Report: Microsoft Lumia 950 launches on AT&T November 20th

Report: Microsoft Lumia 950 launches on AT&T November 20th
Those waiting for the U.S. launch of the Microsoft Lumia 950 via AT&T, can now circle November 20th on their calendar. This is not an official launch date yet, but has been rumored to be the release date by multiple sources. The phone will be available unlocked from the Microsoft Store, and as a carrier exclusive at AT&T. With a signed two-year pact, the phone could be offered for as low as $99, with an off-contract price of $549. The higher-spec'd Microsoft Lumia 950 XL will be available in the U.S., only from the Microsoft Store.

There is speculation that the phones were delayed so that the Windows Hello iris scanner could be enabled. With Hello up and running, users can open their handset with just a glance. While Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL buyers in the U.K. and Germany were receiving a free Display Dock (made for Continuum) with a pre-order of either model, so far there is no word about any promotions coming from Microsoft in the U.S. That doesn't necessarily mean that there won't be a deal offered in the U.S. for pre-orders of the Lumia 950 via AT&T. Pre-orders for the device could start as soon as this Friday.

The Microsoft Lumia 950 features a 5.2-inch AMOLED screen, with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. That works out to a pixel density of 565ppi. The Snapdragon 808 SoC is under the hood, with a hexa-core 1.8GHz CPU and the Adreno 418 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside, along with 32GB of native storage. A200GB capacity microSD slot is available to those who require additional storage.

On the back of the phone is a 20MP camera with an aperture of f/1.9, and OIS. On front, you will find a 5MP camera. A 3000mAh battery keeps the lights on, and Windows 10 Mobile is pre-installed.

Many of you have been anxiously awaiting the launch of the Microsoft Lumia 950 for some time now. If today's rumor is legit, you are less than two weeks away from holding the phone in your hand.

source: WindowsCentral

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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)



1. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Microsoft really needs to launch quicker when they have an announcement.. They are truly killing their own hype. Anyways this phone may be a good buy

2. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Been almost a year since the announcement and there is still no

3. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

There are

32. jontaylor07

Posts: 169; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

Announcement of what? This phone was announced on Oct. 6th, 2015. If you're referring to the software, it hasn't been released. We've known that iOS 10 is coming in 2016 for years, but there are no reviews for that either.

4. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Is it terrible I'm waiting on this because I'm starting to want multi-day battery life without tweaks or charger cases?

5. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Yep. Awful.

7. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

I know how you feel, when you switch from android to windows phone it feel weird that you do not have to charge up as much, for example when I switch from the note to lumia 1520 two years ago I usually have to charge the battery around 3pm to 4pm, but when I had the 1520 and check to charge it like I would normally do with a windows phone its still at 80 percent, I be mind boggle, on heavy use it last 1 day and 19 hours before it turn off on its own.....medium use can last 4 days and 1 hour......I do not know if I will still get those numbers with a 950 since the screen is a 2k resolution but if it can get 2 days of use that will be great

11. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

With my heavy use and lots of apps, I get about 18hrs before it hits 20% mark. On my note 3 I lasted about 8-12hrs. Till it hit the 20% mark.

35. jontaylor07

Posts: 169; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

Yeah, battery life on WP is great. That is not the reason I switched but it was a nice surprise. However, 10 is a little less battery friendly, but it still seems to be pretty good. I think 10 allows more background processes which might reduce battery life. However, 10 is pre-release, so we don't know how the RTM version will behave, it could be just as good as 8.1.

9. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Finally it's coming, can't wait

18. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Please Microsoft work with verizon to give us a true Microsoft Lumia flagship smart phone because there are none for sale there. do this for your verizon microsoft windows smartphone fans and users. we need you help

24. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

That would be great, since I have $800 in verizon gift

27. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

you mean talk to Verizon to stop asking microsoft for exclusive phones when they do not want to update them and then have customers come blame microsoft for not updating their phone.........all verzion do is cause a hindrance to Microsoft the 930 and icon are suppose to be same phone, but whatever verizon did made microsoft have to make it as a separate phone, whatever update for the 930 would not work on the icon it had to be custom.....while AT&T did not give such problems with their 1520 and the unlock global version lumia 1520........if they would take the phone as it is and not ask to change anything I think they would work with them more, look at what Microsoft is doing these new phones are the start of no more needed carriers to update

25. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Bring it. I have recently given my ATIV Neo to someone, so I grabbed a cheap Lumia 640 to pass the time. I am actually blown away by the quality of a $60 device. It really sells me on the idea that MS is going to put out a truly amazing device. I am excited for the 940, and an unlocked 940XL. This is going to be a fun season to need a new phone.

30. Tamer81

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

It's 950(XL) but I get it. This phone is going to be mine soon I hope. I preordered it last week from a dutch site. Can't wait to snap some pictures with it. I really like Windows 10 Mobile a lot. It looks well designed and has some new great features. Cheers

36. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Yep- sorry. I knew 950/950XL, but having just purchased the 640, the "4" was stuck in my brain. Thanks for the correction. Don't be shy about your opinions on the XL when you get it!! I may just order that unlocked from the MS store to use on AT&T here in the States. There are a few hardware advantages to it over the 950.

31. Xx93_M_93xX

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 07, 2015

hello my new phone dady is waiting ...

34. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Mr. Elop was in charge of windows smart phones but made a huge mistake of issueing mid priced and low priced Windows smartphones for so long People doubted Microsoft would ever again make a Flagship smart phone. Now Myerson and Panos of Microsoft are in charge and at least 1 or 2 new Windows 10 flagship smart phones will come to the market place next year. Folks there is a rumor about the creation of a Microsoft "Surface brand" business class smart phone using an intel CPU thus making it capable of running full desktop software as well as the new Universal apps. I want this smart phone more than any other because it will be a true PC smart phone and the BEST CONTINUUM microsoft smart phone of all because you will be able to run full PC Windows Desktop programs on a smartphone or connected to to a full sized HD monitor with a mouse and keyboard

37. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

What bothers me about the Surface Phone rumors are the facts that: A) No real photos of the device have come out. They are all renders. For a phone coming out next year (2 months away), I would put no stock in it until we see actual leaks. B) A Surface Phone would most likely be aimed at the business class, not consumers. Which, for those that are not aware, means very few bells and whistles to make it affordable for companies to mass adopt it. Camera, screen, memory, and a few other areas will be sacrificed if this is true. I would expect RAM and processor to be top notch though. It would need to be for proper functions of video conferencing, cloud connections and Office editing, and of course Continuum. My point being unless you are a business person- these two birds in the hand are better than the one in the 2016 bush.

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