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Add front-facing LED flash to Microsoft Lumia 950 XL’s rumored spec sheet

By Adrian Diaconescu August 28, 2015, 7:38 am

Smartphones with extremely well-endowed front cameras have blown up of late, and the selfie trend might impact Microsoft’s plans for a fall charge on next-gen iPhones and high-end Androids too. The recently rendered Cityman, aka Lumia 950 XL or 940 XL, has a lot going for it, based on fairly plausible gossip.

It’s big, at 5.7 inches in display diagonal, high-res, with 2,560 x 1,440 pixels in tow, a multitasking powerhouse, courtesy of 3GB RAM, and is shaping up to be the ultimate mobile photography tool, thanks to a 20MP PureView rear cam.

What you probably never suspected is the Windows 10 phablet reportedly aims to cater to self-portrait addicts also, letting them take crisp snapshots of themselves in the toughest lighting conditions. Including when it’s pitch-dark, the Lumia 950 XL should produce above-average selfies, despite its front-facing shooter sporting a middling 5MP sensor.

Lumia 950 XL front flash

That’s because a (very) close look at Cityman’s press render seems to reveal a… spot next to its secondary cam, which hints at an LED flash slapped to its face. That’s used to light up the surroundings of a handheld in need, and several device manufacturers have adopted it in the last few months. Mostly on nichey mid-rangers, like the HTC Desire Eye, Sony Xperia C4 and C5 Ultra, or BLU Selfie, so Microsoft may have an interesting angle to promote the Lumia 950 XL with.

Source: WM PowerUser


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