Microsoft Lumia 950 XL specs, features: Threat to iPhone 6S Plus, Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Microsoft is more in news for hardware than software. The sort of products it is launching is creating consternation in the market. While consumers are happy, market leaders are fearful that they may face the heat with not just a good hardware, but a great hardware, software combo.
Merely two days ago, Redmond based tech giant came out with two exceptionally made smartphones at a special event in New York City. The two handsets may not be enough to make Microsoft , market leaders, nonetheless the two devices have forced everyone to accept that these handsets are as good as the best Samsung, Apple or Sony smartphones and some good market gimmicks may make it serious market player.
One handset that is being talked the most s none other than Lumia 950 XL. When it comes to design, the handset is without doubt among the most beautifully designed handsets. The new phone is just an over-sized, larger version of the Lumia 950. The design of the Lumia 950 XL is similar to its smaller sized sibling, but on a larger scale. Though the device is quite large it is lightweight because of its plastic body.
The 5.7-inch size and its top of the line specs make it great threat to Samsung Note 5 and Appleâ€™s iPhone 6S Plus. The large size of the new smartphone is due to its 5.7-inch 1440 x 2560 OLED display. The screen is super sharp and highly detailed. Opting for OLED has now become a common practice as it helps the companies to minimize battery loss with its Glance feature. The OLED screen embodies all of the qualities of the technology – like its crisp and wide viewing angles, iridescence, and punchy looking colors.
This is going to be a trend setter. There is no denying the fact that people will see next few handset from the company in the light of success or failure of this handset. The Lumia 950 XL is one of the first devices to be running Windows 10. Those using a Windows Phone 8.1 device will find the transition to the new platform quite easy. The new smartphone shares many of the cues we already see in Windows 10 running on a PC.
When it comes to camera, this seems to be well-endowed. The rear camera of this device is of 20-megapixel with an f/1.9 aperture lens. It has three LED flashes to better illuminate the scenery and eliminating red eye. Another main difference between this and the Lumia 950, is that it’s powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset – whereas the Lumia 950 sides with the hexa-core Snapdragon 808 SoC.