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Microsoft Lumia 950 packs plenty of features (pictures)

Microsoft's newest Lumia phone goes futuristic with liquid cooling and two antennas.

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The Lumia 950 is a premium new smartphone from Microsoft with futuristic tech, including a glance screen, two antennas and liquid cooling.

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Phone to PC

Perhaps the coolest feature of the Lumia 950 is that you can turn it into a Windows 10 computer by connecting it to a monitor, keyboard and mouse.

The catch is that you'll need Microsoft's Display Dock, sold separately.

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Phone desktop

Here's a look at the desktop the Lumia creates when turned into a computer.

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Screen tech

The Lumia 950's screen is 5.2 inches, with a density of 518 pixels per inch.

There's also a glance screen feature, where you can check out notifications and alerts without draining the battery.

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Windows Hello

Forget PINs and fingerprints, the Lumia 950 uses a camera to scan your eye to unlock the phone.

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Main camera

The main camera packs 20 megapixels and there's a dedicated camera button to capture your photos, just like on other Lumias.

The camera has optical image stabilization and a triple-LED flash.

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What's inside

The Lumia 950 has a Qualcomm Hexacore processor, two antennas and liquid-cooling technology.

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Windows 10

The phone ships with Windows 10.

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Side buttons

On the left side, there's a power button and a dedicated camera shutter button.

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Slim and square

The phone has squared-off edges and a thin design.

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Lone headphone jack

The top of the phone houses the headphone jack.

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Lumia 950 vs Lumia 950 XL

Here you can see the two phone sizes, side by side.

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Back view

And here's the back of both phones in white.

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Coming soon

The Lumia 950 will cost $549 when it goes on sale in November. Stay tuned for more details. (No prices were announced for the UK or Australia, but the US price converts to £360 or AU$770.)

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