Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL Having Problems with AT&T's LTE
The unlocked models of the Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL have finally been released by Microsoft in US stores, and reports are already coming in about an issue.
Phone Arena reports that although the smartphone is said to support AT&T's LTE bands, some Lumia owners are sending in complaints about being unable to connect to the AT&T 4G LTE network. This is said to be due to users going through the set-up process of the phone without first inserting their AT&T SIM card, which sellers are saying should not be done. This is happening mostly to 950 XL models.
Another requirement that Lumia 950 and 950 XL owners have to comply with is to give AT&T an IMEI (International Mobile Station Equipment Identity) number, which every phone has.
Microsoft is offering the unlocked version of the Lumia 950 XL for $649 and the Lumia 950 for $549, and can only be purchased in Microsoft stores, both online and offline. There are two variants of the phone, white and black, and the first orders made online will start shipping out on December 11, according to Latin Post.
The launch of Microsoft's latest flagship product may not have been set at a good time, comments Windows Central, given that it comes right in the Thanksgiving holiday period. It also follows the biggest annual sale, Black Friday, although the smartphone is not a participant and will not be offered anywhere on discount.
The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL sports a 5.7-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. It is powered by a 3300 li-ion battery and runs on 3GB of RAM. The Lumia 950 is a smaller 5.2 inches with 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution, but also carries 3GB of RAM. Both handsets run on 32 GB of internal memory and can be expanded via micro-SD cards, and both also have 20 megapixel primary cameras.