Microsoft may launch Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL in India on November 30, just over a month after the flagship phones were announced internationally. Microsoft is hosting an event in New Delhi on Nov 30 but hasn’t confirmed what it’s planning to unveil during the event.
However earlier Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL were expected to arrive in India only by December. The company’s CEO Satya Nadella had said as much during the Future Unleashed event which was held earlier this month. The earlier date is a welcome surprise given the tech giant’s track record of delaying the release of its devices in the country.
The news of the event comes via Windows Central, which states that formal invites have not been issued yet. The site speculates that Microsoft may also introduce its Display Dock accessory in India at the same occasion. The tiny gadget enables the new Lumia smartphones to turn into a fully-functioning portable Windows 10 PC.
The Display Dock has been decked out with 3 USB slots, an HDMI port, a DisplayPort and a USB Type-C slot to connect the Microsoft devices. Users will be able to plug in external accessories like a monitor, keyboard and mouse. The manufacturer is yet to comment on the cost or availability for these products.
Specifications of the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL :
– OS: Windows 10
– Display: 5.7-inch AMOLED, 2560 x 1440 pixels
– CPU: 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810
– Storage: 32GB, expandable till 200GB
– RAM: 3GB
– Camera: 20MP rear, 5MP front
– Battery: 3340mAh
– Connectivity: 4G, Wi-Fiac, Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS, GLONASS, USB-C
The Lumia 950 is priced at $549 (approx Rs 35800), while the 950 XL goes for $649 (about Rs 42300) in USA. Both are equipped with a unique liquid cooling system which prevents the units from overheating. The models also come with Windows Hello, which uses an infrared camera to unlock the phone by just scanning for the owner’s face.
We expect the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL to hit markets in India a few weeks after the November 30 launch event. We’ll keep you informed on any updates regarding the handsets announcement.