Microsoft Takes Wraps Off Of Liquid Cooled Lumia 950 XL

Lumia 950 XL

Will the new cooling solution tame the heat issues of Snapdragon?

Microsoft has officially announced their newest, big screen flagship, the Lumia 950 XL. The 950 XL is the big-screen flagship of the Redmond company, and is probably one of the few phones that may finally tame the overheating issue that’s been plaguing Qualcomm’s top-tier processor. Before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s check the specs:

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor with liquid cooling
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED display, Gorilla Glass 3, Clear Black tech, 2560×1440 resolution
  • 32GB of storage, expandable via microSD up to 2TB
  • 20-megapixel rear camera, 26mm equiv f/1.9 PureView Camera with ZEISS optics, OIS
  • 5-megapixel front selfie camera with LED flash
  • Dual-SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, USB Type-C, Quick Charge, Qi wireless charging
  • 3,300mAh battery
  • Windows 10 OS

Lumia 950 XL 1

Apparently Microsoft used a liquid cooling solution on the 950 XL to tame the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC, which was originally developed for the Surface Tablet. Additionally, Microsoft’s newest high-end phablet is capable of taking microSD cards up to 2TB once they’re available, and has a beastly 20-megapixel rear camera with a Zeiss lens, along with a triple LED RGB natural flash. Microsoft’s also thrown in a physical camera button on the side of the Lumia 950 XL to take advantage of the serious imaging capabilities of the phablet.

The 950 XL also carries an adaptive antennae tech that promises to deliver the best possible connection wherever you go. Wireless charging capability (using the Qi standard) along with USB Type-C connector round out the feature spec.

The Lumia 950 XL is slated to go out in November, along with a $649 (Php 30K) sticker price.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.


  1. Damn, is there even 2TB microSD available in Lazada? Nonetheless, I’m excited how the Windows 10 OS plays out in this phone.

    1. That was just a theoretical microSD storage limit since microSDXC cards, those cards that can go from 64 GB to 2 TB, are supported in these phones.

  2. the heating problems were supposedly with the 801 chipset, not the 810…. so this article is more rumor mongering and is incorrect

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