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Microsoft to Launch New Devices

Microsoft to Launch New DevicesMicrosoft to Launch New Devices

Microsoft has begun sending out media invitations for an event it plans to hold in New York City on October 6.

The invitation only says that the press will get to see new Windows 10 devices.

Past image leaks of the phones have talked about the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL high-end flagship duo making their official debut in October. With the announcement of this event, it is likely that these are the phones in question, GSM Arena reported.

Alongside the two highly-anticipated top-of-the-line phones, Microsoft will apparently also unveil the Surface Pro 4 tablet and a new wearable health band.In the pas, rumors have talked about a bigger surface tablet perhaps seeing the light of day this year. This could come with a 14-inch touchscreen, but it is unclear whether it is going to be ready for the October event.

The Surface Pro 4 should keep the form factor and charging mechanism of its predecessor, while packing some other upgrades. It's likely to be thinner and lighter than the Surface Pro 3 and might come with a fingerprint sensor, too. The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL had official-looking press renders leaked last month. They are going to both sport QHD resolution screens, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, a 20 MP PureView rear camera, a 5 MP selfie snapper and a USB Type-C port for charging.

Microsoft has yet to reach an agreement with any local company to officially list their items. However, Financial Tribune reported last year that a former Nokia partner had taken up the repair license for the Redmond-based company.