Microsoft is expected to hold an event on 19 October in New York, where two new flagships, Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, alongside Microsoft Band and Surface Pro 4 are expected to be released. Ahead of the official unveiling, the two flagships were pictured in official-looking press renders leaked by popular mobile tipster Evan Blass (@evleaks) on Twitter.
The leaked image by @evleaks comes as a reply to Brad Sams' tweet sharing the photo of Lumia 950 XL aka Cityman. In the tweet, @evleaks added a bit of humour before sharing the close-up view of Cityman and Talkman (Lumia 950). The tweet reads, "@bdsams I see your Cityman, and raise you a Talkman."
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 27, 2015
The leaked image gives a front, rear and side view of both Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. By the looks of it, both devices look almost identical with slight differences. There is a simple Windows logo in the centre of the rear side of the handset, just below the camera sensors. The Lumia 950 XL is pictured in blue while the Lumia 950 dons a black colour.
The specifications of the handsets were not leaked alongside the images, but previous rumours have painted a clear picture of what to expect from Microsoft in October.
According to an earlier report, the Lumia 950 (Talkman) will feature a 5.2-inch Quad HD display with 2560 x 1440 pixel screen, 20-megapixel rear-facing PureView camera with flash and 5MP wide-angle front shooter. Under the hood is a 64-bit class hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset, 3GB RAM and 32GB expandable storage. The handset will be powered by a 3,000mAh battery and run on Windows 10.
As for the Lumia 950 XL (Cityman), the display will measure 5.7 inches with the same Quad HD resolution. Under the hood will be a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB RAM and 32GB expandable storage. The cameras will be the same as the Lumia 950 but with triple LED flash on the rear side. There will also be a 3,300mAh battery to run the show.
There will be some premium features onboard for both the handsets such as a USB Type-C connector, iris scanner for Windows Hello and Qi wireless charging with flip cover. Separately, the Lumia 950 XL will pack a stylus to take advantage of the increased screen size.
As usual, Microsoft hasn't confirmed anything but more details will emerge in October, when the official event kicks off.