It has been a long long time since we saw a new Microsoft smartphone, let alone a flagship or a high-end device but that might change pretty soon. If the latest reports are to be believed, Microsoft will unveil its flagship Windows 10 smartphones on October 10.
The report comes from an editorial from @evleaks on WMPowerUser and the report talks about the upcoming Microsoft flagships and it mentions the launch date as October 10. Is it the “launch” date or just a day when the Redmond giant announces the devices, we don’t know.
Previous rumors have suggested that two Microsoft flagships are all set to be launched soon, the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL. Initial rumors had suggested a metal build for the device but then, a few renders of the device leaked showing them in a polycarbonate exterior.
The Lumia 950 is rumored to be packing some top of the line specs like a 5.2-inch Quad HD (2560x1440p) display, the Hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor, 3 GB RAM and a 3,000 mAh battery. Lumia 950 XL, as the name suggests will be the bigger sibling of the 950 and it’s rumored to be packing a 5.7-inch QHD display, Octa-core Snapdragon 810 and a 3,300 mAh battery. Both the flagships are supposed to be packing a 20 MP PureView rear camera along with a 5 MP front-facing camera unit. The devices are also rumored to pack Iris sensors for biometric authentication.
A recent rumor had suggested that we might see the Surface Phone, Microsoft Band 2 and the Surface Pro 4 at the event. We will suggest you to take all this with a slight pinch of salt since it’s all just a rumor for now. We will surely let you know once Microsoft indeed confirms of an event on October 10.