Microsoft to launch Surface Pro 4 in Jan, 950XL by December in India: Nadella

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Satya NadellaAddressing the crowds at the “Future Unleashed” event, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, announced that the company’s latest flagship smartphones, the Windows 10 Mobile-based Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, will be launched in India, by December.

The two smartphones have already been launched globally during the Window 10 Devices event in October this year. Microsoft stores in India have begun listing the two latest variants as ‘coming soon’.

Sporting a 5.2-inch QHD display, the Microsoft Lumia 950 Dual SIM is powered by a 1.8GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC and 3GB of RAM. It comes with 32GB inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 200GB).

The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Dual SIM sports a bigger 5.7-inch QHD display with a pixel density of 518ppi. The phone is powered by a higher 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC and 3GB of RAM. It also comes with 32GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 200GB).

The Indian-origin CEO has also announced that the electronic giants is set to start a programme for startups that will create a single platform to bring together data to help solve burgeoning urban problems.

A statement from the company reads: “Startups can now apply for individual access up to $120,000 (Rs 80 lakh) worth of Azure computing to help smart cities explore solutions and run smart city digital pilots. Cities can also apply for access to these services and solutions on Azure through a new portal which connects startups with cities and their needs.” The project would be in the line with PM Modi’s vision of smart-cities, Nadella said.

Nadella also met industry leaders like Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra, Tata Starbucks CEO Avani Davda and Axis Bank head Shikha Sharma, along with delivering a keynote address at the company’s ‘Future Unleashed’ event.

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