UPDATE: AT&T has confirmed that it'll sell the Lumia 950. Pricing and launch details will be announced later.
Microsoft fans have been waiting a long time for a new flagship smartphone, and today they not only got one, they got two of ‘em.
The Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL are the newest high-end Windows smartphones, boasting several features that are appearing on the platform for the first time. For example, both phones have 2560x1440 AMOLED displays, with the Lumia 950’s measuring in at 5.2 inches and the Lumia 950 XL being 5.7 inches. They’ve both got high-end processors, too, with the Lumia 950 offering a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 and and the Lumia 950 XL boasting an octa-core Snapdragon 810. And Microsoft has included liquid cooling tech with its new phones, as well.
Another notable feature included in both the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL is an infrared iris scanner. Like the fingerprint readers included in many recent Android and iOS devices, Microsoft’s iris scanner lets you unlock your phone without having to swipe the lock screen. Unlike those fingerprint readers, though, Microsoft’s feature lets you unlock your phone by looking at it rather than placing your finger on a sensor.
— Lumia (@Lumia) October 6, 2015
Also included with Microsoft’s new Lumia phones are 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, microSD card slots, and USB Type-C ports that support fast charging. Speaking of charging, the Lumia 950 has a removable 3000mAh battery, while the Lumia 950 XL has a larger 3340mAh removable battery. Both phones have 20-megapixel PureView rear cameras with triple LED flashes and optical image stabilization, continuing the Lumia line’s focus on photography, as well as 5-megapixel wide-angle front cameras.
The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL will be available in November, with the smaller Lumia 950 carrying a price tag of $549 and the larger Lumia 950 XL getting priced at $649.