Microsoft Unveils Lumia 950 and 950 XL Phones

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Microsoft is abandoning any pretense of capturing the mass-market smartphone segment. Instead, the company has unveiled the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, a duo of new Windows smartphones targeting high-end enterprise customers. The Lumia 950 has a 5.2-inch OLED display, while the Lumia 950 XL sports a 5.7-inch OLED display, and both have the same 2,560 x 1,440 pixel resolution. Each runs 3GB of RAM and Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon chipsets, with a six-core CPU for the Lumia 950 and eight-core for the Lumia 950 XL. Another common feature is 32GB of built-in storage and MicroSD card slots for expanded storage, along with a 20-megapixel rear camera equipped with a triple-LED flash and optical-image stabilization. Both phones will be the first to feature Microsoft’s Continuum technology, allowing users to plug their device into a palm-sized cube called the Microsoft Display Dock. The phone can then be connected to a monitor and used as a Windows PC. The dock will feature HDMI, DisplayPort and USB ports. Both phones will be available in November.