Back in 2015, the Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL were released into the tech world, and they were launched with the pre-installed Windows 10 Mobile operating system. This new mobile OS did roll out for other Lumia devices, but it was not until much later. In previous weeks, the tech giant suggested that the two aforementioned smartphones are getting new features, such as the “double tap to wake” functionality. Recently, they have held up with their end of the bargain and did release the new feature to the handsets.
Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL Acquires Double Tap to Wake Feature
For the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, it has quietly received the new software update through the Windows Device Recovery Tool. For the many users that did request for the “double tap to wake” feature, they should be happy to know as Microsoft was able to listen to their demands. This new firmware comes with the version 01078.00053.16236.350xx. However, it does vary depending on the region. Still, it is reported that the firmware update will reach all users gradually.
For those who want to manually check if the update is already available for their Microsoft Lumia devices, you can download the Device Recovery Tool. Once you do, connect your phone to a computer, which should let you see if the new software update is already available for your device within your region. If not, then you might have to wait for a little bit longer then try once more.
After installing the update to the firmware, it will add new features under the Touch settings. Aside from the Lumia 950 XL, the Lumia 950, which is the XL’s smaller brother, is also getting the double tap to wake feature. Furthermore, and pretty soon, the feature will also be available for the Lumia 650 handset as well.
The Lumia 950 is known to have an AMOLED screen with a 5.2-inch display (measured diagonally) with a QHD resolution. It has a 564-pixel-per-inch pixel density, and it is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor. The processor is then mated to 3GB of RAM, and it has an internal storage of 32GB, but it can be expanded to 256GB with the use of a microSD card. Its battery is removable and it has a decent capacity of 3,000mAh.
For the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, it has a larger display of 5.7-inches (measured diagonally), but it still has a QHD AMOLED screen. However, it sports a smaller pixel density of 518-pixels-per-inch. Nevertheless, it is powered by a more powerful processor, which is the Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 with four of its cores clocked in at 1.5GHz and the other four clocked in at 2GHz.
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