Microsoft mistakenly posts up the Lumia 950 and 950 XL to official Web store

Microsoft mistakenly posts up the Lumia 950 and 950 XL to official Web store
We've seen the press renders. We've heard the numerous accounts of their specs and features. Now Microsoft has offered some legitimacy to the Lumia 950 and 950 XL by posting them up on one of its official retail sites. On a page over at the Windows maker's U.K. Web store, both handsets were showcased in all of their glory before being hastily removed. We managed to grab a screenshot before Microsoft pulled the plug, and finally, we have some official specs.

As has been apparent for quite a while now, the smaller of the two upcoming smartphones will include a 5.2-inch quad-HD display, while the 950 XL will offer a larger, 5.7-inch screen of the same resolution. A welcome enhancement for those who like to count up the pixels, it'll be the first handset out of Redmond to delve into the realms of quad-HD, while also being the first to run on Windows 10 Mobile out of the box. 

The listing also confirmed the 32 GB of on-board storage for each, although expansion via microSD is a possibility for those seeking a tad more real estate. Both will also house 20-megapixel rear-facing shooters featuring ZEISS optics. Since the higher-end Lumias have always prided themselves on impressive camera tech, we're expecting nothing less than a sensational point-and-shoot experience once more. 

Following a series of major press events from Samsung, Apple, and most recently Google, there's still plenty to look forward to in October. HTC is expected to take the wraps off its One A9 in a few weeks' time, and before that, these two highly-anticipated entrants from Microsoft will almost certainly make an appearance. 

Since they've been outed on the website now, it looks like Microsoft is ready to unleash these handsets. Unfortunately, despite the confirmation of key features, the prices remain absent. With a special event lined up for next week in NYC, though, we won't have to wait much longer. 

Are you looking forward to the new Lumia 950 duo? Let us know in the comments. 

source: Microsoft via PhoneScoop

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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)



1. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Omg, microsd 2TB? O.O But design is a deal breaker for me...

6. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

While the design sucks, the 2 phones are a step in the right direction for the entire industry. Why? Because the specs seem very closely related despite the difference in screen size. Found an interesting article about it:

7. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Surely people should know that the majority of SD card slots support up 2TB by now. This is not a new thing.

24. Penny

Posts: 1869; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Not MicroSD card slots in phones. I believe the largest support I've seen thus far in a phone is 256GB? This is kind of a new thing. Not that I care anyway, would never pay for a 1TB MicroSD card (anytime soon at least).

27. Konsento

Posts: 139; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

The LG G4 supports 2TB SD cards

28. Penny

Posts: 1869; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I stand corrected then. I guess it is a newer standard then not supported by many devices yet. Thanks for the info.

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I do like both Lumia 950 designs. No sure why WP fans would complain about that.

11. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

yes sir, i was playing with windows 10 for 2-3 months, couple lags like unfinished os, but it looks clean and sexy, if there will be more apps it will easy compete to iphone, i mean simplicity of os. big up for WINDOWS

13. epic_ninja420

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

omg it looks like..... a smartphone. they are all rectangle slabs of glass metal and/or plastic. Some have curved screens and some dont. I slap a case on mine and never look at anything other than the screen going forward. If the phone does what you need it to do then who cares what it looks like? Not like joe blow on the street cares what your phone looks like.

30. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

You are right. I never care about the design bcoz I alway purchase a case along with the device, so looks become useless on the very first day. But I do care about specs, bezels, screen to body ratio and price to specs ratio. Lumia 950 and 950XL, both are cool to me

20. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

I think we will see 1tb microsd nxt year :D, nice to see MSFT is supporting this (x86 phone? ;D)

23. Penny

Posts: 1869; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Design's not as bad as people are making it out to be in my opinion. Everybody formed their opinion based on internal renders a while ago and I think that notion has just kind of stuck. I think the XL looks pretty good, and the normal one looks okay. Silver ring was not the best decision.

31. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

with a removable back cover, we can make it colorful and unique. This is what I was doing with my previous Galaxy devices to change the taste every month or two. You human beings are incredible creature bcoz you tend to get bored with the same thing quickly, no matter how asthetically beautiful anything is. So no matter how beautiful Lumia will be, doesnt matter for long. Thanks God, I am not a human. I am a Doggie ;)

25. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2362; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

OS is a deal breaker for me....

29. Mattbssr

Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

The design isn't that bad IMO, I don't know why people are making a very big deal about it! It looks nice and more importantly the win10 UI looks very sexy!

36. asphaltpilot

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Unless you weren't going to put a case/cover on it (which almost nobody does) why do you care about design?

2. chamilatgamage

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 30, 2015

i used lumia 620 long ago. with smaller size, it was one of the best smartpone i used before my apple 4s/xperia z2. now it's time to try windows mobile with shining windows 10.

3. benno

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 17, 2015

The 950 is the last hope of the year. Nexus 5x was a but disappointing and not on my shopping list any more. Not sure I want to move away from droid but this should almost everything I need otherwise. ois+ awesome camera, sd card, qi, fast charge and most of all poly build. Hate hate hate glass build, dont really like metal build. Only other thing I would like is dual sim. But its not a deal breaker. This could be the one

32. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Nexus was never been in my shopping list but Nexus 6p changed me totally. Now lumia and LG G 4 Pro has to Wow me with specs.

4. Zylam

Posts: 1822; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Wonder how much of a mistake it really was, perhaps cashing in on the newly launched iPhone and Nexus hype. Ms seriously have to price these phones right, otherwise it will ruin not just Lumias but the whole Windows Mobile perception.

5. Bondurant

Posts: 785; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Good job Microsoft & Nokia. A worthy and fresh competitor to flagships from Iphone and Android.

33. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

There is no Nokia bro and you are praising Microsoft before official launch. How come? we dont even know the complete official specs yet

8. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

So, a windows nexus, but with more mega pixels?

9. senseiJ

Posts: 172; Member since: May 02, 2015

I had a windows phone last year and I don't think I'll be back anytime soon. While they have an impressive hardware, the software is dull, and the windows store is even duller. Hope Windows 10 do it right.

12. Jonas_london

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 02, 2014

Some chinese OEM like xiaomi and meizu comes up with excellent designs, why cant huge company like Microsoft cant get the design right.... Not everyone is obsessed about hardware they need a good looking phone but Microsoft didn't make one

34. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Plz dont give an example of chinese. Chinese can do certain things which huge companies wont. Big companies take us for granted, which chinese dont bcoz chinese want to sell as many as they can without having a credible name. Big companies want to rip us off due to their credible name.

14. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I do not see anything here that will make me switch from BlackBerry or Android. The hardware is mostly boring and I have never really liked Windows Phone UI.

15. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

waiting for a similar phone to support continuum on your said choice of platform.

26. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I have to see continuum before I know if it is useful to me. I tried WP back at version 7/7.5 I think. I though it had promise. If Microsoft built a phone with a really great camera like that 43 MP one, stereo speakers, fingerprint scanner, NFC, quick charging and the ability to run Android apps (to few WP apps just like too few BB apps) I would be interested.

16. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

I really hope Windows and Blackberry reach 10% each! I'm bored by iOS and Android! They are innovating nothing but copying each other.

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