Microsoft to launch Lumia 950 for Rs 38,000, Lumia 950 XL for Rs 43,000 in India


The arrival of Microsoft’s recently unveiled flagship Windows 10 smartphones – the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL  has been slated for November 2015.

It is believed that the company is planning to bring the Lumia 950 smartphone to India at a price of Rs 38,000 ( approximately 117,000 Naira or $549), while the Lumia 950 XL will be carrying a price tag of Rs 43,000 (132,000 Naira or $649).

The Lumia 950 comes in a 5.2 inch display with Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Lumia 950 is powered by a 1.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and has a 20 megapixel rear camera that can record videos in 4K resolution.

The back panel has three LED flash lights to help the rear camera that has ZEISS optics. It has a 5 megapixel front camera, sports a 3000 mAh battery and comes with USB Type C port for faster charging.

Lumia 950 also has a 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory, a 200 GB micro SD card slot and supports FM radio.

The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL on the other hand has a bigger 5.7 inch AMOLED display but with the same Quad HD resolution. It has the same 20 megapixel rear camera with triple LED flash light and ZEISS optics as its counterpart.

However, it has a faster 2.0 GHz Snapdragon 810 octa core processor as well as a bigger 3340 mAh battery with USB Type C charging port. Microsoft says the phone can be charged to 50 per cent in just 30 minutes.

Lumia 950 XL sports a 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory and a 200 GB expandable storage slot.

It also comes with a 5 megapixel front camera, dual SIM, dual band WiFi (ac), Bluetooth 4.1, FM radio, NFC and GPS with GLONASS, A-GPS and Beidou just like the Lumia 950.

Both Lumia phones are also pre-loaded with Windows Hello, an automatic biometric sign-in option introduced earlier this year.

The feature allows users to scan their face, iris or fingerprints to verify their identity and give them access to Windows phones, laptops and personal computers.

There is little information about the exact launch date but it’s perceived that the India launch of the new Lumia Windows 10 phones is expected to be in sync with the global roll out.