Lumia 950 XL vs Surface Phone: Full Comparison
Reports from last week strongly suggest that Microsoft is about to cancel its Lumia phone series to make room for the rumored Surface Phone. However, this does not mean that the company is already stopping the sale of the Lumia phones. This could simply suggest that Microsoft will be discontinuing the production of the device while disposing the last ones of it like normal. With that said, it's apparent that Microsoft has been giving discounts to Lumia phones every so often. As per recent reports, some of these discounts have even remained permanent.
Surface Phone Specs
According to The Inquirer, the Surface Phone will come with aluminum and magnesium body, just like the iPhones and Galaxy phones Furthermore, the Surface Phone is expected to come in three variants with different internal specs. Rumor has it that the minimum RAM variant is 3 or 4 GB and the minimum storage is 128 GB. This means that fans might be able to see a 6 GB RAM / 256 GB storage combo and an 8 GB RAM / 512 GB storage combo.
Furthermore, the Surface Phone should also come with Microsoft Continuum support and a few more features from last year's release. This should include USB Type C ports, a fingerprint scanner, Surface Pen integration and high end camera sensor.
Lumia 950 XL Specs
Although the rumored Surface Phone specs looks amazing at first glance, this doesn't mean that last year's Lumia 950 XL is no longer a good buy. In fact, Windows Central says that there are a bunch of reasons why you should buy the Lumia 950 XL now.
Furthermore, the Lumia 950 XL is approximately just as good as the rumored Surface Phone. It's got Continuum support, 3 GB RAM, 256 GB microSD capacity, 20 MP Carl Zeiss optics camera, 3340 mAh battery, and fast charging ability. The best part about the Lumia 950 XL though, would probably be the fact that it's not very expensive.
As mentioned above, Lumia phones are constantly getting discounts in the past months. Just last month, the Lumia 950 and 950 XL were reported to be sold with $150 and $200 discounts respectively. This offer even included a free display dock.
Lumia 950 XL vs Surface Phone Comparison
When it comes to specs, it's obvious that the Surface Phone is an improved version of the Lumia 950 XL. The 950 XL is technically the Surface Phone's predecessor. However, it's already expected that the Surface Phone, if it ever gets released, would come with a high price. This is why it may not exactly be a bad idea to take advantage of discounts and grab the Lumia 950 XL while it is still on the market.
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