It’s time we prepare ourselves for some new hardware from Microsoft, as the software giant has finally started sending out media invites to a special event scheduled on October 6 in New York City. The invite reads, “We have some exciting news to share about Windows 10 devices,”. While the event starts at 10 a.m. ET.

We can expect the Windows maker to finally reveal the much anticipated Surface Pro 4, rumors of which have been floating around since May. Not much is known about the upcoming hybrid, though reports suggest it’ll retain the same form factor and might feature Intel’s Skylake processor, a fingerprint scanner and, of course, the latest Windows 10. We might also see the new version of the Microsoft Band, which was introduced by the company last year.

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Along with devices mentioned above, we might also witness the unveiling of the highly anticipated Windows 10 Mobile flagship devices that will showcase the capabilities of the upcoming Windows 10 Mobile – the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL.

Leaked Lumia 950 XL images reveal Microsoft's upcoming flagship phone
Leaked Lumia 950 XL images reveal Microsoft’s upcoming flagship phone

The Lumia 950 will reportedly feature a 5.2-inch QHD (1440 x 2560) display, a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 chipset bundled with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage with microSD card support, along with a 3000mAh battery and a 20MP PureView camera. While its larger sibling the Lumia 950 XL is rumored to get more-or-less the same set of specs, barring the beefed up 5.7-inch QHD display, along with a Snapdragon 810 chipset and a slightly larger 3300 mAh battery. The duo mentioned above is also expected to sport an iris scanner along with support for Qi wireless charging.

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There are also chances we might hear more about Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens. While earlier reports also suggested the Redmond giant was expected to unveil a mini version of its latest Xbox One console, though Microsoft has already cleared the confusion that there’ll be no Xbox Mini at the upcoming October event.

It’s worth pointing out that Microsoft hasn’t announced any new flagship devices this year, which can be attributed to the fact that the company was rather focused on the July 29 global rollout of Windows 10 for PCs. The last flagship from the company’s stables was the Lumia 930, launched back in April 2014. Hence, a flagship device that showcases the upcoming mobile version of Windows 10 is most likely on the way.


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