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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28. rishav20193

Posts: 240; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

can sm1 tell me....that's usb type c....ryt ?? & what are its advantages.....i mean if its underneath standard is usb 2.0 only ? i personally wish it to be usb 3.1 gen 2 (10gbps) speed. but...still, what r its advantages ryt now ?

34. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

It should be 3 or 3.1 Advantageous are reverse able charger and i think it was supposed to be able to charge the phone and be able to project it's screen using USB port.

42. Plutonium239

Posts: 1178; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Continuum is more than a simple projection of the screen, and it can be done with a wire, or wirelessly. The type-C port should be more durable than micro-usb. Type-C supports higher voltage and amperage than micro-usb as well. I expect microsoft will incorporate usb 3.0 or 3.1 in it, whether or not they incorporate rapid charging is to be announced, but I don't see why they wouldn't. Although, I'm not sure rapid charging is a good idea as when batteries are rapidly charged, they heat up much faster. And I'm not sure if the rapid charging will cause the battery to decay faster. Either way, running the battery down to 0% and back up to 100% all the time will cause the battery to lose its capacity much faster. The life of lithium ion cells is determined by the number of full cycles the battery goes through, which is when the battery is discharged from 100% down to 0%(although on lithium ion cells, they are never truly discharged, 0% is really around 10 to 12%) and then back up to 100%. I work at a factory that manufactures commercial lithium ion cells for use in hybrid ferries, formula-e race cars, hybrid buses, and stationary storage applications among other things. We do manufacture some battery packs, but most customers build their own.

59. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

Yeah I'm goddamn excited about continuum too! I can work on my Office and let my sister play games on my phone! :D AT ONCE!

40. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

What hound.master said, with the important addition that it is also a standard being used in some modern laptops/computers now, which means it has more universal appeal. Down the road, that could mean more accessories, more synergy, and a more mobile computer mentality of smartphones.

44. snowgator

Posts: 3617; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Have I mentioned this is both a great and bad time to need a phone? Great because I love that Win 10 is coming on these, and I have an actual BlackBerry model, the 6S series from Apple, and a couple of other Nexus devices to choose from if these do not live up to what I want. Bad because it is obvious I am being separated from a large sum of money by one of these purchases. None of the options I listed is even in the realm of "cheap". Sigh.... I need some overtime.

45. meanestgenius

Posts: 21595; Member since: May 28, 2014

It's definitely a great time to be on the hunt for a new smartphone! I am definitely looking forward to adding one of the new Windows Phones to my collection! But I agree, none of these will come cheap. The price we pay for wanting top tech!

54. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Same boat snow! I'm very much open to any of the three platforms this time around, contemplating the Note 5, Moto, iPhone, and waiting to see what the Lumia 950/XL is all about. Plus Vizio is rumored to be officially announcing its R series television on Oct. 6th as well, same day as the Lumias! I've gotta hold on tight to my wallet next month.

75. snowgator

Posts: 3617; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Great.... Coolness in the TV realm as well. Sigh... I need a lot of OT. I am close to needing a new TV for the first time in 7-8 years as well.

47. Zylam

Posts: 1811; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Was hoping they'd keep the capacitive buttons. I love on screen buttons on Android but somehow windows phone misses the mark, pretty used to the capacitive keys on my Lumia 1020.

61. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

I never get why anyone would want capacitive buttons over on screen ones there's simply no advantageous!

67. Plutonium239

Posts: 1178; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

I would fear a software glitch not bringing the software buttons up, where as the capacitive buttons are always there.

73. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Nope that never happened to me.

74. Plutonium239

Posts: 1178; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

I know its unlikely, but i fear it.

66. redbaronk12

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

"5.7 inches in diameter", is the XL a giant watch?

68. Sealblaighter

Posts: 426; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

All of their devices are black in the front. I just hate that!

69. 27satz

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

I highly doubt that Blackberry and Microsoft can grab market share just like that. Both would be expensive and I don't think people are ready to spend more than $350 for a smartphone. Only Apple fanboys does.

72. Plutonium239

Posts: 1178; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

It really depends. Windows 10 on these devices offer capabilities that no other devices do. Enterprise will be drawn by these devices. At the company where I work, cellphones and laptops are issued. Phones for texting/calling/reading work email on the go. Laptops for use with Microsoft office and web browsing on our intranet. Now, with these devices the company will only need to issue these phones because they can be hooked up to a dock and a larger display and perform the same functions as the laptop with no significant differences. We already have dock stations for the laptops to hook them up to another display, now we could just hook up the phone and start working just as we would on a regular laptop.

76. jugga

Posts: 28; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

cant wait to own one of these
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