Microsoft Corporation Windows 10 Event: New Lumia Phones, Surface 4 Pro Tablet, Band 2 Released

by Jack @ UNIXPlus October 06, 2015

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BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 03: A logo sits outside the Microsoft pavilion during the second day of the Mobile World Congress 2015 at the Fira Gran Via complex on March 3, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. The annual Mobile World Congress hosts some of the wold's largest communication companies, with many unveiling their latest phones and wearables gadgets. (Photo : David Ramos/Getty Images)
With Microsoft Corporation's launch of Windows 10, new devices will be released that would increase user's experience with the upgraded software. In the event, Windows 10 will release new windows Lumia phones, Surface 4 Pro Tablet, and Microsoft Band 2.

"Both Google and Apple have followed Microsoft's lead creating the 2-in-1 category and this event will reveal how Microsoft one-ups the companies who recently launched the Pixel C and the iPad Pro," said Patrick Moorhead, an analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, according to ABC News.

Three new Windows phones will be launched that includes Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, and the Lumia 550. The new devices will have 5.2-inch, 5.7-inch, and 4.7-inch screens respectively. Lumia 950 is run by Snapdragon 808 processor and a 20-megapixel main camera; the Lumia 950XL has a Snapdragon 810 with 20-megapixel main camera, and the Lumia 550 Snapdragon 210 chip and 5-megapixel rear camera.

Both 950 series phones can be compared to powerful devices like the new Nexus 5X and 6P. The devices are equipped with docks that will allow you to connect it with a keyboard and mouse so you can use Microsoft's Office apps just like on a computer.

Hints of a Surface-branded smart phone, which is more premium than the Lumia series, might also be released but that is a rumor since 2012 and the possibility is low, Gizmodo reported.

A new Surface tablet which is more powerful than the recently released 12-inch Surface Pro 3 is said to be launched on the event. The Surface Pro 4 will have a nearly bezel-less appearance, quad-HD display and better pressure-sensitive pen technology which Microsoft bought from Ntrig, PC Mag reported. Aside from that, Dell and HP will also show off Surface-like products that are based on Intel's new Skylake or Atom x5/x7 processors.

The Microsoft Band 2 and the Microsoft Treasure Tag, which is a Nokia-branded gadget that allows you to find lost items, will also be released on the said event. A leaked image of Band 2 shows that the device is more wearable with a curved body and display, Microsoft Insider reported.


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