Telstra adds Lumia 950/950XL to its range

Alex Kidman 29 March 2016


Telstra has finally launched the Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950XL on contract. Here’s what you need to know.

The Lumia 950/950XL handsets were released in Australia by Microsoft last November with a stiff "Australia Tax" premium, but were initially only available on contract via Optus.

It’s taken several months, but Telstra has now announced that the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL are now available for customers to buy on contract with, as you’d expect, varying contract handset repayment plans on top of their usual S, M, L, XL and Premium plans. Technically speaking the 950XL is intended to be exclusively for Telstra business customers with the 950 being the widely available consumer phone, but at the time of writing there doesn't seem to be an impediment to ordering a 950XL online if that takes your fancy.

The 950 and 950XL represent the current high end in Windows Mobile devices, a market which is now essentially only covered by Microsoft's own handsets.

Here’s what you’ll pay for the Lumia 950 and 950XL on contract with Telstra:

Here are the essential specifications for both handsets:

MicrosoftLumia 950Lumia 950XL
Screen Size5.2in5.7in
Display density564ppi518ppi
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 808  1.8GHzQualcomm Snapdragon 810 2.0GHz
Rear Camera20MP20MP
Front Camera5MP5MP

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