This could be the first Microsoft smartphone that is also a PC
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All attention about these pictures is given to what appears to be a smartphone Lumia 950 , which, as expected, seems to be one of the first Lumia smartphones to offer support to Continuum for phones . That’s something very interesting, because if we are to believe the photos, Microsoft will allow you to connect a keyboard, mouse and an external display and basically turn your smartphone into a desktop PC.
In other words, this means that anyone who lays hands on the Lumia 950, and probably also its big brother, the Lumia 950 XL, will be able to use the device when it is moving, but also as a PC once it arrives at the office or at home, using a dock, for example. A new era seems to happen.
In terms of specifications, the Lumia 950 will have a 5.2 inch screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, 3GB of RAM, a battery 3000 mAh, a 20 MP camera embedded in the rear seat, a front camera of 5 megapixels, a micro-SD card slot, an iris scanner, and a connector USB Type-C.
Obviously, and as you imagined, the smartphone happen with Windows 10 Mobile , and offer support to universal Windows applications.
This means you may not be able to run desktop applications designed for Windows 7 or earlier versions of the desktop operating system of Redmond. But you can run modern versions of Office Mobile and other applications that are designed to provide support to various types of devices, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and more.
Run Office on your smartphone, and you will have a user interface in full screen, touch, and friendly. Connect your phone to a docking station for use with a mouse, a keyboard and a screen, you get a user interface that is more like a traditional desktop application, with multi-window views for applications like Outlook , and windows that can be minimized or moved.
Microsoft is also working on a broader model, called the Lumia 950 XL. This smartphone will have a 5.7 inch screen and a battery of 3300 mAh. Other characteristics should be the same as those for the Lumia 950.