Fresh photos of the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL flagship smartphones have surfaced. Both the handsets are scheduled to get announced on Oct. 6 along with some other Microsoft products running on Windows 10.

The new photos of the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL do not reveal anything new on the specifications of both the devices. However, the wallpaper present on both the smartphones mentions the date as “Tuesday 6 October”, Nokia Power User (NPU) reported.

MIcrosoft Lumia 950 XL The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL handset has its announcement date mentioned on its screen. Photo: Nokia Power User

Microsoft has already announced that it will be holding a press event on Oct. 6 to announce new Windows 10 products. The leaked photos clearly indicate that the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL are scheduled to get announced on Oct. 6.

The Redmond giant has also announced that it will be starting a new flagship store at New York City on 677 Fifth Avenue and 53rd Street on Oct. 26, the official Microsoft blog reported. Microsoft is also going to start a new store at Westfield Sydney on Pitt Street Mall in Australia on Nov. 12.

The new NYC store will allow users to get hands-on experience on the Lumia 950, the Lumia 950 XL and the Surface Pro 4, Phone Arena reported. Hence, there is speculation that Oct. 26 could be the release date in the U.S. for the upcoming Lumia flagships.

A tipster has revealed to NPU that the preorders of the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL will begin in some of the Asian and European nations after both the handsets get announced on Oct. 6. Rumours also have it that Microsoft will be holding a launch event in India within this month.

There are also rumors that apart from the new Lumia flagships and the Surface Pro 4, the company will be also unleashing a new edition of the Microsoft Band 2 fitness tracker.