Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL prices leaked by Spanish retailer

This past weekend, we told you that the upcoming Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is expected to launch in France at about the same price as the entry-level iPhone 6s, but with 200EUR worth of bundled accessories. Earlier today, a Spanish retailer appears to have leaked the price for both the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL

If this is a genuine leak, and not a faked one from a retailer that wants to get some attention ahead of Microsoft's big Windows 10 event scheduled October 6th, then the dual-SIM version of the Microsoft Lumia 950 will cost 659EUR ($738 at the current conversion rates), while the Lumia 950 XL will be priced at 749EUR ($838). Unfortunately, the listing does not mention if the two upcoming Windows 10 Mobile handsets will come with any accessories at this price.

For reference, bear in mind that that the iPhone 6s with 16GB of internal storage is priced at 739EUR in Germany, and at 749EUR in France. Apple has yet to announce the exact price in Spain, but we don't expect to see any significant price differences.

If you don't know by now, the Lumia 950 is expected to land with a 5.2-inch display with a resolution of 1440 by 2560 pixels (QHD), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset paired with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable internal storage, and a 3000mAh battery. The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, on the other hand, will likely come with a 5.7-inch QHD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset paired with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, and a 3300mAh battery. Both phones are expected to land with a 20MP PureView primary cameras and 5MP selfie shooters on the front.

What do you guys think of these prices? Are you expecting to see some accessories bundled at these prices?




1. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I Really Wish The 950 Wasn't QHD. FHD Might Have Compelled Me To Give It A Try.

9. Rydsmith unregistered

How are you from the US but can't comprehend when to capitalize and when not to?

14. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Maybe he was sharing the title of his new persuasive essay?

25. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I Just Like The Way All Caps Looks, That's All The Rude Grammar Police Aren't Needed.

30. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

HAHA I Hope You Love Fixing The Errors In This ^ Sentence.

32. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Actually it won't make any difference amoled don't draw more when at qHD and also your games won't run at QHD so no Fbs drop.

37. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Correction, QHD Amoled Draws Less Power Than QHD Lcd But Still More Power Than 1080p Amoled. Also QHD Does Affect FPS Because Even Tho The Games Don't Support QHD The GPU Still Has To Power The Whole 3,686,400 Pixels Of The QHD Display VS FHD Which Only Has 2,073,600 Pixels. Less Pixels Means Less Strain On The GPU, Which Also Mean Better FPS.

45. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Yeah i meant from the LCD QHD. And also the games fbs won't change since the soc it self can render at different resolutions just like desktop GPUs that's why off screen tests are there. And also the display of self can show all resolutions like when you look at a pic with less pixels you only see those pixels.

46. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

On A Smartphone The Display Resolution Does Affect The FPS Of Games. Doesn't Matter If A QHD Device Renders Games In 1080p Or Not, A Phone With The Same Internals As The QHD Device. Equipped With An FDH Display, That Device Will Have Better FPS That The QHD Device Even If Both Render The Same Games In 1080p. I Think GFX Sucks But In This Case It Proves My Point Cause It Renders In 1080p An 720p When Testing Devices.

2. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

That price is just too much imo. I'm rooting for you Microsoft but work on that price and bit

5. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Why is the price too much?

7. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

None of today's SmartPhones deserve that price for what they offer IMO. They're just limited pocket computers and I can't justify paying the price of a Surface Pro for such limited devices. The OnePlus One was the first reasonably priced SmartPhone and many more are spawning from it (not including the OnePlus Two)... Once SmartPhones finally evolve to this (, then I wouldn't feel ripped off paying such a hefty prices of today's SmartPhones. Money is no problem, just hate ripoffs with a passion.

13. kasemapiwat

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 17, 2014


27. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

That is what it has evolved to though... With continuum support, keyboard mouse support it is doing what those pictures show. Does it look like that? NO. However, price is subjective, the technology in the phone isn't on the lower end. The OnePlus is great, but it is lacking in some areas compared to this phone. Not only that it entered a saturated market and had to make a name for itself and it was a b to get. So you cannot expect all flagships to come in at 400bucks.

36. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Windows Phones are definitely on the right track and are slowly getting there, but still have a long way to go before they become as versatile as that. Continuum currently just scales bastardized Windows store apps for the Desktop, the phones currently don't support full-fledged desktop apps, and they're still plain cheap looking compared to that. Regarding "lower end" phones, dude, the OnePlus One is a Galaxy S5 priced right. The Galaxy S5 had advantages of: - More water resistant - Removeable battery - MicroSD card slot - IR Blaster - Fingerprint Reader - Better quality screen (only noticeable when you put it side-by-side) - Higher res and officially better rear camera (but doesn't make the OPO's own bad, especially with the OPPO camera app available along with it's F2.0 aperture size vs. the S5's f2.2) All but the latter 2 advantages are gone in this Note 5. The OnePlus One has the advantages of: - More premium magnesium build casing - Bigger screen and better screen to body ratio - Higher res and better front facing camera - 3GB of RAM for better multitasking (instead of just 2GB) - 64GB built-in storage (instead of just 32GB) - Officially bloatware free - Privacy Guard (a feature the S5 will be getting with Marshmallow) - Officially supports Root, so, tweak to your heart's content with software like XPosed (which literally gives you the ability to gain all of the GS5's features without installing a different ROM) and you'll still have a great official community to support you. - OS is both carrier and manufacturer independent. So, not only would I receive updates faster, but when both OnePlus and Samsung stop developing for the One and GS5, respectively, would still be receiving updates from Cyanogen for my OnePlus One and won't need to switch to a non-official ROM, facing compatibility problems around every corner... - Better price So, with all those advantages over the double-priced S5, not sure what you mean by "the technology isn't in the lower end"...

40. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I would reply more but it is obvious you are not getting it. Camera was weak and dissappointing, battery life weak, 3GB of ram is not ZOMG expensive and multitasking is only good when a battery supports it, it failed there. We can go on about S5 usb 3 support, fast charging. And front facing cam is like 3 bucks. OS is of personal choice, despite it not getting carrier bloat it cant take advantage of carrier things like wifi calling, though you can do 3rd party work arounds. I am not a root person, used to be, but lost interest so I don't care about rootability. Others do, +1. Continuum is not some upscaled app like android screen share. THIS RIGHT HERE SHOWS YOU KNOW LITTLE OF THE PROJECT. Then again I am sure you can google it and come in here acting like you know the concept. You can experience said apps RIGHT NOW on the desktop. Download News app from MS, Excel (which yes lacks some features), and others will come as the tools are finished. Continuum app is an anywhere app. It is not a mobile app, not a desktop app, it is an adjusting to device app. I am not saying it needs to be 700, cheaper is always better, but look at what phones have come out of the OnePlus profits... Oneplus 2, no nfc, no sd card, no removable battery. More expensive than what it is replacing. Samsung has produced how many phones with its profits? 30+? I want my next phone to be cheap, I just bought my 1520 for 200bucks and don't like to think my future replacement is 700+. But it is only worth the price someone is willing to pay.

41. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

You're obviously just pulling claims out if your behind, stopped reading right after the BS claim of "the battery was weak" are some red pills from PhoneArena ( and TechnoBuffalo (, take them when you're ready to end your BS spree.

42. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Here is some true pills, not the only tech site to quote weaker than expected battery Now compare that to what I feel the oneplusone competitor (similarspecs) 1520: Point being for 350-400 new, if you had an invite, or prepare for 100$+ to grab out unofficially when it was released. You are getting less camera, less battery life, no sd slot, more malware prone OS (subjective however but is an issue), no FM Radio, No NFC. And again this is IF you got your hands on one. They each have their cons, but don't act like somehow just because its 350 bucks it is somehow a flagship killer, its not. Not when you cant buy one. It could have everything and 200buck price point but if you cant buy it, whats the point... At any rate it is clear you think just because the OnePlus was priced under 400 that all flagships should be that price....

3. Bedz81

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 30, 2012

If the 950 was cheaper than the X Style then maybe i would have as backup but that price is sky high for an SD808 device. I'm still intrigued by WP as an old time user of WM6.5 and older

20. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

same here, I am interested but will never buy in such a high price point... it is just a windows phone, not high end android

4. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Windows Mobile phones just aren't worth premium prices with it's still massive lack of apps. And before anyone starts yes I do know WM has most of the big name apps but it's the hundreds of thousands of other apps it lacks that kills it.

6. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

1. Windows Mobile ended with Windows Mobile 6.5. 2. What massive lack of Apps am I missing and that will kill it for ME as a potential buyer of these new Windows 10 Mobile phones?

8. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Meant to say Windows Phone.

10. LordCaedus

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

Windows Phone ended with 8.1.

43. KBoom

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 23, 2015

Windows 10 Mobile is not officially released yet, so Windows Phone didn't end.

28. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Do you have hundreds of thousands of apps installed? I agree it needs major played stuff, like clash of clans, snapchat (which I am dumbfounded is even a thing) etc. However, it is not totally useless and in many ways imo above the rest. So hardware, yes certainly worth the price, all we need is the emulator for apk to become public and we wont care about apps.

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Microsoft hardware are always premiums price. I learnt that early with their PC hardware and Xbox accessories. When they have a sustainable customer base the price will remain high. Lumia is the first time i see Microsoft slashing its price aggressively. Might be better to hold for 3 - 6 months for a better price point. Besides Windows 10 prove that it may still need time to grow to a more stable OS.

33. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

I don't think so if it matters it have a lot more advantages from 8.1 and 7.

12. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

bundle $700, fine. But that better mean that I can get the regular phone for $500. I'll decide for myself if I want all that extra crap. MS is as bad as the shady car dealer who only wants to sell you the car with the extra options, trying to convince you that you "need" them..

16. killerpollo

Posts: 89; Member since: May 15, 2015

looool, the final nail in the coffin was that price, getting a OP2 or Moto X style or LG G4, great value at around $400 us dollars, at $650 and beyond you better sell me some f**king NASA s**t.

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