500 Microsoft Lumia 950 and 500 Microsoft Lumia 950 XL dummy units shipped into India

500 Microsoft Lumia 950 and 500 Microsoft Lumia 950 XL dummy units shipped into India
Microsoft apparently plans on pushing the new Microsoft Lumia 950 and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL in India. According to the country's Zauba website, which tracks imports into India, the software giant shipped 500 dummy units of the Lumia 950, and another 500 dummy Lumia 950 XL into the market.

The dummy units are usually employed inside retail stores, giving consumers the opportunity to check out how a particular handset feels in the hand, and whether the phone is a good size for the potential buyer. The phones are already posted on Microsoft's Indian website, priced at the equivalent of $587 USD for the Lumia 950, and $665 for the Lumia 950 XL.

In the U.S., the Lumia 950 will be an AT&T exclusive, and the Microsoft Store will be the only place to pick up the Lumia 950 XL. Some have questioned Microsoft's decision to make AT&T its exclusive partner, especially when Microsoft said that it had interest "across the board" from the major U.S. mobile operators about carrying the entire line.


source: Zauba via WMPoweruser

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Lumia 950
  • Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)
Lumia 950 XL
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3340 mAh(19h 3G talk time)

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14 Comments

1. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

It's a headscratcher why to India specifically though. I wonder the exact reason.

2. NOKIAest1865

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 18, 2015

India is by far Microsoft's largest market and seeing as their devices are usually released there first I reckon they're going to release their phone there first and now they're trying to pique interest for it now

3. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

1 reason more than one billion people.

13. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

0.001% of those billion people can afford to buy that handset.

14. NULUSIOS

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 18, 2015

Which is 1 mil. people. Which in turn (many of them) do not buy one unit. They buy one, or... 10 for the family or 1000 for the company. I'd say it answers the question about 1000 dummy units across the country.

4. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Because 100.00% of phones sold in India are unlocked and mobile carriers have no power like in US. No subsidy model, everyone buys phones at full price. So to sell their phone, MS don't need to beg some carriers like in US. If phone is good, and price is right, it will sell. Also Lumia brand is big in India.

9. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Same in the middle east! The US and Europe are where carriers tell people how to live their lives.

5. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

PA keep repeating this att exclusive nonsense. This isnt like the 920 where I had to buy it from att. I can buy it, unlocked, from the store. Which I already did. Have my preorder sent. verizon is blocking the activation because they cant control the updates yet this is microsoft fault.

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

BTW guys, people need to stop saying that these phones are liquid cooled They are cooled using heat pipes and maybe vapor chambers Heat pipes and vapor chambers use evaporative cooling, not liquid/water cooling

7. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Unfortunately you nor I will know that for sure until they announce their secret or someone does a teardown. What we do know is that it can't work like the surface pro 3 horseshoe pipe thst has a fan to run the vapor to a block.

10. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

They already had the insides on display at their official reveal eventshttp://www.winbeta.org/news/microsofts-surface-pro-4-surface-book-get-video-teardown Also pretty clear in their official rendershttp://www.anandtech.com/show/9692/microsoft-windows-10-devices-day-nyc-live-blog And logically, actually liquid/water cooling is too big to fit into phones/tablets/thin laptop Only recently, ASUS managed to fit it into one of their gaming laptops. But that thing's barely portable.https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/213336-asus-gx700-is-an-insane-water-cooled-laptop-with-an-unreleased-nvidia-gpu Its a brilliant cooling system, probably even the best for the form factor But its not actually liquid cooling

11. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Good info.. I somehow missed that. I did however just watch a tear down of the 950xl and it answered a few questions I had. Also interesting that the battery goes under the circle camera plate. Wasn't sure how that worked by the pics.

12. jojon

Posts: 433; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

...maybe

8. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

After checking out a demo unit for the 950 I'm almost certain this will be my first windows phone to go with my s6 edge plus.

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