Die hard Windows fans who have been looking forward to the eventual arrival of Microsoft’s Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL shouldn’t have to wait too much longer. Microsoft has sent out invitations to Indian Windows Insiders for the launch event of the two devices, set for 30 November in Mumbai and New Delhi, which hints at a possible Malaysian launch soon.
The event in Mumbai and New Delhi is set to begin at 6PM IST and attendees can get a chance to try out both devices as well as the Microsoft Display Dock. They would also get to experience a live demo of Continuum for Phones. This invitation came shorty after invitations to the 2nd November launch event in the UK were sent out.
Windows Insiders who are going will also be able to purchase a Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL at the event through a sales package that includes a Microsoft Display Dock.
Before you turn green with envy, this launch in India, coupled with the fact that both devices have already received certification from SIRIM, is a very good sign that you will be able to have these devices in your hands very, very soon.
As a recap, the Lumia 950 will come with a 5.2” Quad HD AMOLED ClearBlack display, pushing 2560×1440 pixels. The device will be running on a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 chip clocked at 1.8GHz paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
Though lacking the power of some of the other flagships launched this year, Windows devices are commonly known to be incredibly optimised, thus requiring less raw power. It will also come with a microSD card slot allowing for storage expansion of up to 200GB.
On the other hand, the bigger Lumia 950 XL will feature a larger 5.7-inch (2560×1440 pixels) QHD AMOLED ClearBlack display but with Gorilla Glass 4 on top instead of its younger brother’s Gorilla Glass 3.
Internals see the Lumia 950 XL powered by a 2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board memory. Like the Lumia 950, the Lumia 950 XL will also have an expandable microSD slot that will support up to 200GB of extra storage.
The Lumia duos party piece lies at the back of the phone in the form of a 20-megapixel PureView camera with a large f/1.9 aperture lens, OIS and a triple-LED flash. For more information on these devices visit our earlier posts on the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL passing through SIRIM.