News by Luke Jones on Monday September 28, 2015.
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Microsoft is holding a media event in New York City on October 4th and the company will likely launch Windows 10 Mobile and the Lumia 950/Lumia 950 XL smartphone flagships. We have been hearing a lot about the 950 devices, including their high end specs and core features, while now we can see what the Lumia 950 will look like.The above image is reported to be a CAD render of the device, a computer generated design image that Microsoft used to create the Lumia 950. The image certainly shows a smartphone that tallies with previous leaks and reveals a nice looking handset in the vein of previous Lumia products. As for the Lumia 950 XL, it will probably look the same save for being a larger device thanks to its wider screen.
This is the time for Microsoft to get serious with software and hardware, and the Lumia 950 XL and Windows 10 Mobile could be the perfect one-two punch. Or not. We'll find out when the handset is launched, which is expected to be some time during November. For the time being the latest report says that the Lumia 950 XL will cost the same as the iPhone 6s, according to a French outlet. That is a bold move by Microsoft as undercutting rival flagships in price would have been a good tactic. However, the company has an ace up its sleeve as the Lumia 950 XL will come with 200 euros worth of free accessories. What those features will be is unclear at this stage, but we are guessing a charging dock, a Bluetooth speaker, and other such goodies. Either way, 200 euros worth of stuff is not to be sniffed at and will certainly sweeten the deal if you are considering the Lumia 950 XL. What we know of the device so far has impressed us, although we are a little cold on the so-so design (which admittedly could be different at launch compared to leaked production models). The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL will sport a 5.7-inch OLED Quad HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of native storage, a micro SD card slot, a 3300mAh battery, 20 megapixel PureView primary camera (Carl Zeiss lens), and a 5 megapixel front facer.
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