Quick Charge 2.0 technology within Microsoft's handsets
Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 technology, that charges up a smartphone's battery upto 60% in just 30 minutes, could make its way to Microsoft's Lumia 950/950 XLCC

Microsoft's new flagship smartphones, Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL, are expected to incorporate Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 technology. This enhancement charges a smartphone's battery up to 60% within just 30 minutes of plugging. The handsets could also feature a dual-LED flash for the first time in a Microsoft device.

Recent flagships such as LG G4, Motorola Droid Turbo, Sony Xperia Z3 Plus feature the Quick Charge 2.0 technology. Now, a report in ITHome (translated), both of Microsoft's Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL will support this new feature by virtue of their Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 (within Lumia 950) and Snapdragon 810 (in Lumia 950 XL) SoCs respectively.

Quick Charge 2.0 is said to be a favourite feature in the latest high-end smartphones. However, the recently launched OnePlus 2 does not support Quick Charging potentially leading to user frustration with regard to the battery draining out fast.

The key technical features of the Lumia 950/950 XL are:

Lumia 950

  • 5.2in 2K display
  • 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • MicroSD card slot for expansion of internal storage
  • HSPA, GSM, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 2.0 and microUSB connectivity
  • Type-C USB support
  • 3,000 mAh removable battery

Lumia 950 XL

  • 5.7in 2K display
  • 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • MicroSD card slot for expansion of internal storage
  • USB Type-C support
  • LTE, HSPA, GSM, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 2.0 and microUSB connectivity
  • 3,300 mAh removable battery.

Both the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL are expected to be released with Microsoft's new Windows 10 Mobile out of the box. The smartphone version of Windows 10 is expected to be released in November.