On Tuesday, Microsoft showcased its latest Microsoft Lumia phones which are part of the company’s new era of Windows 10 Devices . The three new phones included;
- Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950XL
- Microsoft Lumia 650
- Microsoft Lumia 550
Microsoft Lumia 950; Combining familiar and consistent Windows experience with powerful hardware
Microsoft Lumia 950 and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL were the first Windows 10 Microsoft Lumia phones to be launched and they are the newest premium phones from Microsoft. One of the most delightful features of the Microsoft Lumia 950 is the ability to transform your phone to a PC-like experience with Continuum for Phones and the Microsoft Display Dock. What that really means is that in the absence of a laptop or desktop, you can still use your phone to scale apps beautifully 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. It also still allows 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. With 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.
The Microsoft 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. *
Microsoft Lumia 650: sophisticated, metal design and Windows 10 for under Ksh 23,000.
The latest addition to the Microsoft Mobile Devices family, the Microsoft Lumia 650 is Built for business users and Windows fans alike and brings the power of Windows 10 to your pocket with beautiful craftsmanship and protection against modern security threats.
With a highly polished, diamond cut and anodized aluminum frame, measuring at only 6.9mm thick, the Microsoft Lumia 650 is our thinnest phone ever. Its crisp 5 inch HD display provides a clear and bright viewing experience, even in direct sunlight. The Microsoft Lumia 650 also features up to 200GB of expandable memory for flexibility on the go.
Microsoft Lumia 550; Microsoft’s most affordable 4G LTE smartphone running Windows 10
For people who value affordability, uncompromised quality and signature Microsoft services, Microsoft Lumia 550 combines superfast Internet, the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ quad-core processor with ultrafast LTE speeds, and the best of Microsoft services for just Ksh 13,999.
Over 200 Million Devices on Windows 10
All four phones are running the latest version of Windows 10 Mobile and deliver a familiar and consistent Windows 10 experience.
As of January 2016 There were more than 200 million monthly active devices around the world running Windows 10 and the latest version of Windows continues to be on the fastest growth trajectory of any version of Windows – ever – outpacing Windows 7 by nearly 140% and Windows 8 by nearly 400%.
Windows 10 empowers people to do great things, delivering innovations like Cortana, Windows Hello, Microsoft Edge, Continuum, the Xbox app and so much more to our consumers’ PC, tablet, or phones. It’s more personal, more productive safer and more secure. It’s also familiar and automatically up to date and offers the best solution, most secure for enterprise customers, with a secure platform offering rich manageability and deployment innovations.
“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.
The new Microsoft Lumia devices are available at Midcom & partner outlets countrywide.