Monday, 8 February 2016

Microsoft Stretches Nigerian Smartphone Market With Lumia 950 and 950XL

Microsoft Nigeria has unveiled two of its latest Windows 10 mobile flagship smartphones; Lumia 950 and 950 XL, which shares the same code-base with Windows 10 desktop OS. The newest flagship devices to join the Lumia portfolio and the first to ship with Windows 10, the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL deliver a familiar and consistent experience that extends across your Windows devices, including innovative features like Windows Hello beta for Lumia and Continuum for phones.

Combined with stunning HD displays, new PureView cameras with 20 megapixel sensors and triple LED natural flash that shoot 4K video, as well as the latest in processing power, Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL represent the best innovation from Microsoft.
L-R: Business Manager, Nigeria, Microsoft Mobile Devices and Services, Paul Okeugo; General Manager, West East and Central Africa, Microsoft Mobile Devices and Services, Joseph Umunakwe and Head of Marketing, Nigeria & Ghana, ‎Microsoft Mobile Devices and Services, Olumide Balogun at the Lumia 950/950XL Media Roundtable held on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at the Microsoft Office, Civic Towers, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Speaking at the event, General Manager, West, East and Central Africa, Microsoft Mobile Devices and Services, Joseph Umunakwe reiterated Microsoft’s commitment to empowering every individual and organization on the planet to achieve more. “ The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL deliver a familiar and consistent experience that extends across your Windows devices from key apps like Office built-in to provide access to all your stuff via OneDrive and the cloud.” he said.

Head of Marketing, Nigeria and Ghana, ‎Microsoft Mobile Devices and Services, Olumide Balogun noted that the Lumia 950/950XL is a phenomena that drives seamless experience from productivity, security, usability and availability. He said, “Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL provide stunning displays, the latest in processing power, and improved battery life and quick charging. The Continuum for phones feature combined with the Microsoft Display Dock enables you to connect the phones to a monitor, mouse and keyboard and work like a PC.”


On the specs side, the Lumia 950 features a 5.2-inch AMOLED Display with 2560×1440 pixel resolution (564ppi). It is powered by 1.8HHz Snapdragon 808 64-bit hexa-core processor, has 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage and a microSD card slot for external storage.

Lumia 950XL sports a bigger 5.7-inch IPS display (2,560 x 1440 pixel) and 518ppi pixel density. Under the hood, the smartphone packs a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor.

In Nigeria, customers can purchase Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL at authorised Microsoft devices partner retail outlets.

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