Microsoft unveils Lumia 950 and 950XL in Kenya. The phones have computer features meant to enhance productivity.
“One of the guiding principles of the Microsoft devices vision is that it’s not just about the device itself, but what you’re able to get done with it,” said Kingori Gitahi, product manager at Microsoft Devices East Africa.
“We are working tirelessly to make sure that we do our best to give consumers the most productive phones on the planet.”
The 5.2-inch Lumia 950 uses a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, and comes with 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage space. The good news is under the rear cover is a MicroSD card slot that can raise this number by a massive 200GB, plus there’s a removable 3000mAh battery that can be wirelessly charged. The AMOLED 2560 x 1440 pixel screen is fitted to a 150 gram body that measures 8.2mm thick.
On the other end, Lumia 950XL comes with the Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor and equipped it with the same amount of RAM and internal storage space. The removable battery’s capacity has increased to 3340mAh.
The screen size has also been increased to 5.7-inches, and although it has the same 1440p resolution, it’s covered in Gorilla Glass 4, rather than Gorilla Glass 3 on the Lumia 950. The device is slightly heavier at 165 grams, and a little slimmer at 8.1mm.
The two phones have a 20-megapixel, f/1.9 aperture, 6-lens camera on the rear, equipped with optical image stabilization, a triple LED flash, and a dedicated camera shutter release. On the front, it’s the same 5-megapixel wide-angle selfie camera, that can shoot 1080p video. The rear camera can shoot 4K video at 30fp.
The phones also come with Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950XL 95 are retailing at Sh65,000 and Sh69,999 respectively. Others are Lumia 650 and 550 retailing at Sh23,000 and 13,999 respectively.