Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL outed in new slides that also confirm specs

With precious little flagship action for Windows-powered smartphone owners to mull over these past few years, the Lumia 950 and 950 XL will be carrying the torch soon enough...
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71. Plutonium239

Posts: 1178; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Aluminum is cheap compared to Polycarbonate or a metal that is more premium, such as the liquid metal magnesium body of my Surface Pro 3. The only metal body phone I would want to own would be one made exactly like my Surface Pro 3.

78. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Nope I want a titanium blend

6. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

The new Lumia's and the new Nexus phones look similar to me.

7. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

in terms of leaving people with a pokerface... yep, they're actually really similar

8. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Price is the only thing that will push me off of these. If they force the dock and all the accessories and charge $700+, they can forget it. Allow me to get the phone separately (unbundled) at a more reasonable price. I'll give continuum a try later.

12. Romantico3pe

Posts: 178; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

Amoled screen???? What a failure I was expecting good old ips which doesnt burn

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

AMOLED screens are the best though.

32. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

What Samsung ones don't burn!!!

41. Romantico3pe

Posts: 178; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

They do burn, my galaxy s6 has the notification are burned in

50. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Yes they do, go on over to a best buy, my stores here have at least 2 display units that are burned in.

57. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

if it burns then why microsoft is putting on-screen buttons? For Amoled displays on-screen buttons are DOA

60. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

No my 730 have no problem at all. And LCDs can burn too so what's the point! And also i prefer on screen buttons cause you can simply hide them!

65. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Last night came the time for onscreen buttons. My phone was low on battery, and wanted to watch a movie on it while in bed, because wife was asleep and the tv light usually wakes her. I plugged it in to the charger, and now my physical buttons are bright as hell when trying to watch my movie. If I unplug it they are off. No settings option to turn off. On screen buttons would have allowed me to 'swipe' them to hide them and not have to worry about extra light blaring through to watch a movie. Luckily the 1520 is a champ and watched my 2hr movie while only waisting 15% of my battery. I had 30% at start of movie.

15. NitishNK

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 03, 2015

Yup! Looking sexy! Lets watch on Oct 6.

16. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

greetings folks I wish the best for all of you. it appears that all Microsoft flagship smart phone will soon become Microsoft's Pocket PC / Smart phone Hybrids a new class of smart phones. the real challenge for Microsoft will be to make an affordable low cost and mid range cost Windows 10 Mobile smart phones that have the ability to run in the Windows 10 Mobile OS's "Continuum mode" which transforms a Windows 10 mobile smart phone into a Pocket PC & Smart phone. Not all folks will have need of such a device but Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile operating system will enable those who would like to have such a device available. with the proper programming the Windows 10 mobile OS pocket PC hybrid smart phone will become the most powerful smart phones on the planet Earth. this is the best way for Microsoft to go to have a unique and really different type of smart phone to offer the public.

17. NitishNK

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 03, 2015

Yup! Looking sexy! Lets watch on Oct 6.

20. killerpollo

Posts: 89; Member since: May 15, 2015

Looks like it will support removable back covers, I hope they announce a bunch of them in flashy finishes a-la LG G4 or OP2.

21. profperez1

Posts: 76; Member since: May 08, 2012

Since people are really paying for their phones now---not just dropping $199 and signing a contract---price point is important. Since they don't have the top 100 APPS in each category---there is zero chance anyone will flop down $500 for a Windows Phone. I'm sporting the 640 right now I bought for $80. Hell of a phone--especially for the price---but I'm not going to spend $500-$700 for specs that most people won't notice much. Microsoft should just spend $1B to complete the echo system--then people could look at it and pay top dollar.

24. killerpollo

Posts: 89; Member since: May 15, 2015

They don't made it to sell like hotcakes, it is meant for 2 things basically: -To show the world Windows 10 for phones finally finished (not just the geeky insiders) -To have an desirable phone, I will explain this: People tend to look up for the best products a company has to offer, even if they can't afford it, showing a pricey high end model gives people interest in the brand and if they can't afford the product they get cheaper products (from the same company). Think about it as the Corvette or Camaro on Chevrolet or the Sennheiser hd800. Rather simple strategies if you know about the subject.

38. Plutonium239

Posts: 1178; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

These phones support continuum, which is a feature that is unmatched by any other OS. Not to mention Windows 10 mobile natively supports android apps, no messy emulation. Not to mention that IOS devs can easily one click port their apps to a new universal Windows 10 app that will work on all Windows 10 devices, tablets, laptops, desktops, phones, Windows Holographic(Microsoft Hololens). The "app gap" is no longer an argument.

43. snowgator

Posts: 3617; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

For business users and Microsoft services users, the app gap is a non-issue. Throw in that Windows phone (trying out the little "p" for size, pun intended) has really good production apps all is good. Windows also has a great selection of weather, news, and fitness apps. For the consumer? Until MS's OS can catch up in gaming (the list of games on iOS and Android is too long and to depressing to discuss), social sites (Snap chat, a better Facebook with all the bells and whistles of the other OS's), and media (Hulu Plus and NetFlix do not have all bells and whistles of Android and iOS, not anywhere near as many streaming options) then the app gap remains an honest reason most users have stayed off Windows or left it. Just no way around it.

51. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

What more do you need than to switch profiles, add to favorites, search, and play...I feel like people don't even have a home anymore with how some people need 'snapchat' (stupid imo). Or some crazy wack app that only a percentage of even android users use. I want the main stream games, so when someone says, hey I just got....insert game here....I can go play with them. I have tubecast, a youtube killer. I have a good mail app and calendar app. Pictures are great. Photo editing with the likes of Rawr and others are great. Do I want more features? Heck yes, but its not entirely dead like people here seem to make it.

23. dimas

Posts: 3324; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Oh my... I might go back using lumia phones if reviews will prove the 950 to be a camera and battery beast for a QHD phone. Z5 family from android and 950 from wp, happy holidays to my wallet.

25. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Looking good,,,.Hope they don't drop the ball, and exclude SDcard

26. willy42

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

Could you folks please differentiate between USB 2.0/3.0/3.1 type-C rather than reporting type-C?

27. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Are they different? I was assuming that all type-c would be USB 3 as type-c is new anyway. Of course, I haven't looked into this in the slightest and could be wrong with that assumption.

30. rishav20193

Posts: 240; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

@penny & willy 42 - type c is just a type of connector which supports some features (like reverse charging) but usb 2.0 (the most common in phones), usb 3.0, usb 3.1 is the standard. type c doesn't necessarily mean it is usb 3.0/3.1 like one plus two has usb type c but the underlying standard is usb 2.0 it will transfer files at speed of usb 2.0 only. it depends on the company to use usb 3.1 standard with type c port

39. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Hmm, thanks for the info Rishav. Doesn't make sense to me to go with only the 2.0 standard when 3.0 has been around long enough now. Hope they go 3.0; it is backward compatible and drastically faster.

53. rishav20193

Posts: 240; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

i want 3.1 now !! (3.0 atleast) even my note 3 has usb 3.0....it kind of charges a bit faster

36. Nexus4Matic

Posts: 37; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

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