October Event Set To Launch New Microsoft Surface, Lumia, Band, And Xbox Devices

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A Chinese tech site, WPDang, is reporting that Microsoft will be holding a launch event in October and will unveil the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, two new Lumia smartphones, an updated Microsoft Band, and a new Xbox One console.

The site speculates that the upcoming Surface Pro 4 won’t feature much in design changes over the existing Surface Pro 3 but may include Intel’s Real Sense camera in order to allow users to take advantage of the new Windows Hello functionality of Windows 10.

We’ve covered the rumoured Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL (codenamed Talkman and Citytalk), and the rumoured specifications hinted at are pretty much in line with what we’ve already discovered.

Lumia 950 (Talkman)

  • Polycarbonate body, white or black matte texture design
  • 5.2 inches WQHD (1440 * 2560) resolution OLED display specifications
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 six-core 64-bit processors
  • Based on infrared iris scanning, support Windows Hello
  • 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM, support for microSD expansion
  • 20MP PureView main camera, wide angle front camera 5MP
  • 3000mAh  removable battery
  • Support Qi wireless charging
  • Support USB Type-C

Lumia 950 XL (Cityman)

  • Polycarbonate body, white or black matte texture design
  • 5.7 inches WQHD (1440 * 2560) resolution OLED display specifications
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 eight-core 64-bit processors
  • Based on infrared iris scanning, support Windows Hello
  • 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM, support for microSD expansion
  • With 3 flash 20MP PureView main camera, wide angle front camera 5MP
  • The main camera has a 1 mm silver ring design
  • Aluminum side buttons
  • 3300mAh  removable battery
  • Support Qi wireless charging
  • Support USB Type-C

Next up, Microsoft is said to be releasing an updated version of the Microsoft Band at the event. The company is suspected to be ramping up production for the device after using the first Band to test the waters so to speak and see what consumer reaction would be to it. As it turns out it seems to have been favourable enough to warrant a second generation of the Microsoft Band.

Finally rumours continue to persist around a refreshed Xbox One, possibly in a slim version. Another rumour hints at an Xbox One Mini which is supposed to be one third the size of the Xbox One and remove the Blu-ray drive from the console in a new design.

As always, rumours are rumours and the October event may or may not happen either. We’ve seen most of the information above before, so hopefully some of these rumours pan out. If so what Microsoft devices are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

  Source: WPDang
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