Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Mobile Wearables

Microsoft launches Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, and Band 2

Microsoft has announced its latest flagship phones the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, and the Microsoft Band 2 Smartwatch at its biggest tech event, named October Event, held in New York.

The Lumia 950 which is Microsoft’s first flagship smartphone features a 5.2 inch QHD AMOLED screen with a pixel density of 564ppi, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Microsoft Lumia 950

A hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor powers the Lumia 950 with a 3GB RAM to provide boosting processing speed.

The cell phone also features 32GB built-in storage capacity which is further expandable up to 2TB via microSD card.

Microsoft Lumia 950 supports Nano-SIMs (available in single SIM and Dual-SIM variants) and USB C-type port. The rear camera is rated 20 megapixels supported with autofocus, OIS (optical image stabilization) and triple-LED RGB flash while the front 5 megapixels cam is perfect for selfies.

Lumia 950 measures 145 x 73.2 x 8.2 mm in dimensions and weighs just 150 grams. Power backup is provided with a 3000mAh battery unit.

On the other hand, the big boss, the Lumia 950 XL presents a 5.7 inches QHD AMOLED screen with pixel density of 518ppi.

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

A 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor runs the processing unit along with 3GB RAM. It also features 32GB data storage that can be expanded further up to 200GB using microSD card. Camera specs of the Lumia 950 XL are the same as that for Lumia 950.

The phablet measures 151.9×78.4×8.1mm in dimensions and weighs just 165 grams. It also supports Mano-sim module while the power is provided by a 3340m Ah battery bank.

Microsoft Lumia 950 hangs a price tag of $549 while Lumia 950 XL costs $649 for the 32GB variant and both are marked for November availability.

Microsoft also released the second generation of its smartwatch range that features a curved, stylish, AMOLED display that is protected by Gorilla Glass 3.

Microsoft Band 2

The Microsoft Band 2 packs multiple features inside like built-in GPS, UV monitor, guided workouts, sleep and calorie tracking, and the phone notifications.

Microsoft Band 2 also supports apps like Uber, Starbucks, Subway and Twitter. It can also be interfaced with Cortana and fitness apps supported across Windows Phone, Android, and iOS platforms.

It takes 1.5 hours to get completely charged and provides 48 hours of non-stop usage.

In the United States, the Microsoft Band 2 hangs a price tag of $249 while shipping begins from October 30, 2015.