It’s been over an year now since Microsoft unveiled a flagship smartphone and apparently, they are gearing up for an onslaught. New rumors from a reliable source suggests that Microsoft is all gearing up for a grand event in October where it will launch the Surface Mobile, Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, Band 2 and the Surface 4. Sounds like a lot, doesn’t it?
The rumor also suggests that there are other Lumia 7xx and 8x models in the pipeline too. The flagships are much needed for Microsoft, considering its Windows Phone platform has been losing a lot of share and interest. Windows 10 Mobile is on the brink of release and it might infuse some much needed interest to Microsoft’s mobile efforts.
According to the rumor, the Surface Mobile will be the top of the line Windows smartphone. It is said to be packing a 5.5-inch AMOLED QHD (2560x1440p) display, Intel’s 64-bit Atom X3 processor, 4 GB RAM, 64 and 128 GB storage with expansion, 21 MP PureView cam and a 8 MP front-facing camera. The device is also said to be coming with a Surface pen, USB Type-C support, Wireless charging and a magnesium unibody design.
The Lumia 950 will be no slouch when it comes to specs. If the rumors are to be believed, it will pack in a 5.2-inch QHD (2560x1440p) display, the hexa-core Snapdragon 808 chipset, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB of expandable memory, 3000 mAh battery, Wireless Charging and a 20 MP PureView camera.
Lumia 950 XL
As the name suggests, the Lumia 950 XL will be the elder sibling of the 950. It is rumored to be featuring a 5.7-inch QHD (2560x1440p) display, 3 GB RAM, Octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, 20 MP camera, 32 GB expandable memory, Wireless charging and a 3300 mAh battery.
All the three Microsoft high-end smartphones are rumored to be packing an Iris scanner for biometric authentication and Windows 10.
Along with the smartphones, Microsoft is also said to be unveiling the Surface 4 and the Microsoft Band 2. We don’t have any further details on them but we will surely let you know, once we know.