Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Mobile

Microsoft launches Lumia 950, 950XL smartphones in Nigeria

Microsoft has unveiled two of its latest Windows 10 mobile flagship smartphones; Lumia 950 and 950XL, in Nigeria.

The two smartphones are the first to ship with Microsoft’s Windows 10 OS. Both phones support Windows 10 features like the Windows Hello beta for Lumia and Continuum for phones.

The Microsoft Lumia 950 features a 5.2-inch AMOLED Display with 2560×1440 pixel resolution (564ppi). Under the hood, it is powered by a 1.8GHz Snapdragon 808 64-bit hexa-core processor which is further coupled with 3GB RAM. There’s also 32GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot is also available for external storage.

The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL on the other hand sports a bigger 5.7-inch IPS display (2,560 x 1440 pixel) with 518ppi pixel density. It also packs a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and 3GB RAM. Other specs of the phone are similar with the Lumia 950.

Both phones sport stunning HD displays with new PureView cameras. The cameras have 20 megapixel sensors and triple LED natural flash that shoot 4K video, as well as the latest in processing power.

Speaking at the event, Microsoft’s General Manager for West, East and Central Africa, Joseph Umunakwe reiterated the firm’s commitment to empower every individual and organization on the planet.

“The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL deliver a familiar and consistent experience that extends across your Windows devices from key apps like Office built-in to provide access to all your stuff via OneDrive and the cloud.”

he said.

According to Microsoft’s Head of Marketing for Nigeria and Ghana, ‎Olumide Balogun, the devices are a phenomena that drives seamless experience from productivity, security, usability and availability.

“Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL provide stunning displays, the latest in processing power, and improved battery life and quick charging. The Continuum for phones feature combined with the Microsoft Display Dock enables you to connect the phones to a monitor, mouse and keyboard and work like a PC.”

The smartphones are available at authorised Microsoft devices partner retail outlets in Nigeria.