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Surface Pro 4, new flagship Lumias said to debut at Oct. event

Microsoft will allegedly unveil a new Surface tablet, two new flagship Lumia phones, a second-generation Microsoft Band and more at a hardware-focused event in October. The news was first reported this morning by Chinese site WPDang and quickly confirmed by The Verge.

Previous leaks suggest the company is prepping a Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. The larger device, codenamed Cityman, could pack a 5.7-inch 1440 x 2560-pixel display, a 20-megapixel rear camera, 3GB of RAM, USB-C and run Windows 10. The smaller “Talkman” will allegedly offer similar specs, but with a 5.2-inch display.

As for the Surface Pro 4, the design apparently won’t change much compared to the Pro 3. However, it could still pack a sharper display and a slimmer or lighter form. Microsoft is also expected to add some sort of Windows Hello support. That could be a camera for face-recognition, though a fingerprint reader may be more likely.

We still don’t know much about the Microsoft Band 2. We just hope the company can offer a sleeker and more comfortable design. It’s also likely to run an updated operating system based on Windows 10.

Finally, The Verge notes that Microsoft could unveil a few surprise devices as well. A Surface Mini is possible, though that may just be wishful thinking. WPDang claims an Xbox One Mini will be announced as well, but we’re not expecting any gaming console news at the upcoming event.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...