Microsoft Lumia 950 And Lumia 950 XL Officially Announced

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The waiting is finally over! Microsoft has officially took off the wraps from its flagship Lumia smartphones. And although the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL have leaked numerous times in the past, the company has managed to keep some important things from us.

Since the phones use Qualcomm's latest processors, Microsoft has decided to use liquid cooling to prevent chipsets from overheating. The Lumia 950 starts at $549 while the Lumia 950 XL costs $649. Both smartphones will go on sale sometime in December.

Lets talk about specifications. The Lumia 950 packs a 5.2-inch WQHD (1440 x 2560) OLED display, Snapdragon 808 processor, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage that can be expanded via microSD, so you can, theoretically, install a 2TB microSD card when they're available to buy.

The larger Lumia 950 XL has a 5.7-inch display, Snapdragon 810 processor, the same liquid cooling and 32 GB of expandable storage.

Both smartphones come with a 20-megapixel PureView rear-facing camera with Carl Zeiss glass. It supports optical image stabilization, 4K video recording and the Triple LED RGB flash. There is a wide-angle 5-megapixel front-facing camera, but also a third, infrared camera for the new Windows Hello. The feature brings face authentication to life, which allows you to unlock your phone by looking at it.

Microsoft didn't go too much into the specifications, so we'll have to wait a little more to find out a complete list of specifications.

What is worth noting is the support for Continuum feature. The Continuum allows Windows 10 Mobile phone to connect to a PC via USB Type-C connector and use it for light tasks. It will take some time before we see more Windows 10 universal apps.