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Microsoft is gearing up to hold a grand event in October, where in it will be finally taking the wraps off the long awaited flagships for 2015. While this is still not confirmed by the company officials, Chinese website WPDang claims that the Redmond based company will be hosting an event to launch multiple new hardware devices, including new Lumia phones in both premium and mid-range segment, along with new Surface tab, smart band and an array of other new devices. The Verge confirms the new around the launch event.
While Microsoft is yet to make an official announcement, here we list down seven products that are long-rumored, and are expected to get unveiled at this rumored event:
Microsoft Lumia 950
Microsoft has for quite long been in news for its Lumia 950 premium smartphone which is expected to be the company's flagbearer for 2015. Considering that the company announced a Lumia top-shelver over a year ago, it will most likely be launching the new flagship in this October event.
Leaked specs details of the Lumia 950 include a 5.2-inch QHD (1440x2560 pixel) display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core chipset, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, microSD card slot, and a 20-megapixe primary camera. It will house a 3,000mAh removable battery. Also, it is expected that the phone will support wireless charging and feature an iris scanner for a biometric lock-system.
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL:
A bigger version dubbed as Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is also rumored to accompany the Lumia 950. The phone will be a placed in the higher range and bring features similar to the Lumia 950. This will feature a larger display of 5.7-inch QHD quality accommodating 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution. It will run on Snapdragon 810 chipset with 3GB of RAM and 32 GB of expandable memory. There will be a 20-megapixel PureView camera, and a slightly bigger battery at 3,300 mAh. This has also been rumored to get an iris scanner and support for wireless charging.
New Surface Pro 4 tablet
Rumors have it that Microsoft is working a new version of Surface Pro tablet powered by an Intel chipset. The specs details of the tablet are yet not know. Also, while the company scrapped its launch plans for the Surface Mini last year, it might unveil it this time around.
Microsoft Band 2
It is speculated that Microsoft will launch its next generation Band wearable at the October event. Though the details around the device are slim, it is likely to be an upgraded version of the last year's Microsoft Band and will come with better design and features.
Mini variant of its Xbox One console
If the report is to be believed, Microsoft is prepping to launch a Mini variant of its Xbox One console at its October event. Report suggests this to essentially be a slimmer Xbox One, but considering that there are no such rumors around the console, it is unlikely that the console will get launched.