The largest of the two new Windows 10 flagship phones, the 5.7-inch Microsoft Lumia 950 XL have just become available for pre-order from the official Lumia store in the US ahead of its December 11 release date. The launch price is $649 in the US, and the pre-sale Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is the unlocked version with free shipping: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Microsoft-Lumia-950-XL
Oh, and it’s taking pre-orders in Canada too, alongside the smaller Lumia 950.
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL has so many highlights it’s difficult to know where to begin. This Windows 10 Mobile has a 5.7-inch screen with OLED display technology and a high 2560 x 1440 resolution giving it as much as 518 ppi. It’s also protected by the very strong and durable and most scratch resistant Gorilla Glass 4.
The cameras have their own button, with a 20MP rear camera with 4K video recording, with optical image stabilization, continuous autofocus, and triple LED natural flash, while the front camera is a 5MP camera with Full HD 1080p recording.
The engine of this flagship phone is the 2.0 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, while it additionally has 3GB of RAM, and 32GB storage with 200GB microSD card support. It has a replaceable battery at 3340 mAh, with fast charging and Qi wireless charging support.
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL sensors include A-GLONASS, A-GPS, barometer, cellular and Wi-Fi network positioning, sensor enhanced positioning, gyroscope, A-BeiDou, ambient light sensor, accelerometer, proximity sensor, barometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, and sensorcore.
It has 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi support, Wi-Fi Direct, MIMO, Wi-Fi call, two antennas for 4G LTE cellular connectivity, USB Type C, USB 3.1, and Bluetooth 4.1.
And then there are all the features, from Office to Continuum to Cortana, to all the specific phone features and apps. The first customers who buy the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL will even get Microsoft Display Dock for free.
– Tom Bowen