Microsoft is expected to launch a slew of Windows 10 hardware at its October 6 ” Windows 10 devices” event scheduled in New York. One of them could the ‘Band 2’, alleged renders of which have now appeared on the web. And the going by the leaked renders, it seems Microsoft has fixed a major flaw which many thought was lacking in its predecessor – the design.
The second generation Band codenamed ‘Envoy’, will supposedly get significantly overhauled in its visual appeal, with a much slimmer form factor along with a curved display and metallic sides.
Apart from its beefed up design aesthetics, the Band 2 is also expected to get a slew of improved sensors which include GPS, microphone, UV sensor, ambient light sensor, accelerometer along with galvanic skin response sensors. The leaked images also suggest that the upcoming Band 2 will retain the same two-button setup found on its original version.
While reports also suggest that the Band 2 could use Windows 10 IoT Core, Microsoft’s latest operating system designed to run Internet of Things. No other information is available about the Band 2 apart from the leaked render, neither has the authenticity of these images have been confirmed.
The Microsoft Band 2 is expected to launch in the US along with global markets including UK, Spain, France, Italy and Germany.
The company is all geared up for its hardware event in October, sending out media invites where it is also expected to launch the highly anticipated Surface Pro 4 hybrid. The next gen Surface Pro is expected to feature Intel’s sixth-generation Skylake processors along with a sleeker design.
The software giant is also expected to announce two flagship handsets – the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL at the upcoming event in New York. Both handsets are expected to showcase the power of the forthcoming Windows 10 Mobile, which is still undergoing rigorous testing. It’s been quite a while since we’ve seen a flagship device from the Windows maker, hence there’s lot at stake in terms of the kind of response these upcoming devices get, and how efficiently they’ll be able to perform with the new Windows 10 Mobile operating system.