Windows 10 Mobile 950 XL pricing rumors surface

More and more rumors are surfacing about the upcoming devices Microsoft is expected to announce at their Windows 10 devices event on October 6th in NYC. The most recent rumor to surface this morning is not press renders and not so much anything related to hardware specifications, but one of the other important figures, pricing. Specifically, the pricing of Microsoft’s upcoming flagship phones for the new Windows 10 Mobile OS.

Smartphone France reported recently (via WMPU) that Microsoft’s new Lumia 950 and 950XL will be comparably priced to the iPhone 6s and the 6s+, possibly slightly cheaper, but still definitely priced as expensive premium phones. However, there will reportedly be a great value to the phone not offered by other flagships, as Smartphone France believes that the 950XL specifically will come bundled with €200 Euros worth of accessories. These accessories weren’t named in the article but the bundled accessories could be any number of the rumored add-ons expected to be announced on October 6th, which includes a dock to support the new Continuum feature of Windows 10 Mobile, a smart cover, and a stylus for the 950XL.

Smartphone France also stated in their listing of the 950 XL’s specifications that the MicroSD capacity will support up to 2TB. Just to review, our roundup of the rumored specifications of the both the Lumia 950 and 950 XL include:

Lumia 950

  • Matte White, black, or blue polycarbonate body
  • 5.2-inch WQHD (1440×2560) OLED display
  • Snapdragon 808, 64-bit Hexa-core
  • Iris scanner (infrared) for Windows Hello
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot
  • 20MP PureView rear camera
  • 5MP Wide-angle front facing camera
  • 3000 mAh removable battery
  • Qi wireless charging with flip cover
  • USB Type-C

Lumia 950 XL

  • Matte White, black, or blue polycarbonate body
  • 5.7-inch WQHD (1440×2560) OLED display
  • Snapdragon 810, 64-bit Octa core
  • Iris scanner (infrared) for Windows Hello
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot
  • 20MP PureView rear camera with triple LED flash
  • 1mm silver ring inside the circumference of the black camera pod
  • Aluminum side buttons
  • 5MP Wide-angle front facing camera
  • 3300 mAh removable battery
  • Qi wireless charging integrated
  • USB Type-C

As October 6th approaches it wouldn’t be surprising to see more rumors circulate about these devices, along with everything else expected to be shown off by Microsoft. But until Satya Nadella and company take the stage in NYC don’t forget to take each rumor with the appropriate grain of salt. Stay tuned to WinBeta for all the news leading up to October 6th and our coverage from the event itself.

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