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Microsoft plans to bring new Lumia flagships to India for Diwali 2015 shopping season

In just a few hours Microsoft’s Windows 10 hardware event kicks off in New York. There are a bunch of devices expected to be unveiled, the most anticipated among them being the new Lumia flagships – the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL along with the next-gen Surface Pro hybrid. And before Microsoft could get on stage to announce the availability of these devices in various markets, a new report by NPU now claims that they’ve been tipped about launch date of the upcoming Lumia flagships in India.

According to the report, the Windows maker plans to launch the new Lumia lineup for the 2015 Diwali shopping season in the country. The company will be rolling out three new smartphones namely the Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, Lumia 550, along with LTE dual-SIM variants of its already existing Lumia 640 and 640 XL.


The Lumia 550 is tipped to get a 5-inch HD display with Gorilla Glass 3, a quad-core Snapdragon chipset bundled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable internal storage and a 1905mAh battery. Optics expected include a 5MP primary cam along with a 2MP selfie cam.

While the flagship duo the Lumia 950 and 950 XL are expected to feature an Iris scanner along with wireless charging capabilities. The duo will also support the Windows Hello feature for biometric authentication along Continuum – a new feature that turns your smartphone into a PC.

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

The Lumia 950 will reportedly feature a 5.2-inch QHD (1440 x 2560) display, a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 chipset bundled with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage with microSD card support, a 3000mAh battery and a 20MP PureView camera along with a 5MP selfie cam. While its larger sibling, the Lumia 950 XL is tipped to get the same set of specs, except for its larger 5.7-inch QHD display, a Snapdragon 810 chipset and a slightly beefier 3300 mAh battery.


With five new devices catering to all price points, Microsoft’s catalogue of products does look impressive. It’ll be interesting to see what price point these handsets will be offered, given the ever growing demand of budget phones in the country. Diwali usually happens early in November, so we expect these devices to arrive in retail stores in the country around that time.