Microsoft’s Vice President of WDG Engineering Systems, Gabriel Aul, has indirectly indicated that the tech giant could bring the much-appreciated “double tap to wake” the phone feature on Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. This feature allows the device user to wake the handset without using the traditional unlock key.
According to Aul, Microsoft has been receiving requests from various users and fans to bring this feature to the latest Lumia handsets. He requested the interested parties to upvote it in Feedback Hub for the company to consider adding this feature. For those not in the know, Lumia handsets used to have this feature in the past.
Here is the tweet confirming the high demand for such a feature in Lumia 950 series:
@RayVanEe Double tap on 950 is a common request, upvote it in Feedback Hub!
— Gabriel Aul (@GabeAul) April 29, 2016
On a related note, Microsoft Store is currently selling the 32 GB Lumia 950 for $549, which is out of stock at this point. Amazon, on the other hand, has listed the same device for $400 with free shipping service in tow. Readers should note that the Amazon version of Lumia 950 is an international variant and hence, there is no warranty available.
This Windows 10 smartphone carries a 5.2-inch AMOLED ClearBack display, bundled with 2,560 x 1,440 pixels resolution. Under the hood, it comes powered by a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset and backed by 3 GB of RAM. This smartphone comes equipped with 32 GB of native storage space and microSD card slot for further expansion of up to 200 GB.
When it comes to camera configuration, the Lumia 950 features a 20-megapixel rear-facing sensor and a 5-megapixel front-facing snapper for selfies. The main camera is capable of supporting auto focus, 2x digital zoom, Optical image stabilization (OIS) and 4K video recording.
A solid 3,000 mAh replaceable cell helps keep the lights on. According to Microsoft, this battery unit can provide up to 18 hours of talk time and up to 275 hours of stand-by time.