The long rumoured Microsoft Lumia 950 series will finally see the light of day next month.
American technology giant Microsoft has just confirmed that it is hosting Windows 10 devices event next month on 6 October, 10: 00 am EDT (22:30 pm IST) at Skylight, Moynihan (New York City).
The Microsoft invitation (courtesy, The Verge) reads –"We have some exciting news to share about Windows 10 devices", almost confirming that the company is ready with the 2015 series flagship smartphones.
Numerous reports have indicated that Microsoft in all probability will unveil the rumoured Lumia 950 (aka Talkman) smartphone and the Lumia 950 XL (aka Cityman) phablet next month.
It is learnt that Lumia 950 will feature a 5.2-inch WQHD (2560x1440p) display and run on the Windows 10 OS backed by Snapdragon 808 Hexa-core SoC (System on Chip), 3GB RAM and a 3000 mAh battery.
On the other hand, its phablet sibling, Lumia 940 XL is expected to flaunt bigger 5.7-inch WQHD display and will be powered by the Snapdragon 810 series Octa-core SoC (System on Chip), 3GB RAM, 32GB storage and a high capacity 3300 mAh battery.
Both the devices are said to boast state-of-art camera features. They are expected to come equipped with 20mp PureView camera on the back and a 5mp wide-angle snapper in the front.
Key aspect of the new Lumia phones is that Microsoft has reportedly incorporated Iris-scanner based bio-metric technology, which is said to be more advanced compared to finger-print sensor, we find in current crop of marquee phones like Apple iPhone 6S series, Samsung Galaxy S6 series and others.
Besides the new Lumia 950 series, Microsoft is also rumoured to unveil new line of Surface Pro 4 series tablets as well.
As we are still more than three weeks away from Microsoft Windows 10 devices event, it is likely that more features of the new Lumia 950 series are bound to leak. Stay tuned for more updates.
Expected features of Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL:
|Models||Microsoft Lumia 950 (aka Talkman)||Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (aka Cityman)|
|Display||5.2-inch WQHD (2560x1440p) OLED screen||5.7-inch WQHD (2560x1440p) OLED screen|
|OS||Microsoft Windows 10||Microsoft Windows 10|
|Processor||64-bit class Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Hexa-core CPU||64-bit class Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Octa-core CPU|
|RAM||3 GB||3 GB|
|Storage capacity||32GB (expandable via microSD card)||32GB (expandable via microSD card)|
|Battery||3000 mAh||3300 mAh|
|Add-ons||USB Type C port, Iris-Scanner (infrared) for Windows Hello, Qi wireless charging with flip cover, also said to come with polycarbonate body with matte finish (either in white or black colours)||USB Type C port, Iris-Scanner (infrared) for Windows Hello, Qi wireless charging with flip cover, also said to come with polycarbonate body with matte finish (either in white or black colours), Aluminum side buttons|