Microsoft Mobiles has been one of the most controversial names in recent times.
The mobile phone division of Microsoft, this unit has not been doing as well as it was expected to do in the markets when it was initially created.
Back when Microsoft took over the mobile phone division of Nokia, it was highly anticipated that the company is going to skyrocket towards success and there are going to be many major releases that will follow.
Microsoft was leading all expectations and was riding on a wave of positive sentiment, however, it was apparently just a ‘sentiment’ as everything fell flat on its face as Microsoft ended up making major losses with the Nokia deal.
The Microsoft Mobiles division, despite all hopes and expectations never actually took off the way it was expected to, and the company ended up suffering major losses.
Microsoft’s financial statements showed a loss of nearly 8 Billion USD and close to 8,000 employees being let off.
Recent reports have indicated that another 1,000 employees are at risk of losing their jobs.
Microsoft Mobiles has ended up being a major disaster for Microsoft, and the company has been trying to fix it since quite a long time.
Despite many people expecting that Microsoft might eventually bow out of the markets, the company has remained adamant and has introduced newer phones into the markets, which is expected to help the company grow further into the markets.
The latest in the line of these efforts is the release of the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL:
Microsoft Lumia 950, as well as Lumia 950 XL have officially been announced to release on the 20th of November.
The phones come out into the markets with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
Both the phones can be expanded up to 2TB of internal storage.
Microsoft has also announced both the phones to release with 20MP of primary camera which will feature the Carl Zeiss technology, along with a 5MP wide angled front camera.
Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL both feature USB C technology, as well as 4G LTE support.
Both the phones feature liquid cooling technology where chipsets are protected from overheating with the help of ‘surface class liquid’.
Microsoft Lumia 950 comes in with 5.2 inches of screen and runs on the Snapdragon 808 SoC, while the ‘XL’ variant of the Lumia 950 comes with a larger, 5.7 inched screen, and comes with the Snapdragon 810 SoC.
The Lumia 950 is priced in at $549, while the Lumia 950 XL comes in at $649.