It’s been a while since the last flagship Windows-based smartphone, so it’s about time for a new flagship to represent the OS. According to the latest leak, it appears that there will be two flagships, going by the names of Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, which present some interesting features.
Design wise, neither of the flagships will be as high-end as others, such as the iPhone 6S or the Galaxy S6. The body is expected to be made largely out of polycarbonate, something that the Lumia brand has become known for, and the devices will most likely be made available in an array of colours. Regarding specs though, it appears these devices will easily compete with their rivals.
Starting with the smaller Lumia 950. This handset is expected to feature a 5.2-inch display with a 1440 x 2560p resolution (Quad-HD). On the inside, it appears that the hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor will be powering the device alongside 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
The larger Lumia 950 XL, on the other hand, is also expected to feature a Quad-HD display, though it’s expected to be a bigger 5.7-inch one. Inside, expect to see the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor working alongside 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.
According to the slides, both devices will feature the same cameras on both the front and rear, with one slight variation. On the front, a 5MP wide-angle selfie sensor is expected, while on the rear, a 20MP Pureview sensor is most likely. On the Lumia 950, a typical dual-tone LED flash is coupled with the Pureview sensor, but on the 950 XL, it appears that there’s a triple-tone LED flash, which will most likely provide an even more natural lighting to photos.
Other interesting features include an infrared iris scanner on both devices, allowing you to unlock the devices by simply looking at them, as well as Continuum support and a USB Type-C connector. Battery wise, a 3000mAh battery is expected in the 950, while a slightly bigger 3300mAh battery is expected in the XL model. Both models look to support Qi wireless charging.
Expect these devices to be announced within the next few weeks. Comment your thoughts down below, are you excited about these new devices?