Windows Phone users have been waiting quite a while for new flagship smartphones, and it looks like Microsoft is finally ready to deliver.
Microsoft is now sending invitations to an event that’ll take place in New York City on October 6 at 10:00 am ET. The invite says that Microsoft as “some exciting news to share about Windows 10 devices,” but it doesn’t reveal any other details about what might be shown.
Previous reports have suggested that Microsoft will show its new Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL phones in October, so this is likely the event that we’ll see ‘em at. The two phones are expected to have 2560x1440 displays, 20-megapixel rear cameras, 3GB of RAM, and microSD slots, with the Lumia 950 reportedly packing a 5.2-inch screen and the Lumia 950 XL coming with a 5.7-inch screen. The Lumia 950 is also rumored to have a Snapdragon 808 processor, while the Lumia 950 XL could have a Snapdragon 810 chipset.
Also expected to be shown at this October event is a Surface Pro 4. The new model is expected to look largely similar to the Surface Pro 3 on the outside, but some internal spec upgrades are possible. Also rumored to be planned for this event is a new Microsoft Band.
It sounds like this October 6 event could be a big one for Microsoft. For us smartphone nerds, the debut of the Lumia 950 and 950 XL will be huge because the last time that Microsoft introduced a flagship Windows phone, it was the Lumia 930 in April 2014. Not only will the Lumia 950 and 950 XL end Microsoft’s flagship smartphone drought, but the two phones will also be some of the first devices to launch with Windows 10 Mobile.