Microsoft hosting Windows 10 device event on October 7

Microsoft will unveil several new Windows 10 devices during a New York event scheduled for October 6 (12am October 7 AEST). While the invite sent to international tech press such as CNET and The Verge is reasonably vague, the tech giant is expected to take the wraps of the Surface Pro 4, two new Lumia flagship smartphones, and a revamped Microsoft Band fitness tracker.

Leaks appear to have spoiled much of the surprise in regards to Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10 Mobile handsets, the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. Images of both phones have appeared online, alongside fairly comprehensive specification lists.

Previous reports suggest the Lumia 950 will feature a 5.2-inch Quad HD display, a six-core Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, a 3000mAh removable battery, wireless charging, and a USB Type-C connector. The Lumia 950 XL will allegedly feature a bigger 5.7-inch display, an eight-core Snapdragon 810 processor, and a 3300mAh battery.

Both handsets are said to utilise 20MP rear-facing cameras and 5MP front-facing cameras. Rumours suggest they will also feature a Windows Hello-powered iris scanner that will allow users to log in without the need for a passcode.

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