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Microsoft event: The Lumia 950 XL is the first Windows 10 phablet

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Oct 2015 23:22 User comments (3)

Microsoft event: The Lumia 950 XL is the first Windows 10 phablet Two years after Nokia released their Lumia 1520 phablet for Windows Phone, we finally have another flagship phablet for the operating system.
Microsoft unveiled the Lumia 950 and its larger brother the Lumia 950 XL, with similar high-end specs.

The new flagship device will feature Windows 10 Mobile, a 5.7-inch WQHD (1440 x 2560) AMOLED screen with Gorilla Glass 3, 3GB RAM, a 2.0GHz octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, liquid cooling and a 3340 mAh battery with USB Type-C fast charging support.

As with its smaller brother, the Lumia 950 XL will also have a great camera featuring a 20MP PureView lens, triple LED flash, 4K capture, and "Rich Capture" for intelligent auto pictures.

Just like the 950, the XL also supports Windows Hello biometric scanning and Windows Continuum, which lets you connect the phone to a monitor through a special adapter and also by letting you attach a wireless keyboard and mouse via Bluetooth.

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3 user comments

17.10.2015 3:34

i wanted to wait for this phone. however, my absolute need is a dual SIM, and here you don't get it. even then, i could wait (thinking that i would be using a small phone for the 2nd SIM), but unlike android/iOS, windows phone OS is missing so many useful apps, and this phone is not offered with a large internal storage.

BTW, does windows 10 mean here an user should be able to download the same app as he can for the desktop systems? in other words, desktop windows 10 = mobile windows 10? if yes, then...

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 07 Oct 2015 @ 3:36

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28.10.2015 14:30

Originally posted by mukhis:
i wanted to wait for this phone. however, my absolute need is a dual SIM, and here you don't get it. even then, i could wait (thinking that i would be using a small phone for the 2nd SIM), but unlike android/iOS, windows phone OS is missing so many useful apps, and this phone is not offered with a large internal storage.

BTW, does windows 10 mean here an user should be able to download the same app as he can for the desktop systems? in other words, desktop windows 10 = mobile windows 10? if yes, then...



No, one cannot use the Win10 phones as a full OS.


As for dual SIM.....really? Unless you have two phone numbers you want to field calls from on your cell, there's no reason for dual SIM. Going to another country??? Pop out existing SIM and buy another overseas.

39.10.2015 1:05

Originally posted by hearme0:
As for dual SIM.....really?

I live in India where dual SIM is a must, one for the corporate number, and the other for the personal one. If the bank/credit card/other info is linked with the corporate number (just because you are using a single SIM phone), when you change your job, it's very difficult here to change your associated mobile number info immediately, which may be a potential problem.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 09 Oct 2015 @ 1:06

ASUS G73JW | Intel Core i7-740QM, 1.73GHz | 8GB DDR3 | Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M, 1.5GB | OCZ 120GB SSD + Seagate 500GB Hybrid 7200rpm | 17.3" FHD/3D | Blu-ray Write | Win7Pro64

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