Microsoft is pegged to release the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL flagships in October this year. Meanwhile, purported real pictures of the handsets, also referred to as Lumia 940 and 940 X,L have surfaced indicating that the October release date is imminent.

The Microsoft Lumia 950, which features a 5.2 inches display, a Snapdragon 808 SoC and 3 GB of RAM, is codenamed as "Cityman." On the other hand, the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL that is fitted with 5.7 inches Quad HD screen, a Snapdragon 810 SoC and 3 GB of RAM carries the "Talkman" codename. The Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL, in respective colors of blue and black, can be seen on the image revealed by Evan Blass on his @evleaks Twitter account.

Blass is well-known for consistent track record of revealing purported specs, features and pictures of upcoming smartphones and tablets. In another image, a blue back panel featuring the Lumia 950 can be seen connected to an unknown device.

WM Power User claimed that the new device that is placed alongside the Lumia 950 is a Continuum docking station. In addition to the Lumia 950, two other devices are also connected to the other side of the docking station.

Without naming the source, Nokia Power User reported that the Redmond giant is slated to announce the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL through a press meet that will be organized at the New York City on Oct. 19. Both the handsets are expected to cost more than $600 and $650, respectively.

Apart from the Lumia 950 and 950 XL flagships, Microsoft is also rumored to unveil midrange Lumia handsets on Oct. 19. The company is also rumored to launch two more devices -- the Surface Pro 4 in two different display size versions and the Microsoft Band 2 -- on the same day.