Lumia 950 and 950 XL listings hit Microsoft Store, but aren't available for purchase yet

Lumia 950 and 950 XL listings hit Microsoft Store, but aren't available for purchase yet
The Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL are getting closer and closer, but still aren't quite here just yet. Both of the devices finally have official landing pages on the Microsoft Store website and, but are not available for purchase. Though, the pages are offering email notifications to those who are interested.

The Lumia 950 XL page is for the unlocked version of the phone, but the Lunia 950 has two different pages - one for the unlocked model and one for the AT&T model. The phone specs all match up with what we expect. The 950 XL has the larger display and slightly faster Snapdragon 810 compared to the 808 of the 950. You'll be getting the killer camera and everything. 

Although, on the camera side of things, there is one oddity to note: under "General Security Features", it lists the devices as Windows Hello Ready. That word "ready" is a bit strange because it carries the implication that the feature won't be available when the devices are released and may require a software update afterwards to enable. 

Anyone out there planning to buy one of these when they do become available?

source: Microsoft Store (Lumia 950 & 950 XL) via Windows Central

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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)




Posts: 418; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

The god like phones are almost ready to descend. 950xl will be the start of an evolution. Screw Verizon! The messiah has spoken.

5. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Will the 950xl part the red sea with its liquid cooling features? Find out next time on a December special of phonearena ball z

2. mCrisologo

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 19, 2015

No doubt i want this!

3. Cslfiero

Posts: 68; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

I never left a carrier over a phone, but goodbye Sprint, I'm head over heels for sedyas Microsoft.

4. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I'm certain this will be my first windows phone.. I want it out now though

6. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2361; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

if it allows android apk sideloading, then I'm interested,.....

7. benno

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 17, 2015

lol ok

13. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2361; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

?? What?? It's already possible.. Sort of lol

8. b0wzer

Posts: 103; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

I agree. That or being able to run x86 Windows programs is the only way I'd consider buying another Windows phone.

14. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2361; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Maybe when the "surface phone pro " comes out ;-)


Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 18, 2015

I am getting one like 99.5%. Maybe a white one with black Mozo (so I have both colors). And then maybe a brown Mozo to for special circumstances. And maybe a red with flip cover (that is also coming according to Clove) for "tougher" circumstances. :P And that little box with the connectors. :P Have I reached iPhone 6S 16GB price or not yet? Except if the killer geek Android comes up before that. Which I doubt, because this year Android brands prefered to chase iPhone (why?) and lose much of their features that actually make a difference. I do not care about a glass back (that Apple has dumped btw...) and then cover it with a case so that I don't even see it ever. :D Stupid.

15. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

No they wont have Tmobile bands and want to buy them through the carrier. So after 10 years I am done with MS and their utter incompetence at offering good phones at ALL carriers. So I am getting a BB Priv and finally switching to Android.


Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 18, 2015

Gave you a thumbs up although I don't agree with you at all. :) The magic of the Internet and the variety of opinions and prerequisites. 1) Seems that buy through carrier is the most popular way in the States. Not so in many other countries as you never actually "save" buying from a carrier (and getting tied with their contract), on the contrary, carriers always actually charge full retail price instead of some discount, just spread it over your contract period. Instead someone could buy cheaper from the open market and still get some interest-free monthly payments from credit card. 2) I don't see how the choice of carrier is a negative for a hardware device. The hardware device is what it is. 3) BB Priv to switch to Android might not be the best possible option for its price. Except if you type long texts everyday on your phone. Still, sincerely have fun with your choice. :)

17. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

In the US its more complicated than that.. Internationally all GSM phones have bands that work for 2G/3G/4G/LTE in all countries and carriers. So swapping sims and carrier is easy. Not so in the US. AT&T is the closest in having all teh GSM bands ( which is why they get most the good phones ) Tmobile has a few odd bands specific to the US.. ( although they are changing some of them to universal LTE bands ) Verzion ( The largest by a large amount.. ) runs on CDMA (although they have some GSM bands now in LTE only). So just buying a phone and swapping out SIM cards isnt like it is in Europe. I dont have nor do I want to drop $700 on a phone my carrier doesn't support and that will only have basic bands and not the fastest optimized bands for my carrier. Also in the case of T-mobile.. spreading my cost at no interest and at a discounted rate on the phone is the best option there is for me. So if they ONLY sell a phone that works on AT&T, and only marginally on T-mobile.. they lost 65% of the US business and thats before you even consider how you buy the phone.

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