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Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL price and release date (updated)

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Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL price and release date (updated)
Microsoft just showcased its first Windows 10 Mobile handsets - the Lumia 950 and its XL sidekick - along with the newest Surface convertible. The phones will be the poster kids for Microsoft's brand new push in mobile hardware, after it introduced the screen size-agnostic Win 10, and wrote off the Nokia merger, starting with a completely clean slate. 

The 950 and 950 XL are every bit as cool as the rumors indicated, with high-res 5.2" and 5.7" displays, Snapdragon chipsets, 20 MP PureView cameras with ZEISS optics, the works. 

How much for these beauties? Well, $549 for the Lumia 950, and $649 for the Lumia 950 XL. AT&T announced it will carry the Microsoft Lumia 950 in its retail stores and online, but pricing, availability and further details will be announced at a later date. In the UK, the Lumia 950 XL will be£549.99 (SIM-free), while the Lumia 950 will be available for £499.99.

That's in line with other flagship and midrange handsets in the Android-iOS duopoly land, so we'll see how the new Windows 10 Mobile gear fares in the market once it hits the shelves next month.

Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL price and release date (updated)

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posted on 06 Oct 2015, 10:39 18

1. SIGPRO (Posts: 1844; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


iPhone 6s? iPad Pro? Macbook Pro? All killed today!

posted on 06 Oct 2015, 10:46 4

3. sniper1087 (Posts: 531; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


I completely agree ipad pro lol no need for that, lumia 950 and 950 XL awesome devices waiting for them now the only thing is that the surface book is going to probably cause an impact to the surface pro 4, if I am on the market for one of this it will be the surface book.

posted on 06 Oct 2015, 10:52 4

7. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


Surface book costs a LOT MORE, so it won't have too big of an impact. The book it for the professionals on the go or gamers who want the performance and mobility.

posted on 06 Oct 2015, 10:56 1

11. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


MS finally has something to compete with the MB Pro (not just the 13 inch, but 15 as well). I really hope this thing takes off, I'll definitely be looking at a Surface Book 3-4 years down the road when I'm in the market for a new laptop.

posted on 06 Oct 2015, 11:03 1

19. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Marketing wise, I think he has a point. The surface book puts a considerable damper on the pro 4 just like the Nexus 6P spoiled the Nexus 5x party.

It's human nature and Apple seems to be the only one that p,as the perceptions game well.

posted on 06 Oct 2015, 11:07 1

24. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1236; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


they're at different price points and aimed at different parties though!

posted on 06 Oct 2015, 10:47 10

4. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


Ipad pro was a flop since the release, bro. Big-ass useless ipad with high pricetag.

posted on 06 Oct 2015, 10:48 2

5. rsiders (Posts: 1061; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


I'm a huge fan of Microsoft and even I know that that's just really wishful thinking. Apple will continue to thrive but hopefully things will start to make a turn for Microsoft.

posted on 06 Oct 2015, 10:50 4

6. AmitMajumder (Posts: 178; Member since: 21 May 2012)


I doubt the iPhone 6s getting killed, but the rest 2 surely are killed!!!

posted on 06 Oct 2015, 10:55 2

10. EC112987 (Posts: 945; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


Yea I agree the iPad pro is gonna be DOA but the 6s will be fine.

posted on 06 Oct 2015, 10:54 1

9. Rydsmith (unregistered)


6s killed? Oh now you're just cute.

With all those amazing apps like Bank of America, Chase, Amex, Snapchat, The Guardian, etc... NOT on WP, I'm sure the iPhone 6s is shaking in its boots.

posted on 06 Oct 2015, 11:07 1

23. Derekjeter (Posts: 1054; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


This guy is so funny. iPhone 6s will not be beat by anyone until iPhone 7. The iPad was dead in the announcement that Surface 4 is a Laptop killer!!

As for the 950xl, my Nexus 6p will out sell both of these phones put together. The price tag on these phones is just wrong, just like every WP launch wait three months and you'll get it half off.

posted on 06 Oct 2015, 11:30 4

27. Ordinary (Posts: 2446; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


So if your Nexus outsell those two phones Nexus is better in your logic?

posted on 06 Oct 2015, 11:53

34. ZeroCide (Posts: 785; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


Agreed the Nexus is not a better phone than the Lumias.

posted on 06 Oct 2015, 10:59

16. crazycompact (Posts: 17; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


oh hell YEEAAAAH!

posted on 06 Oct 2015, 11:43

31. LordDavon (Posts: 136; Member since: 19 Sep 2011)


I don't see them as killed. Just that good alternatives have been announced. I was all excited to upgrade my Surface Pro 3 Core i7, and now I'm all confused. The new Surface Pro 4 Core i7 finally has Iris Pro graphics, but that Surface Book is just amazing. I'm considering tossing both my Surface Pro 3 and Lenovo Y70 gaming laptop on Craigslist and just getting the Surface Book. The issue is that the only version with 16GB RAM is $2700! I can get a Surface Pro 4 with Core i7 and 16GB RAM for $1800.

Decisions!

posted on 06 Oct 2015, 12:00

37. Spedez (Posts: 513; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


In your dreams perhaps.

posted on 06 Oct 2015, 14:29

40. FrankUnderwood2 (Posts: 243; Member since: 01 Oct 2015)


A moment of silence for all iSheeps.

posted on 06 Oct 2015, 10:41 3

2. Pattyface (Posts: 1646; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


I'm looking forward to trying both of these devices and possibly purchasing one

posted on 06 Oct 2015, 10:54

8. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Not too thrilled about the new handsets, hopefully they're the last of the old Lumia design language and they move on to Surface phones next year. What's really missing here is a fingerprint scanner. I mean, they put one in the keyboard for the Surface, why not in their phones?

That being said... OHMYFREAKINGGOSH IS THE SURFACE BOOK AWESOME!!!

posted on 06 Oct 2015, 11:00 1

17. hound.master (Posts: 1044; Member since: 27 Feb 2015)


The phones use Windows hello no need for a fingerprint scanner.

posted on 06 Oct 2015, 10:56

12. phonewatcher (Posts: 57; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


Don't ever compare the Surface pro/book devices to any "pads" because they are of different class.

posted on 06 Oct 2015, 11:32

28. hound.master (Posts: 1044; Member since: 27 Feb 2015)


Yeah a superior class to replace them!ha ha ha...

posted on 06 Oct 2015, 10:57

13. mayur007 (Posts: 577; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


I think they are near right pricing.......
They are feeling the heat of pricing..

I might consider now the windows now I have to see how fast there camera focus is

posted on 06 Oct 2015, 10:57 2

14. pongkie (Posts: 652; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


i kinda like the 950

posted on 06 Oct 2015, 10:58 4

15. Derekjeter (Posts: 1054; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


So this event was mainly for Surface cuz I only saw 1 minute of the phones. If this doesn't show WP fans that MS doesn't care as much for the OS I don't know what will. I only saw them show off one feature of the phone when it was connected to the PC, other than that he zipped right thru them and jumped to the Surface. DOA!

The other two products blew my mind. I lov my Surface 3 pro and I will definitely get the Surface book. iPad pro was just kicked to the side.

posted on 06 Oct 2015, 11:01 2

18. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I saw this as kind of inverse to Google's event: they spent about a minute on the Pixel C, but really focused on the two Nexus devices.

Both companies know what side their bread is buttered on.

posted on 06 Oct 2015, 11:04 2

20. elitewolverine (Posts: 5192; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


1 minute? your internal clock is off and you cant tell time...just saying

posted on 06 Oct 2015, 11:35

29. Derekjeter (Posts: 1054; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Please tell me a feature of the phone that was demonstrated other then the ones when it was connected to the PC??

Did they test the camera? No
Did they test any Apps? No, mainly cuz there's hardly any to test.
What about battery? No
Did they show how WP 10 on the phone other than the home screen? No

Every body complaints about Apple but they are leaders in marketing. If there was ever something MS needs to copy from Apple is marketing. It would have been better announcement to show off a few cool features but this guy just ran thru the presentation.

posted on 06 Oct 2015, 11:54 2

35. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2216; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


"Did they test the camera?" What do you mean by "test"? You mean show the captured taken with them from a past event? At least they "tested" what the camera button can do.

"Did they test any Apps? " They did that in the build conference. Did Apple talk about battery on the Iphones?

"Did they show how WP 10 on the phone other than the home screen?" They did that in the build conference,

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