Lumia 950 Expected To Be Sold Through AT&T Starting This Friday

Omar Sohail
Posted Nov 10, 2015
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After the announcement of both Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, it was only a matter of time before one of the devices was going to be sold through a U.S. carrier.

Sources State That Lumia 950 Is Going To Be Sold Through AT&T This Friday

According to a source, Friday, or November 20 is going to be the day when Lumia 950 is going to be sold through the U.S. carrier AT&T. The source has also mentioned that the smartphone’s larger screen sized cousin, Lumia 950 XL is not going to be sold through the carrier, which is quite disappointing since it would be breaking the hearts of several consumers wanting to get their hands on the phablet sized variant of the smartphone duo.

One of the reasons why the carrier has decided to launch the smartphone this close to Black Friday was because there was an update suggesting that Windows Hello’s iris scanner feature was going to be enabled. However, AT&T has yet to confirm whether or not Windows Hello will be available this Friday for consumers to use. There is no word on the on-contract pricing but the source states that $99 sounds quite reasonable. In our opinion, it sounds a bit too reasonable, considering that the off-contract pricing of the device stands at $549.

We will obviously wait for more details to come through. Lumia 950 is quite an impressive smartphone, despite the fact that it will face backlash from several smartphone power users that the platform is limited to applications. According to our previous reports, the rear camera sensor is in a whole different league, and when pitted against Lumia 1520, you can clearly see how far camera technology has come through.

Additionally, there were more image samples taken from the rear sensor, and you will see how detailed these images are right here. Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL sport a 20MP advanced BSI sensor, and if you want to capture images in a low-light environment or want to focus on an object, then the camera’s aperture of F1.9 will be the perfect weapon for this kind of scenario.

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Additionally, there is a triple-LED natural flash, coupled with a fifth-generation optical image stabilization chip that will clearly snap images with minimum amount of blur. Moreover, smartphone cameras are limited when ISO sensitivity is concerned but these camera sensors go all the way up to ISO 12800, although if you increase this value, the image might appear brighter in low-light conditions, at the cost of image and video quality. Since these devices are high-end, there is support for 4K video at a steady frame rate of 30FPS, and for selfies, there is a 5-megapixel wide-angle front-facing camera.

If you want to know more about the specifications of Lumia 950, they have been listed in the table below. Is this smartphone going to be your next purchase? Let us know your thoughts.

Microsoft Lumia 950 specifications  
Screen size5.2 inches
Operating system Windows 10 Mobile
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
Processor 4 x Cortex-A57 cores running at 2.0GHz + 4 x Cortex-A53 cores running at 1.50GHz
RAM3GB
Internal storage 32GB
External storage Expandable up to 200GB
Chassis materialPolycarbonate
Qi Wireless capable Yes
Charging portUSB Type-C
Fast Charge capability Yes
Rear camera20MP
Front camera5MP
Battery capacity3,000mAh (removable)
Height145mm
Width73.2mm
Thickness8.2mm
Weight150 grams
Price$549

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