Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Capital Business
Capital Business
Lumia 950 and 950 XL

Gadgets & Apps

Lumia brings PC capabilities to new devices powered by Windows 10

Lumia 950 and 950 XL

Lumia 950 and 950 XL

Microsoft has unveiled a new range of phones that combines the robust Windows 10 operating system launched late last year with the latest hardware, promising to equal or better your PC.

The Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL premium phones allows users to run their phones as personal computers through the Continuum feature and Microsoft Display Dock which connects the devices to any HD screen.

What that really means is that in the absence of a laptop or desktop, you can still use your phone to scale apps on a bigger screen when connected, or work on an Office document, browse the Internet and even stream full HD movies downloaded from the Windows Store.

The 950 range will allow you to use your phone independently to do something different, for instance, taking a call or sending a text message while you continue to enjoy apps on the bigger screen.

“One of the guiding principles of the Microsoft devices vision is that it’s not just about the device itself, but what you’re able to get done with it,” said Kingori Gitahi, Product Manager, Microsoft Devices East Africa.

“The simple fact is that the most personal device that we have to get things done is our phone and we are working tirelessly to make sure that we do our best to give consumers the most productive phones on the planet which fits right into our mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.”

Microsoft dockWith the latest-generation PureView cameras with 20-megapixel sensors, triple LED natural flash and 4K video capture, the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL enable faster focus and crisper images and videos even in challenging conditions.

Microsoft says it has more than 200 million monthly active devices around the world running on Windows 10 with a target on 1 billion devices by 2018.

Windows 10 comes with features like Cortana, Windows Hello, Microsoft Edge, Continuum and the Xbox app that makes it easy to work seamlessly with a PC, tablet, or phone.

The Lumia 950 retails for Kshs 65,000 while the XL version retails for Kshs 69,999. For a limited period of time, both phones will come with the Microsoft Display dock free of charge.

In addition to the 950 series, Microsoft has also introduced the Lumia 650 and Lumia 550. The 650 is a response to Windows fans who expressed their wish for an affordable and sleek phone built for business. Priced at Sh23,000, the Windows 10 Lumia 650 has an aluminum frame, making it the lightest Windows phone yet. It also features up to 200GB of expandable memory for flexibility on the go.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Microsoft Lumia 550 combines 4G LTE superfast Internet with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor plus Microsoft services for Sh13,999.

Click to comment

More on Capital Business

Executive Lifestyle

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 12 – The country’s super wealthy individuals are increasing their holding of bonds, gold and cash, a new report by Knight...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 9 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi has urged members of the public to exercise extreme caution when making any...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 24 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi is set to own half of Centum Investment Company PLC, following a go-ahead...

Ask Kirubi

It is without a doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has caught the whole world by surprise. Although its full impact is yet to be...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 18 – Commercial Banks have been ordered to provide relief to borrowers on their personal loans, with loans eligible from March...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun17 – Kenya’s tea leaves manufacturer Kericho Gold, has been awarded the Superbrands Seal by Superbrands East Africa for their quality variety...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 13 – As the local telecommunications industry gears up to roll out 5G networks in the country, the Communications Authority of...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 22 – Airtel Kenya is offering free internet access for students in order to enable continued learning at home in the...