Amazon U.K. and Amazon France halt sales of the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

Amazon U.K. and Amazon France halt sales of the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
Amazon U.K. and Amazon France have put a halt to sales of the black Microsoft Lumia 950 XL. A message that appears on both sites says that Amazon customers have told the retailer that there might be a problem with its inventory of the device. Amazon says that the Lumia XL is still available from other sellers on Amazon.

Amazon Germany pulled the phone from its site recently, and Carphone Warehouse had to delay its pre-order period for the handset. There is some speculation that units are being sent back to Microsoft to be updated to the latest OS and firmware, which will resolve some issues that the phone is having.

You can wait for the latest OS and firmware versions to be sent to your Lumia 950 XL OTA, or you can use the Windows Device Recovery Tool to flash the latest versions on your phone. The latest firmware brings some improvements including the ability of the phone to download and install international keyboards. The update will also bring improvements in Windows Hello, which allows the iris scanner to unlock your handset with just a glance on your part, and increases battery life.

The update also makes the Glance screen better, and improves the "Hey Cortana" voice activation for the virtual assistant. If the sales halt was done merely to update Lumia 950 XL stock, it shouldn't be terribly long before the phone is once again available.

source: AmazonUK via WMPoweruser, WindowsCentral

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Lumia 950 XL
  • Display 5.7 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3340 mAh
  • OS Windows 10 Mobile


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