Microsoft will be announcing a slew of new devices such as the Lumia 950, the Lumia 950 XL, the Surface Pro 4 tablet and the Microsoft Band 2 in October. Rumors also indicate that the Redmond giant may announce a new edition of Xbox One and the Surface Mini device.
In the recent past, Microsoft concentrated on only launching midrange and budget friendly handsets such as the Lumia 640, the Lumia 640 XL, the Lumia 535 and the Lumia 435. However, it finally seems to be poised to announce flagship Lumia devices in October this year.
The Lumia 950 will be fitted with a 5.2 inch Quad HD supporting screen, a Snapdragon 808 SoC that includes a hexa-core processor and 3 GB of RAM. The Lumia 950 XL is a larger phablet device that will arrive with a 5.7 inches Quad HD display, a Snapdragon 810 chipset and 3 GB of RAM. Other specs like 20 MP camera, 32 GB internal memory, microSD support, and Qi wireless charging will be common in both the handsets.
Apart from the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL flagships, Microsoft will also unveil new midrange handsets, such as the Lumia 550, the Lumia 750, and the Lumia 850, WM Power User reported. The Lumia 750 and the Lumia 850 are dubbed as successor models for the Lumia 730 and the Lumia 830 that were released in September in 2014.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 4, featuring a Skylake chip, too will be unveiled in October. According to The Verge, as far as the appearance of the device is concerned, it will not be major improvement over Surface Pro 3. The Redmond company is also expected to unveil the Microsoft Band 2 in October. However, Microsoft has not made any official announcement on holding a launch event in October.