Microsoft has pulled the covers off a range of Windows 10 powered devices, unveiling three Lumia devices and its first laptop. The tech giant also showed off the new Surface Pro 4 tablet, the Band 2 and the HoloLens Development Edition .
First up is the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Dual SIM, which will hit stores in November for $649. The handset sports a 5.7-inch AMOLED WQHD (2560 x 1440p) display with a pixel density of 518ppi and Gorilla Glass 4 protection. Its daily processes are conducted through a 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, with assistance from 3GB of RAM.
Microsoft has equipped the 4G-ready phone with a unique liquid cooling system to prevent overheating. The phone flaunts a 20MP Zeiss PureView autofocus rear camera with triple-LED flash and OIS, alongside a 5MP full HD wide-angle front snapper for selfies. Its 3340mAh battery can be powered up wirelessly or through a USB-C Fast Charging cable. It contains 32GB of ROM, expandable up to 200GB.
Main specifications of the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Dual SIM:
– OS: Windows 10
– Display: 5.7-inch AMOLED, 2560 x 1440 pixels
– Storage: 32GB, expandable till 200GB
– CPU: 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810
– RAM: 3GB
– Camera: 20MP rear, 5MP front
– Battery: 3340mAh
– Connectivity: 4G, Wi-Fiac, Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS, GLONASS, USB-C
Moving on to the $549 Lumia 950 Dual SIM, the smartphone has a lot in common with its fellow flagship handset. The main differences lie in its 5.2-inch screen, 3000mAh battery and hexa-core 1.8GHz Snapdragon 808 SoC. Both devices come with Microsoft’s new Windows Hello feature, which utilizes an infrared sensor to unlock the phone by scanning for the user’s face.
People can now transform the new Lumia models to a Windows PC through a Display Dock. The tiny box has a USB-C slot to plug in the devices and further provides 3 USB ports, a DisplayPort and an HDMI slot. Individuals will be able to use it to connect gadgets like a keyboard, mouse and monitor; with the handset essentially functioning like a portable computer.
Rounding up the new phones on the table is the affordable Lumia 550, set to retail for $139 in December. The handset carries a 4.7-inch 720p display and is fueled by a 1.1GHz quad-core Snapdragon 210 CPU. It possesses 1GB of RAM and 8GB of ROM, expandable till 200GB. The 3G-enabled handset houses a 5MP main camera with LED flash and a 2MP front-facing camera.
Next up is Microsoft’s maiden venture into laptop territory, the Surface Book. The hybrid device will be available on October 26 at the starting price of $1499. It has a detachable 13.5-inch 3000 x 2000p screen with a unique dynamic fulcrum hinge that makes sure the display stays in place. The brand claims the gadget has a battery life of 12 hours in laptop mode.
The Book ships with a Surface Pen and two USB 3.0 ports. Buyers can choose to stuff the device with a maximum of 1TB of SSD storage and 16GB of RAM. The processor is customizable too, with the option of either the 6th gen core i5 with Intel HD graphics or the i5/i7 with an NVIDIA GeForce GPU. There’s also an 8MP rear camera with autofocus and a 5MP front snapper on board.
For those who want a pure tablet with similar specs, Microsoft has introduced the latest Surface Pro 4. Differences consist of a 12.3-inch display with a resolution of 2736 x 1824p, 9 hours of battery life, one USB 3.0 slot, and 3 different CPU options of 6th gen Intel m3, i5 and i7. It can be bought on October 26 beginning at $899.