Lumia 950 XL to have a removable 3340 mAh battery, leaked image shows

Microsoft is gearing up to showcase its first Windows 10 Mobile handsets tomorrow - the Lumia 950 and its XL version - 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.

A few press renders and prototype photos of the new Lumias have already leaked out, along with their specs, so we pretty much know what to expect in terms of hardware. What we didn't know so far, however, that the rumored 3300 mAh battery of Lumia 950 XL might be removable. The pictures below display a prototype with 3340 mAh typical capacity, meant to be pried out, and a SIM card or a microSD slot inserted, then put back into place. That's quite the departure from the usual Lumia sealed battery concept, so tomorrow we'll be all ears if that claim turns out to be true.

source: @stagueve

Related phones

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



20. xq10xa

Posts: 816; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

But but's still WP :(

24. ZeroCide

Posts: 819; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

I'm sure you never used one. If you had you would not be saying that.

13. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

Removable battery, Expandable storage, great camera, iris scanner, great polycaronate design, QHD screen, fast processor, Windows 10! It checks every boxes. Best phone of 2015!

15. rishav20193

Posts: 243; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

& checking all boxes is what MS needs to do to gain market share & come back in market with a bang !! :) it is leaving no stone unturned. adding to your charging & wireless charging

26. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I am a BlackBerry fan but I still have to use a couple of Android apps that just do not exist for BB. Windows Phone has the same problem and needs to fix it quickly. Otherwise the end result will be like today when I decided to use my Nexus 6 instead.

12. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Where's 1550 xl?

16. Kosiba

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

950XL=1550 640XL=1350

11. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

if I remember correctly the snapdragon 810 ARMS CPU gives off a lot of heat. if that is still so I hope that Microsoft's engineers put a damn good heat sink metal in the 950 XL 0r else they will have a lot of 950XL returns. Sony smart phone owners raised hell about the heat the snapdragon 810 CPU generated in their smart phones. I hope the MS does not get the same heat from 950 XL owners put metal heat sinks in smart phone engineers

10. MrVein

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Are the prices of Lumia 930 expected to go down after the introduction of 950?

9. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

That 2% market share is going to explode because of this to at least 2.5%.

8. TyrionLannister unregistered

With that crapdragon 810 inside, it needs all the battery it can.

14. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Oh come on, give it a cha.... nevermind, 810 is crap.

18. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Oh come on, I don't want to hear this bulls**t anymore. The Z5 flies with the 810 inside, it performs about the same as the GS6 edge with your beloved 7420. The Z5 is even faster when opening recent apps because it doesn't have ram issues.

19. TyrionLannister unregistered

Let's wait for battery tests. Besides, I never said 810 is slow. I said it's inefficient. I watched for about 4 minutes of your video and the S6 still seems faster. /remember the S6 is about 300$ cheaper and 6 moths older phone compared to Z5.

22. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Sorry, I stopped reading at crapdragon, my bad. Yes, SD810 dvices seem to have worse battery life. Let's see what the battery life will be on the XL.

23. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

With how the OS works probably about the same as the 1520 or maybe longer. 12hrs on video on the 1520 is nothing to scoff at.

21. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2282; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

How many smartphones with 5.7+" displays got roasted by the SD 810? (I actually don't know the answer to that, myself).

7. Mawhob222222

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 01, 2015


6. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

That battery curves around the camera module it seem... Or does it go under it? I'm liking this phone more and more

5. Zylam

Posts: 1827; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Hopefully the black 950 doesn't give that ugly think rim around the camera. Why the heck did they do that. The thin ring on the XL looks much better!

4. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013


3. Penhoat

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I like everything about this phone. Except for the way it looks. All specs are amazing, everything about it is. Just the looks are so.... plain

17. MojoDojo

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Dont judge before you see the phone in real life. Almost all Lumia phones look plain in renders and photos but almost everyone is good looking in real life. Its also a question of durability. Drop an iPhone on its face, you have a broken display. Drop it on the side and you have a big dent on it. Same goes with Samsung's new designs. I agree with you, they look much better than these Lumias but you don't want to have a product you use all the time and always think of the way you handle it..

25. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

But the latest iPhone seems to do very well in drop and water tests. I do not own an iPhone but it looks better than this phone but not as good as Sony Z5 Premium in my opinion.

27. Penny

Posts: 1880; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

iPhone looks decent in my opinion. Bezels are still too large and the rounded edges on such a thin device make it very uncomfortable to hold in my opinion. They can take a few falls just fine though, so I like that it has better build quality than previous generations. They should be using better glass by now though, as theirs is not as durable as Gorilla Glass. The Galaxy Note 5 looks great. Great screen to size ratio and good, flat aluminum sides. Back made of glass is unforgivable though for me. We all pointed this out when Apple did it with the iPhone 4S. In the 1-2 years you are going to own it, you will almost certainly drop it at least once. The 950 and 950 XL are cases where form is following function. Not the prettiest, but not ugly. Largely utilitarian and functional, but it is understated and will have a very nice looking screen. Lumias have been doing this "infinity" type glass for a while, and they look beautiful with AMOLED displays.

2. kasemapiwat

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 17, 2014

Look cheap.imo


Posts: 2819; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

This is very good! If battery dies (out of warranty) you can replace it yourself, or just put a different battery with more capacity in it.

28. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

I mihght make that long awaited switch to WP finally....but those bazels...sigh

29. FrankUnderwood2

Posts: 243; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

These days, rarely people use their smartphones till their batteries die. That would at least take 18-24 months with very aggressive usage, while people mostly change their smartphones after 6-12 months, also most of them don't use their smartphones that much aggressively.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless