Some new Microsoft phones are amongst us.
Microsoft went all out yesterday showing us new hardware and their mobiles didn’t let us down. The new flagship Lumia 950 and 950 XL are impressive on appearance,Â fueledÂ by their Windows 10 Mobile system these devices appear to be pretty powerful devices.
On a hardware level yeah the new Lumia flagships have a 1.8GHz six-core processor powered Lumia 950, and a 2GHz eight core Lumia 950 XL.They also come with either a 5.2 inch or 5.7-inch AMOLED screen both at 2560Ã—1440 resolution, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, microSD expansion up to 2TB SD cards when these are available.
The rear of both phones also comes with a 20MP optically stabilised camera and a 5MP front camera, perfect fits for a ‘flagship’ status.
However when you look beyond the usual hardware specs and what this phone is actually capable of with the software it’s very impressive.
Microsoft used this time to demonstrate a new product called ‘Continuum’. The initial premise of this product is simple. Many companies now shout out about how their phones are as powerful or more powerful than most current desktops or laptops. Your mobiles carry most of your data, photos, files, applications, and the Operating system is a mobile version of a full desktop suite, so with Continuum, you use it as a bridge to plug in your mobile phone into and connect it up to a TV, a monitor or a projector and your phone instantly becomes a desktop device.
This could become theÂ ultimate in mass deploying Mobile devices inÂ business. Businesses would no longer need to purchase dozens of desktops or laptops for employees. Everybody has a mobile, ergo every employee can bring in their mobile and with the use of a continuum, plug it into a monitor and away you go, carry on with all of your projects at work or on the go all on the one mobile device.
It will be interesting to see if this device takes off and evolves and how much power these mobiles will actually provide through such a device, will it replace the traditional desktop or will they only be suitable for basic work based tasks such as document and email handling.
There is no specific release date for the 950 and 950XL as of yet.
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