Previous rumors have suggested that Microsoft will release its new flagship smartphones running on Windows 10 Mobile, the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL sometime in October. Now, fresh rumors indicate that the Redmond giant may announce its upcoming flagship smartphones on Oct. 10.
According to a WM Power User post written by Evan Blass, the famous leakster who has been consistently spilling beans on the Lumia 950 (codenamed as Talkman) and the Lumia 950 XL (codenamed as Cityman), Microsoft may launch both the smartphones on Oct. 10. However, it is unclear whether Microsoft will only announce the new Lumias on that date or make them available purchase.
Early rumors had claimed the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL will be coming with metal chassis but a report from Windows Central revealed that both the handsets will be sporting polycarbonate chassis. Both the handsets are also referred to as the Lumia 940 and the Lumia 940 XL by the rumor mill.
The Lumia 950 will be coming with a 5.2-inch Quad HD resolution supporting display whereas the Lumia 950 XL will be arriving with a 5.7-inch Quad HD screen. The Lumia 950 will be powered by Snapdragon 808 chipset, 3 GB of RAM and a removable battery of 3,000 mAh whereas the Lumia 950 XL will be featuring the Snapdragon 810 chip, 3 GB of RAM and a larger removable battery of 3,300 mAh capacity, Phone Arena reported.
Both flagships will come with common features like a 20-megapixel PureView camera, a 5-megapixel selfie camera, iris scanner, USB Type-C port and more. A report from The Verge claimed that the Redmond giant will also announce the Surface Pro 4, Band 2, and Xbox One Mini next month. Hence, rumors are now indicating that these devices will also be showcased during the Oct. 10 launch event.