On Tuesday, October 6th, Microsoft has "some exciting news to share about Windows 10 devices". These new devices include new smartphones like the Lumia 950, 950XL, and 550, as well as others as well. This is the information you need for the Microsoft October Event Live Stream, Schedule, Start Time, and what to expect if you watch it online.
So now that the time is set, what can be expected from the new presentation? PC Advisor says that Microsoft's mobile division is in the need of "a shot in the rear", so Microsoft will present "at least three" new phones. Two of these phones will be the long-awaited Lumia 950 and 950 XL. These phones have had the code names of "Cityman" and "Talkman", respectively, and they have also been known as 940 and 940 XL as well. We'll see what they will be completely tomorrow, but here are the projected specs, according to NDTV.
The Lumia 950 will have a 5.2-inch QHD display and powered by a Snapdragon 80 processor with 3GB of RAM and a 3000 mAh battery. As for the 950 XL, it will have a 5.7-inch QHD display, with a Snapdragon 810 chipset and 3GB of RAM. These handsets are expected to have a 21 Megapixel rear camera and a 5 Megapixel front-facing camera.
As for the last phone or phones, this might be some kind of midrange Lumia like the 600, 700, or 800 series, possibly the rumored 1030. Most believe that this third phone unveiled, and possibly the last phone to be announced on Tuesday will be the Lumia 550. Not much is known about the 550, but a leak has revealed a 5-inch HD screen, 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 5 Megapixel rear cameras with LED flash, and 2 Megapixel front cameras, according to a separate article from PC Advisor.
There are other gadgets besides phones that will be unveiled at the big event on October 6th. One is going to be an update to the Microsoft fitness bracelet with the Microsoft Band 2. The other is a rumored Nokia-branded gadget known as the Treasure Tag that allows the user to find items that are lost.
There is also rumors of an update to the Surface Pro 3, the will come in the form of a Surface Pro 4.
Those gadgets are what is expected from Microsoft at their October big event. By the way, the days after the presentation will have Microsoft partnering with major devices makers that are planning to release new Windows 10 hardware. For example, October 7 will be with HP in Barcelona, October 8 will be in New York City with Dell, October 9 will be in San Francisco with ASUS, October 12, will be in Taipei with Acer, October 13 will be in Tokyo with Toshiba, and October 19 will be back in San Francisco with Lenovo.