Alleged Microsoft Lumia 950 XL press render leaks out

Alleged Microsoft Lumia 950 XL press render leaks out
Over the week-end, we showed you CAD renders of the unannounced Microsoft Lumia 950 XL and Lumia 950 (see here and here), both of which could be officially unveiled on October 6. Now, thanks to @evleaks, we can also take a look at what seems to be a Lumia 950 XL press render, which is showing the silver and black variants of the handset.

Both the front, and rear side of the Lumia 950 XL are visible in this alleged press render. The handset looks just like in the previously leaked images, with a noticeable rear camera (expected to be a 20 MP PureView one), a triple LED flash on its left, and the new Windows logo below it. A dedicated camera button can be seen on the phone's right side, alongside the power and volume buttons.

The front of the Lumia 950 XL is dominated by the large 5.7-inch display, which should have a 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution (Quad HD). A front-facing camera (likely a 5 MP one) is also visible.

It's said that the Lumia 950 XL is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. Other rumored features include 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory, microSD card support, wireless charging support, and a 3000 mAh battery. Windows 10 Mobile will be on board from day one. Microsoft will likely release both the Lumia 950 XL and Lumia 950 at the same time. We don't know exactly when this is going to happen, but we'll let you know as soon as we find out.

source: @evleaks

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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)



1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Am I the only one that actually likes the design of this phone?

2. thedrunkencow

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

Yep, older lumias were better (920)

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Idk it's different and that's why I like it.

22. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

the white one is cool. I like the design too

6. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

No, you are not the only one, but you are one of few that like it. I'm windows phone user, but not a fan. And this design os at most mid range one. Looks cheap and mediocre.

9. Penny

Posts: 1869; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Nope, I like it, pending release of course. A lot of people reacted poorly to the previous renders, without realizing that those previous renders were used for design and manufacturing, not press. These press renders will do a much better job at showing the devices off in a good light.

12. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I kinda like it too but still it looks much worse than L1020 or 925 which were two of most sexiest devices ever IMO. And 1520, those didn't require metal to look premium and sexy as hell

45. jojon

Posts: 435; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

absolutely right. Damn, that 925 is a beautiful looking phone, wish i could still get one

19. Plutonium239

Posts: 1239; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

I really like it except the side buttons. Personally, I think its stupid to separate the up/down volume button with a power button in between.

32. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

the only thing i can think of as to why the volume/power button layout is like that is for taking screenshots

42. Plutonium239

Posts: 1239; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

They could have simply changed the button combo required for screen shots.

25. bokimaricu

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

nah, i love it. Would love to use this as a second phone

27. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Hope it comes with an OLED screen

31. TerryTerius unregistered

It is pretty dope to see someone actually trying to do something new. I'll definitely agree with you on that. I'm not in love with it, but I do think it's distinct. That is important in a world of clones and borrowed design characteristics.

34. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

MS ruined nokia design.......

3. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

They also have a next gen pure view cameras

4. TyrionLannister unregistered

The older lumias looked way better. This looks like those midrange 6xx lumias. Also, why does the camera protrusion need to be pimple shaped. It looks fugly like the one on HTC one X and Nexus 5X. They could have made it a geometric shape like the one on iPhone 6/6s, Nexus 5, s6, HTC One M9 or any phone with a protrusion which isn't an eyesore.

24. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

I have "older" Lumia and this one look a lot better, and also, this one has removable battery and microSD card, my old Lumia don't. Practical is always better, I give this design an easy win over the older lumias.

26. rsiders

Posts: 1997; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I have owned the Lumia 920(still own) and Lumia 1020 and both of those look better than this from a design standpoint. You must have owned one of the really cheap Lumia phones if this looks better. I can't figure out why they just didn't update the sexy Lumia 925 with the new specs and MicroSD option. So easy.

43. Plutonium239

Posts: 1239; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Personally, I like the look of the 950 XL over my 1020.

52. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

I like my 1520 over these, but it's not a deal breaker i'm very disappointed that it's rumoured to black and white only the amount of times people asked what phone I had because my 1520 is yellow makes happy that I owned such a unique phone !

30. DFranch

Posts: 558; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Is a circle not a geometric shape?

33. TyrionLannister unregistered

I'm not talking about the shape of the lens cover. I'm talking about the shape of protrusion. Nexus 5 and iPhone 6 have a circular lens cover too, but unlike the pimple shaped protrusion here, they have a cylindrical one.

5. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3166; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Form rarely follows function anymore. Having that power button flanked by the volume buttons is a departure from the norm and is surely to be met with criticism by users. In the quest to keep phones thin, the designers decided to give it a camel hump. If they were going to give it such a pronounced hump, why not just put a proper 41MP PureView module with a Xenon flash and be done with it? Other than that, it's a typical rectangular slab with no distinguishing features. After users put a case on them, they'll be no different than any other phone on the market, with the exception of the BlackBerry Passport. You KNOW that phone anywhere.

8. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Will it surely must have a bigger sensor than previous Gen and sensor size have more impact than resolution. And every phone have it's own placement of buttons it's not that important.

11. Penny

Posts: 1869; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Let's hope so. I really need this camera to not be taken straight from the 2 year old 1520. If they do that, I will not have faith in Microsoft's passion for their mobile product.

28. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3166; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Placement of buttons is very important. You shouldn't have to look at your phone to find the right button because they're placed badly.

36. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Yeah but like back buttons of LG it's only about time that u get use to it although i don't like buttons at top and at different sides rather than just one.

10. imnotascammer

Posts: 160; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

Doesnt look bad.. Microsoft really have to step it up and end the duopoly in smartphone race.

13. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

the front of this phone looks like a cheap lumia med-end phone , this phone is for 2013 not 2015/2016

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