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Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL to launch in India on November 30

Microsoft announced their new flagship devices – Lumia 950 and 950 XL back in October. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella had announced at the Future Unleashed 2015 event in Mumbai that these were coming to India by this December and finally we have the exact date.

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Microsoft India has scheduled an event on November 30 to launch the Lumia 950 and 950 XL in India. The company has also scheduled an event for the Windows 10 Insiders in New Delhi and Mumbai on the same day as well that will let them experience these new flagship devices. Also, the company will give away a free Microsoft Display Dock to the registered event attendees who buy the Lumia 950 or 950 XL at the event. It will be a limited time offer or till stocks last.

However, according to Microsoft, in order to enter the Windows 10 Insiders event, fans need to arrive early as space is limited and even registrations does not guarantee entry. Hence, it’s a tricky situation. The company has also announced that their latest Surface 2-in-1 device – the Surface Pro 4 will also launch in India but by early next year (January 2016). However, there was no mention of the Surface Book – Microsoft’s first in-house laptop.

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Microsoft Lumia 950 Specifications

The Microsoft Lumia 950 features a 5.2-inch (2560 x 1440) QHD AMOLED display that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and has a pixel density of 564 ppi. It is powered by a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor along with Adreno 418 GPU. It comes with 3 GB of RAM and has 32 GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 200 GB via microSD card. It runs on Windows 10 out of the box.

The Lumia 950 rocks a 20 megapixel PureView rear camera with triple RGB LED flash, ZEISS optics and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). It can record 4K videos. On the front, it has a 5 megapixel front-facing camera with wide-angle lens for selfies and video calling. The front shooter is capable of recording 1080p videos. It has a Dual SIM variant (region dependent) as well. It is 8.25 mm thick and weighs 150 grams.

On the connectivity front, the Lumia 950 comes with 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band) MIMO, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and USB Type C port. It packs in a 3,000 mAh removable battery under the hood that supports wireless fast charging with flip cover. You can charge up to 50% in just 30 minutes. It also comes with liquid cooling technology to cool down the device.

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Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Specifications

The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL features a 5.7-inch (2560 x 1440) QHD AMOLED display that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and has a pixel density of 518 ppi. It is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor along with Adreno 430 GPU. It comes with 3 GB of RAM and has 32 GB of internal memory which can be expanded via microSD card. It runs on Windows 10 out of the box.

The Lumia 950 XL rocks a 20 megapixel PureView rear camera with triple RGB LED flash, ZEISS optics and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). It can record 4K videos. On the front, it has a 5 megapixel front-facing camera with wide-angle lens for selfies and video calling. The front shooter is capable of recording 1080p videos. It has a Dual SIM variant (region dependent) as well. It is 8.1 mm thick and weighs 165 grams.

On the connectivity front, the Lumia 950 XL comes with 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band) MIMO, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and USB Type C port. It packs in a 3,340 mAh removable battery under the hood that supports wireless fast charging with flip cover. You can charge up to 50% in just 30 minutes. It also comes with liquid cooling technology to cool down the device.

Recently, unlocked Lumia 950 XL went on pre-order in USA. We will know the exact pricing of Lumia 950 and 950 XL on November 30.

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