Lumia 950 specs, release date: 950 and 950 XL models tipped for October release, running on Windows 10


Microsoft is making its way back to the smartphone race with the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL handsets. Although there is no official word yet regarding the details from the company, an alleged leak of specifications indicate that both phones may come with 2k screen display.

The specs were first posted on Chinese website IT Home and tech site Techno Buffalo. The reports suggested that the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL codenamed Talkman and Cityman respectively, will be fully made of metal departing from the bright plastics used by other Lumia models.

The smaller Talkman will support 5.2-inch screen while Cityman will offer a slightly bigger 5.7-inch display.

Both devices are speculated to have 20-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front shutter with Cityman featuring something called “three flash” for its back lens.

Under the hood, Talkman is powered by Hexacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, internal memory of 3GB of RAM and 32GB built-in storage. On the other hand, Cityman will run on an Octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset partnered by the same memory capacity. The batteries will be removable. The smaller version comes with 3,000mAh battery while the bigger model will sport a 3,300 mAh battery.

When it comes to the operating system, both devices are said to be the first ever smartphones to be equipped with the latest OS made by Microsoft the Windows 10.

For added features, it will also have the breakthrough technology, the USB Type-C port which can function both for charging devices and for transferring data.

There are several conflicting reports for the expected release of the latest Lumia installments with some claiming that it will hit the market on October this year. If it isn’t released by October, there are hints that it will come a month after.