Microsoft is holding an event on October 6 in NYC and has recently sent out invites to various prominent media houses. Apparently, Microsoft has “some exciting news to share about Windows 10 devices.” Microsoft however, refrained from giving much details, merely mentioning the date and time of the event in its invitation.
Join us for the media briefing at the Skylight at Moynihan Station in New York City on October 6th at 10:00 a.m. EDT.
Reading between the lines, the exciting news is likely to take the form of a couple of new Windows devices. While Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL are the favorite potential candidates for the event, successors to its Surface and Band lineups, namely Surface Pro 4 and a Microsoft Band 2, are also likely to make an appearance.
Lets take a look at the devices themselves. First up on the plank is Lumia 950, also known as the Talkman which comes with a 5.2 inch WQHD (1440×2560) OLED display. The Windows 10 device comes with 32GB of internal storage and 3GB of RAM and is powered by a 64-bit Hexa core, Snapdragon 808 processor. The device also features a 20/5 MP rear/front camera combo and is powered by a 3000 mAh removable battery, that is well above average.
The Lumia 950 XL a.k.a Cityman, features a larger screen at 5.7 inch. The device again, comes with 32GB of internal storage and 3GB of RAM and is powered by a 64-bit Hexa core, Snapdragon 808 processor but has the Snapdragon 810 instead of the 808, under its hood. The device is powered by a 3300 mAh battery and has a 20 MP PureView rear camera with triple LED flash.
In addition, ,Microsoft has loaded both these devices with some special goodies too. Both of them for example, are pre-loaded with Qi wireless charging integrated along with an infrared Iris scanner for Windows Hello. The devices also come with USB Type-C for faster data transfer.
Well, the devices certainly look good and judging by user enthusiasm over Windows 10, we can perhaps, expect great things from the Talkman and the Cityman.