Microsoft is throwing a Lumia 950 launch party and here’s how you can get an invite


Offering the best of Windows 10 in a mobile form factor, the flagship Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL are finally making an appearance in Malaysia. The folks at Microsoft Malaysia are throwing a launch party on the 15th of December and you can stand a chance to win passes to the event.


There are 20 pairs of passes up for grabs and all you’ll need to do is to tell them why you love the Lumia 950 by completing the following sentence: “I love the Lumia 950 and 950 XL as much as…”. You can try your luck over at their Facebook post and as usual, don’t forget to read the T&Cs.

To refresh your memory, the new Lumia 950/950 XL are Microsoft’s newest high-end smart phones since the launch of the Nokia Lumia 930. Announced back in October, these two smart phones are designed to deliver an integrated experince with its Windows 10 family of products. Apart from having the latest OS, both the Lumia 950 and 950 XL offers a high resolution Quad HD display in 5.2″ and 5.7″ screen sizes respectively. Under the hood, the larger Lumia 950 XL runs on a 2GHz Snapdragon 810 processor while the compact Lumia 950 gets a respectable 1.8GHz Snapdragon 808 unit. Both models come equipped with 3GB of RAM and has 32GB of storage as standard. If that’s not enough, you can easily pop-in a microSD card up to 2TB.

Photography should be one of its killer features with a 20MP f/1.9 PureView camera that’s assisted with triple-LED flash and Optical Image Stabilisation. It shoots videos in 4K with audio being captured by a 4 microphone set up. For selfies, both models get a 5MP f/2.4 wide angle camera upfront that supports Full HD video recording. Keeping up with times, Microsoft is putting a USB Type-C port on both models and it supports Qi Wireless Charging and Fast Charge. The Lumia 950 gets a 3,000mAh battery while the bigger sibling gets a larger 3,340mAh capacity unit. In the connectivity department, it ticks all the essential boxes including 4G LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1 and 802.11ac WiFi. While it may not have a fingerprint scanner like its high-end rivals, the new flagship Lumias support Windows Hello biometric authentication feature, which unlocks at a glance.

The biggest feature to look forward to is Windows Continuum. With an optional Display Dock, the Lumia 950/950 XL can be turned into a full PC experience. Just hook up a monitor, keyboard and mouse, and you can check emails and work on MS Office documents like you do on a desktop.

We don’t have local pricing details yet but the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL are priced in the US at US$549 (RM2,319) and US$649 (RM2,742) respectively. From what we’ve seen from SIRIM, we should be getting dual-SIM variants for both models.


Alexander Wong