Microsoft Update: ‘Lumia 950 XL’ Disassembly, And Why Latest Lumia Phones Will Not Work On Verizon

Microsoft Update: ‘Lumia 950 XL’ Disassembly, And Why Latest Lumia Phones Will Not Work On Verizon
Lumia 950 from Microsoft

Even though the hardware of the latest Lumia phones is compatible with Verizon, the carrier is blocking the devices on its network. For now, the phones are available only through AT&T in the U.S.


What is more surprising is that both devices will be shipped unlocked, but still, not even Verizon SIM users will be able to make these devices work on the network. Why? Because the company is refusing to authenticate Microsoft’s Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL on its network. Now how do they do it? Every mobile phone comes with a unique Mobile Equipment Identifier, also known as MEID number. To authenticate a device, Verizon authorizes this number in order to connect. So even if you insert the company’s SIM card, it won’t authorize your device, because its MEID number will be either unlisted in its database or blocked.

Microsoft’s Liquid Cooling System

Microsoft’s new Lumia phones come with a number of features like recording 4K video while allowing users to multi-task on the device which may cause overheating. As a solution to the problem, Microsoft has introduced a “Liquid Cooling System.”

The video posted by Kaption LAB disassembled Lumia 950 XL and has shed light on two interesting features of Lumia 950 XL:

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  1. For Iris recognition, front-facing infrared sensor for Windows Hello
  2. Flat cooper tube running over the CPU for liquid cooling system

Let us have a look at the video for a better understanding of what goes into the making of Lumia phones.


  • Drake Richter

    Verizon’s got such an awful track record that this should come as a surprise to exactly no one. Jump ship to AT&T or T-Mobile, you’ll be happier for it.