The Lumia 950 is Now Available in Kenya

Lumia 950
Microsoft's latest mobile flagship The Lumia 950 is now available for purchase in Kenya.
Microsoft’s latest mobile flagship, the Lumia 950, is now available for purchase in Kenya.

Officially announced on October 6th at the same event that Microsoft unveiled the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4, the Lumia 950 long awaited successor to outdated Lumia 930. Together with it’s bigger brother the Lumia 950 XL, the Lumia 950 brings top shelf hardware parity to the Windows Phone platform. Barely a month after the bott devices were first made available to the general public in the United States, Microsoft has announced that starting today the Lumia 950 will be available in Kenya from their partner, Midcom.

Some of the key features of the Lumia 950 are:

  • Support for Continuum
  • Windows Hello Iris Recognition
  • Snapdragon 808 with 3GB Ram
  • Latest Generation Lumia Camera
  • 5inch WQHD screen

The Lumia 950 is now available in Kenya for KES 67,000 (inclusive of VAT and taxes).


Operating System Windows 10
Dimensions 145mm x 73.2mm x 8.2mm (HxWxT)
Weight 150g
Material Polycarbonate
Colors White, Black (Exchangeable back cover )
Operating keys Volume keys, Camera key, Power/Lock key
Display size 5.2″
Display resolution WQHD (2560 x 1440) / 564 ppi
Display technology: AMOLED with ClearBlack
Display features: Orientation sensor, Glance Screeen, Sunlight readability enhancements, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, Easy to clean, High brightness mode, Lumia Color profile, Wide viewing angle, Automatic brightness control
Touch screen technology: Capacitive multipoint-touch
Processor & Memory
Mass memory1: 32 GB
Expandable Memory MicroSD (upto 200 GB)
Sensors Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Barometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, SensorCore
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 (Hexa Core) 1800 MHz
Battery capacity: 3000 mAh (replaceble)
Battery voltage: 3.85 V
Charging3: Built-in wireless charging (Qi, PMA), Fast charging
Maximum standby time: 11 days
Maximum talk time (3G) 13 h
Maximum music playback time 67 h
Maximum Wi-Fi network browsing time: 8.1 h
Maximum video playback time 6.3 h
SIM card type: Dual Nano SIM
AV connectors: 3.5 mm stereo headset connector, DisplayPort over USB-C
Charging connectors USB-C
USB: USB 3.1, USB Dual Role Port (Gen1)
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.1
NFC: Pairing, Secure NFC for payment, Sharing, Tagging
Wi-Fi WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, MIMO, Wi-Fi cal
Wi-Fi hotspot Up to 8 Wi-Fi-enabled devices
Other wireless connectivity Screen projection
Cellular Connectivity
GSM network 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps , UL: EGPRS 118.4 kbps
WCDMA network Band 1 (2100 MHz), Band 2 (1900 MHz), Band 4 (1700/2100 MHz), Band 5 (850 MHz), Band 8 (900 MHz)
WCDMA max data speed DL: 42.2 Mbps (Cat 24), UL: 5.76 Mbps (Cat 6)
LTE FDD network: 2100 MHz, 1900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1700/2100 MHz, 850MHz, 2600 MHz, 900MHz, 800MHz, 700 MHz)
LTE max data speed DL: 450 Mbps (Cat 9) , 50 Mbps (Cat 6)
Location technologies A-GLONASS, A-GPS, Barometer, Cellular and Wi-Fi network positioning, Sensor enhanced positioning, Gyroscope
Main camera
Main camera: 20.0 MP, with Carl Zeiss 6-lens optics
Main camera focus type: Auto focus with two-stage capture key
Stabilization: Optical image stabilization
Sensor size: 1/2.4 inch
Main camera f-number/aperture: f/1.9
Camera focal length: 26 mm
Flash type: Triple LED Natural flash
Camera features: Backside-illuminated image sensor, PureView, True 16:9 sensor, Fast Focus, High resolution zoom
Video resolution 4K (Ultra HD, 3840 x 2160
Camera video frame rate: 30, 60, 120 fps
Video recording features: Video zoom, Optical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Lumia Rich Recording with four microphones
Front-facing camera
Front camera: 5 MP wide angle
Front camera f-number/aperture: f/2.4
Front camera video resolution: 1080p (Full HD, 1920 x 1080)
Audio recording features: Lumia Rich Recording with four microphones
Noise cancellation Multi-microphone uplink noise cancellation
What’s in the box
Contents Microsoft Lumia 950, Quick Start Guide, Battery, Charger, USB-C cable


The Lumia 950 also touts the Continuum feature that Microsoft is banking on to transform the way we use smartphones to improve productivity.

Connect your Lumia 950 to a Microsoft Display Dock and use it with an external monitor, a keyboard, and a mouse. Office apps and Outlook scale up to create a big screen-optimized work environment that makes you more productive. It’s a PC-like experience that’s powered by your phone.