Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at the company's Future Unleashed event in Mumbai showcased the Surface Pro 4 tablet and announced that the device will be launched in India in January next year. The company also revealed that the newly-unveiled Windows 10-based phones; Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL will be released in the country in December this year. The Microsoft Lumia 950 and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL were launched globally at the company's Windows 10 Devices event in October, and are due to hit launch markets in November.
This is the first time that the Microsoft Surface tablet will be officially available in the Indian market. To be powered by Windows 10, the Surface Pro 4 will turn into a fully-powered laptop from a tablet while running all desktop software and will have a 12.3inch PixelSense display weighing just 766 grams.
As of the Lumia 950 XL, it comes with a stunning 5.7inch Quad HD display and a powerful octa-core processor, it’s most probably the Lumia you’ve been waiting for. Apps, games, and music are in one place with the brand new Windows Store and Cortana sends helpful reminders to all your Windows 10 devices. Office apps are easy to use on any screen size and Outlook Mail has the same rich editing tools as Microsoft Word. From Excel to entertainment, Windows 10 keeps your digital life in sync across devices. It’s the most powerful phone ever built by the company, as it claims. With USB-C Fast Charging, an extra-large battery, and wireless charging, it’s pure power that’s easy to charge. Demanding apps, serious games, and the creativity tools people would love. A 20 MP sensor that automatically reduces motion blur for sharper, more detailed photos. And with unique features like triple LED natural flash and Rich Capture auto mode, challenging lighting conditions.
As for software features, both Lumia 950 and 950 XL support Windows Hello biometric system that unlocks the device by just looking at your face. But the biggest deal was Windows 10 Continuum. Using a Microsoft Display Dock - which comes with an HDMI port, DisplayPort, and three USB ports - you can connect your phone to a monitor and use it with a Windows 10-like PC interface. Both the handsets come equipped with a 20-megapixel rear camera with 4K video recording, OIS, and an f1.9 aperture, apart from a 5-megapixel sensor placed upfront with an f2.4 aperture and full-HD video recording. The rear camera module features a triple-LED RGB flash module, and the phones feature dedicated camera buttons. They are the first Lumia handsets to run Microsoft's new mobile operating system, Windows 10 Mobile. Both handsets are also liquid cooled. The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL come with adaptive antenna technology.
The Surface Pro should be priced at ₹75K and above, while the Lumia 950 should be priced somewhere around ₹35K and the 950 XL should be costing around ₹43K. More details regarding the exact costs would be revealed in the coming month, when the gadgets are said to be launched.
One Windows experience, with superior performance will be available on stands in India soon.
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