Can’t wait for the 15th December? You can finally secure your Microsoft Lumia 950 unit before its official launch. Online retailer Lazada has started offering pre-orders for the new flagship device and they are giving out the Microsoft Display Dock worth RM309 to the first 50 customers.
The Lumia 950 that comes with a 5.2″ display is priced at RM2,700, which is close to what we’ve seen earlier. The pre-order page mentions that it will be fulfilled by a Microsoft Authorised Seller, which is the same party that handled the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 pre-order. Stock availability wise, Lazada is listing 18th December as its estimated time of arrival.
If you’re looking for something bigger, the phablet sized Lumia 950 XL has appeared as well with a retail price of RM3,000. Like the Lumia 950, they are giving away Free Microsoft Display Dock to the first 50 customers. Unfortunately it isn’t available for pre-orders at time of writing.
Microsoft Lumia 950
To go thru the specs, the Lumia 950 is their compact flagship offering with a 5.2″ Quad HD display that runs on a 1.8GHz Hexa-Core Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board storage which is expandable via microSD. In terms of optics, it gets a 20MP PureView camera with OIS and the front gets a 5MP selfie shooter. Keeping the lights on is a 3,000mAh capacity battery that juices up quickly via a USB Type-C Port or Wirelessly using Qi Standard.
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
The big brother of the lot, the Lumia 950 XL gets a larger 5.7″ Quad HD screen and it also receives a boost in performance with a 2.0GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 810 processor with 3GB of RAM. It also receives 32GB of on-board storage and the same 20MP main and 5MP front camera combination. As you would expect from a bigger device, it gets a larger 3,340mAh capacity battery.
Microsoft Display Dock
Both Lumia 950 and 950 XL are running on the latest Windows 10 for Mobile. To complete the full experience, the Microsoft Display Dock allows you to turn your smartphone into a desktop-like PC. You can plug in an external monitor, keyboard and mouse, and the dock lets you work on your MS Office and Outlook tasks similar to a full fleged Windows 10 PC up to 1080p full HD resolution.
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