The name is definitely Lumia 950 XL, not 940 XL, the announcement date October 6, the venue New York City, the pre-loaded software build Windows 10 Mobile, and the commercial deadline close by, if Microsoft wants to seize a slice of oh-so-scrumptious smartphone holiday sales.
But what about hardware specifications? A placeholder European retailer listing that apparently solved the pricing puzzle refrained from spelling anything out with regard to screen size and resolution, processing power, RAM count, cameras or battery capacity, which perhaps suggested very little on the front was set in stone.
Then again, we’ve heard credible Snapdragon 810 or 20 MP stories several times in the past, and a render making the rounds yesterday, plus a screenshot now support essentially all the intel thus far disclosed.
Well, the rear shooter’s megapixel tally isn’t mentioned this time around, but the SD810 SoC, aka MSM8994, is, sparking fears of overheating and general system instability once again. There’s also further corroboration of a respectable though short of record-matching 3GB memory toll, and 2,560 x 1,440 display resolution.
As the name makes it crystal clear, the Lumia 950 XL will tredge on phablet turf, albeit at 5.7 inches, it should still deliver excellent pixel density. A sizable 3,300 mAh battery, microSD-expandable 32GB internal storage, USB Type-C connectivity, 5MP front-facing cam, Qi wireless charging, and iris recognition shall likely wrap up a pretty impressive list of premium features, well worth $750 or so contract-free stateside, especially with a series of bundled accessories.
Source: Nokia Power User