Yesterday was a big day for Microsoft. The company didn’t only reveal Windows 10 Mobile handsets, but also redefined the PC with the new Surface Book and Surface Pro 4, and introduced the Microsoft Band 2 as well. As for the Lumia 950 and 950 XL, they are set to launch in November, carrying a $549 and $649 price tag, respectively.
However, what about those eager fans living in the UK? Well, Microsoft has listed both handsets in the UK store. The Lumia 950 will set you back by £499.99 while its bigger sibling will cost a little higher, that is, £549.99. There’s no exact availability date listed on the product page, but users can sign up to know as soon as the handset goes up for sale in the region — it should launch in November, but we’ll update you as soon as we learn more.
As far as the specifications are concerned, the Lumia 950 rocks a 5.2-inch display sporting a resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor. There’s 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot which supports up to 200GB of additional storage and ships with Windows 10 Mobile out of the box. There’s a 20MP PureView camera for photos and videos, as well as a 5MP front-facing camera, and a 3,000 mAh battery to make sure you don’t run out of juice at important times.
The bigger Lumia 950 XL carries most of the traits of the Lumia 950, but has some noticeable changes when it comes to hardware. The handset boasts a bigger 5.7-inch display sporting a resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels. The phablet also comes with a slightly powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and Adreno 430 GPU compared to Adreno 418 in the Lumia 950. Furthermore, there’s a bigger 3,340 mAh battery to make sure you get a decent battery time.
Microsoft store isn’t the only place where the handset will go on sale, it’s likely that it will also go on sale on major retailers and carriers in the region. We’ll update you as soon as we hear anything about the carrier pricing.Further reading: Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, Microsoft, Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile