Microsoft reveals Australian outright pricing for Lumia 950 and 950 XL
Microsoft's new flagship Windows 10 smartphones, the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL will retail for AUD$999 and AUD$1,129 respectively, according to a listing on the company's online store. The two recently announced devices have yet to have a local release date confirmed, but will be available before the end of the year.
Both the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL will be available in a choice of black or white. Pricing for accessories such as the Microsoft Display Dock have yet to be revealed.
Microsoft has yet to confirm which local telcos will carry the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL on contract.
Microsoft is pitching it's two new Lumia devices as smartphones that can also be a PC. Once connected to a monitor using the aforementioned Display Dock, the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL present the user with a traditional Windows desktop environment, almost identical to what one would find in Windows 10. Apps will render as if they were being run on a PC or notebook, rather than on a smartphone, and users are able to connect a USB mouse and keyboard via the dock.
The pair share similar high-end specifications; screen size is the major difference. The Lumia 950 features a 5.2-inch Quad HD display, a six-core Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, a 3000mAh removable battery, wireless charging, and a USB Type-C connector. The Lumia 950 XL will allegedly feature a bigger 5.7-inch Quad HD display, an eight-core Snapdragon 810 processor, an a 3340mAh battery.
Both handsets utilise a 20MP rear-facing cameras and 5MP front-facing cameras that can be triggered via a dedicated camera button. The phones also feature an integrated iris scanner, allowing users to log in without the need for a passcode.
Update (11/11/15): Microsoft Australia’s online store now says the phones will retail for AUD$999 and AUD$1,129 for the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL respectively. This story previously said they were to be priced at AUD$1,099 and AUD$1,199.