Ever since Microsoft had acquired Nokia, everyone was hoping to see a renewed lineup of Lumia phones that will help the brand make a comeback as one of the most-selling smartphones across the globe. However, things didn’t change much for Lumia or Microsoft. None of their devices could strike a chord with the masses; yes, their loyal consumers did stay with the brand but the number of Lumia users didn’t increase much.
It was being touted that Microsoft’s Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950XL—Windows 10 Devices—will potentially prove to be a game changer for the brand. Microsoft has announced the launch of these two Lumias in India today. This launch has been announced right when we were expecting it. Starting today, the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL will be available for pre-booking at Microsoft Priority Resellers across the country, Microsoft Store on Amazon.in, and retail chains of Croma, Reliance, and Sangeetha at a best buy price of Rs 43,699 and Rs 49,399, respectively. Consumers will get Microsoft Display Dock free as a limited period offer. Airtel consumers can double their data for free on purchasing the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL.
However, there had been no word about the availability of these devices in India yet as the company spokesperson didn’t divulge by when these devices will start retailing in India.
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These are the first Lumia phones to come pre-loaded with Windows 10 in India, which will include features like Cortana, Windows Hello beta for Lumia, and Continuum for phones.
As far as specs of these devices are concerned, the Lumia 950 and 950XL are any spec-lovers’ dream. In the Lumia 950, you get a 5.2-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) ClearBlack AMOLED display. This dual-SIM handset is powered by a 1.8GHz hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor and comes coupled with 3GB of RAM. For storage, it has 32GB of inbuilt storagethat can further be expanded by up to 200GB via microSD card. Waiting to hear on the Lumia 950’s imaging capabilities? Here it is: you will get a 20MP rear snapper (alongwith triple-LED RGB flash) and a 5MP front camera.
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Coming to the Lumia 950 XL dual-SIM device, as the name signifies, it is the bigger sibling of Lumia 950 that boasts of slightly upgraded specs. You get a bigger 5.7-inch QHD ClearBlack AMOLED display and a better processor too. It comes running on a 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. The storage and imaging specs remain the same. You get 2GB inbuilt storage that can be expanded by up to 200GB via microSD card.
Now, the only question that we have on mind is: Will these Lumia devices help Microsoft make a comeback? Not at this price point we say. What do you think? Do let us know your views in the comments section below.
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