950XL all being pretty similar. Not to say they are bad, but I like designs of Lumia 730 and 830 more among Lumias. Overall, I'm not a fan of straight lines. That's probably why I'm not a fan of Xperia line up either. Curved lines are sexy. 2.5D glass panel is sexy. Silver/Golden metal frames is sexy. Bezel-less sides and thin bezel top and bottom with dual firing stereo speakers on top and bottom are sexy. Removal matte polycarbonate back cover is sexy.
    .
    Also, did anyone notice the oreo camera hump even with clam shell on in previous photos? Looks like we'll have a larger and better image sensor than Lumia 1520 and 930/icon.
  • The 620 and 820 are way better designed than those soap dishes. That's when Nokia had talant.
  • I think they just want to close the shop. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • Fake!
  • I'm pretty sure that's the 950 XL. When I hold my 640 XL in my hand with my thumb in the same position, it's looks to be about the same size. http://1drv.ms/1InYw6o
  • On screen buttons. Seems slower.
  • I'll stick with my Lumia 1520,on screen bottoms sucks it's like using Android phones.
  • I hate this crap to be honest. What are they doing with the phones design, the 930 and 830 were so amazing, these images look like a disgrace. These are supposed to be for hard core Lumia fans, well you just screwed it Microsoft
  • On screen button has its advantages. You can hide them to prevent accidental press, and you have also double tap to turn off display :-)
  • Exactly * thumbs up *
  • I guess you guys failed to notice that this is clearly a dual SIM device which was not mentioned in the specs!
  • Oh noes... It's dual sim :(
  • I don't understand why ppl hate the on screen keys...i think it's future proof that way. MS can update that fast than bringing out a new updating device.
  • Horrible, it doesn't deserve to be called "flagship"
  • Man I hate on screen function keys :(
  • Screen is too big. I hate that if I want a smaller phone, I have to get cheated with crappy specs. Next phone will be an android, at least they have a selection.
  • I don't like..
  • Thank GOD this only a prototype
  • Damn
  • Disappointed to see the leaks starting to spring up.  We can never enjoy the full impact of a proper formal device unveiling because we end up knowing everything before hand.
  • Looks like it has dual SIM cards since it has two SIM symbols in the top left corner. Pretty important feature that ought to be in the list of highlighted features
  • I don't like on screen keys..... It looks cheap..... Hey MS don't ruin our lumia brand.....
  • As for on screen buttons. Relax. Its not like there's going to be only one single device like iPhone does it (well, did it). To each their own. :)
  • There's a Lumia 925 somewhere laughing at this right now. Dear Microsoft, just update the Lumia 925. Boom. Bam. Easy. Sexiest flagship on any OS.
  • Rather have more battery or a thiner device, something to replace Qi.
  • Hmm...interesting....i don't mind on screen buttons...I use them on my 640XL. The only thing....i wish the lower bezel is much thinner than what it is at least on the 640XL. The phone look pretty good actually...although a bit boxy.
  • 2nd sim card should be hidden, if not in use, all over the phone.
  • What happenned to the line in the XL about the N-Trig active digitizer.
  • Could be better. It looks very bland and the onscreen buttons isn't winning it many fans.
  • hope will be release soon, my 1520 screen is crack, Iwaiting the Cityman 950 XL to replace it...
  • 930 looks more cool imo
  • From reading the comments, it seems the consensus is clear: The phone depicted in the photo looks mundane, ordinary, mid-range. As a flagship design, it's a failure. Say it ain't so, Microsoft.
  • the "photo" is a photoshopped picture, the actual device is likely to be closer to the wc renders, and many here seemed to like those (personally wasn't a fan, though I liked the blue and white -combo). At least withhold judgment until it is actually released.
  • I'm very disappointed with the design, my Lumia 1520 is better
  • I noticed they said smaller screen bezels? But still it isn't small enough.. Any way cant tell anything until we see the original product.
  • I wish it was more like 4.7" with a small bezel. I'm not a big fan of big phones, but I'll most likely be getting it anyway because there's no other choice if I want a flagship. I used to think the on-screen keys were bad, but once I tried them I didn't really mind them. I do prefer hardware buttons, but I can live...
  • I'm not saying the design is great.  However it's not as though previous designs were sucessful and drove sales, and putting out another 930/1520 isn't going to do them any favors.
  • Looks so ordinary compared to previous flagships... Disappointed
  • Design is beautiful and better than 930
  • If it's really thin, and has metal sides and back, maybe it'll look great could be a lousy picture (thinking positive)
  • That is running windows 10!!
  • I have used 630 with on screen button so Im used to that. But seriously, it takes a little time to get used to it if youre not used to it.
  • Dual sim, kewl
  • wished they kept the hard buttons. Not a fan of the on screen ones
  • 2 SIMs
  • There's alot of negativity on the design of this phone. I get it. Yet I can tell you after using a 640 xl for a month now.....ill take the on screen buttons. I like how they are on the 640 xl. I'm more excited to see how the actual hardware works on these new devices. If msft can deliver on features, then that's awesome in my book. I always use cases myself so what the phone has as a "shell" doesn't bother me.
  • Take my money already
  • Gah!  I want to be WOWed by a flagship phone, but I'm just not feeling it here.  The design is uninspired and features several questionable choices; specifically the soft key and split volume buttons (one on either side of the power button), another soft key, and a third (!) soft key.   Most features are good, though:  32GB+SDslot, Qi, camera button, iris scanner (value is to be determined), 3GB RAM, OLED, camera, USB-C   I'll reserve judgement on the removable covers.  Anything removable gets loose over time.  I would never choose a flip cover, though.  Those are obnoxious when taking photos.   And apparently they had a falling out with Verizon?  Not a surprise, I suppose.  But if these are not on Verizon, then I'm really left with no next gen WP options.  Upgrade window opened 3 months ago.  My Lumia 928 has been a good phone, but I'm not sure I want to hold on to it for one or two more design cycles.   Sorry for the negative drama.  Just disappointed that my next phone may not be in the WP family.  Phooey.  
  • I've been wanting a Dual-SIM flagship forever, hope that this stays in the final version.
    Wonder why it hasn't got any mention in any of the specs
  • Metal phones! Please Msft! No more affordable flagships.
  • Going by comments - this looks like another failure .. may be DOA
  • My L1520 is leaps and bounds sexier than this nandela-phone.
  • Cam someone explain the significance of the triple LEDs ??
  • So I guess it's time to start looking for upcoming Windows phones from other brands than Microsoft. R.I.P. Nokia Lumia design department. :/
  • This is a bigger 640 with some metal around. You can say whatever but this microaoft phones aren't even close to what NOKIA used to make. Microsoft is samsung at this point. There is no really visible difference between 640 and and this prototype. Microsoft, stay to the soft part. Let the hardware be done by somebody else. NOKIA for example. Your greed and selfisness did no good for you and as we can se, still doesn't. You are not Apple. Apple already washed the brains of milions of people, don't try doing the same, you won't be able. Better try undoing what they did.
  • Maybe this is too simple, but would the number of vertical tiles be a clue to the screen size (5.2 vs. 5.7)? Or is Win 10 Mobile 100% scalable? (I apologize if scale is the incorrect terminology)
  • Did u notice that its two Sims phone and in the description of the two mobiles nothing about two sims....!
  • Dear Danny R, With all the due respect I post this: Upon not liking the pics I've seen, and observing I'm not the only one, may we kindly request you to attach this thread to your consultant at Microsoft just so they have a glimpse of what the reception of what we see is. Thank you, Concerned Windows Enthusiast
  • Looking forward to this phone.
  • HTC one M9 metal, metal, metal iphone samsung, sony z5 metal, meizu metal, zte, huawei metal. .. And if it's worth hoping that will lumia 950 achieve some success?
  • Wow this is gonna be a Dual SIM flagship, must be a first.
  • Ugly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • We need a speaker where it says "proto.microsoft.com"
  • Did nobody notice the double sim?!?
  • I've L1320 whose capacitive buttons doesn't lit. I've no problems with that. Moreover would like to enjoy the full screen..
  • So many whiners. You'd think the world was ending. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • S
  • WOW, onscreen buttons... power button far from bottom and between volume buttons... no built-in wireless charger (for 950)... Dissapointed with design, but hardware looks promising (processor could be better but not an issue i think)
  • Glance????
  • Looks too generic and boring. Doesnt scream 'High-end Lumia' to me. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Cool, my 1520 will stay on my pocket one more year, I'll save some money, and the planet xD Seriously, the only one thing that's better is the OLED screen (cause, I love IPS, but my 920 fade to brown, and there are some white points in my 1520). Continuum needs to mature a little, it's more a gimmick for now and probably for the 6 months to come, and W.Hello, well, I never put pin code to any of my phone, so, not for me.
  • Looks beautiful and yay for on screen buttons. Seem that they are not popular here haha. But while it looks nice I really hoped they took massive inspiration from the Lumia 930 which looks lovely and absolutely fantastic but still good looking. Lovely specs as well and definitely interested. Hopeully with Windows 10 Mobile the App selection is improved a tad bit.. I love Windows Phone, beautiful opperating system but the apps are lacking.
  • There must be a 950 XS with 4.5" screen. We also need high end phones with small screens.
  • Guys..please stop.first of all ..this is not an official news.. lets wait
  • What if this is just Lumia 535 running Windows 10 preview. Or maybe a successor of 53X.
  • Virtual buttons really sucks
  • For having on screen keys, no front facing speakers, those bezels still aren't that slim
  • im in the dark... does win10 phone have multitasking?  can i use two apps at the same time without one pausing while using the other... or using info from one app to another?
  • Wish MSFT create a flip smartphone..
  • No on screen buttons... please no on screen buttons.... no no no no
  • Honestly I don't think this is Lumia 950XL or Lumia 950
  • i hope this not it
  • the specs are mind blowing. but the body looks very cheap and dull. the body must be very sleek and beautiful and one of its kind, it must really look like windows 10 flagship. this prototype is boring looks similar to 640 XL.
  • the specs are mind blowing. the body is cheap and dull. it must be sleek and beautiful, and one of its kind. it must really look like windows 10 flagship. this prototype is very boring look likes 640XL.
  • the specs are mind blowing. the body is cheap and dull. it must be sleek and beautiful, and one of its kind. it must really look like windows 10 flagship. this prototype is very boring look likes 640XL.
  • Love the specs but I'll wait for the actual device to comment on the hardware.
  • I don't like software buttons, it makes the smartphone look cheap IMO.