Microsoft has started selling the flagship smartphone, the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL in Russia. Local prices for new items are much higher than in the U.S., in terms of rubles at the current exchange rate. Official Lumia 950 price is 44 990 rubles, Lumia 950 XL will cost 49 990 rubles. Both models will go on sale November 25.
The Junior model is equipped with a display diagonal of 5.2 inches, the eldest has a 5.7-inch screen, but the resolution of the AMOLED screens of the same – 2560×1440. Lumia 950 is equipped with six-core Snapdragon 808 and battery on 3000 mAh, 950 XL – with 8-core Snapdragon 810 chip and the battery pack 3340 mAh.
The amount of RAM in both the smartphones are identical – 3 GB, flash memory is also equally 32 GB; supports microSD cards. The resolution of the main camera, equipped with a triple flash and optical image stabilization, is 20 megapixels, front – 5 megapixels.
The main feature of the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL — support corporate functions Hello and Continuum. Using Hello the owner can unlock the gadget, bringing it to his face. Continuum allows you to use your smartphone as a desktop computer by connecting it to an external display and keyboard.
“According to our data, in the first three quarters of 2015 the share of Windows Phone in Russia increased from 10.6% to 12.1%, said the head TelecomDaily Denis Kuskov. Is expected that by the end of 2015 the share of Windows Phone will be not less than 12,5-13%”.
Senior analyst, IDC Russia CIS Natalia Vinogradova noted that the share of mobile operating system Windows Phone in the Russian market in the first nine months of 2015 increased 3.2% to 6.9% in volume. “A year earlier this figure stood at 3.7%, she said. The increasing share, in her opinion, positively influenced the popularity of the brands Microsoft and Nokia, the increase in the number of apps in the Windows store, the presence of a range of models in the budget price segment and active cooperation with Microsoft distribution channel and sales.
The sales start of the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL in matte black and white versions timed to the launch of the official online Microsoft store. It opened on November 24, shipping to Russia is free.
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