Microsoft’s Windows 10 party is just beginning

A new build of Windows 10 has leaked onto the internet, highlighting a number of useful new features. It is a “Windows 10 devices” event and the Redmond giant may launch new hardware like Lumia phones.


We now take a look at the two flagship devices Microsoft is expected to unveil on October 6, the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950XL.

It appears that Microsoft and King have inked a deal that will make one of the most popular mobile games, Candy Crush Saga, available to Lumia 950/Lumia 950 XL right out of the box. For the most part, the accidental leaks from Microsoft strengthen the earlier rumors about the specs and features of the coming Lumia phones.

Rumors of the Windows 10 hardware lineup have been circulating since August, and Microsoft officially confirmed the date and New York City location in mid-September. It follows the Android OS of Google and iOS of Apple. The long-rumoured Cityman (Lumia 950) and Talkman (Lumia 950 XL) Windows are also anticipated to be released. On the non-mobile Windows 10, it will support messaging over Skype and eventually even SMS, at least for those tablets that support the functionality. Instead, a fingerprint scanner on an updated and refined Surface keyboard sounds more possible. The Lumia 950 XL boasts 5.7-inch display that renders the same resolution as that of the smaller sibling Lumia 950. With the event now a couple of days away, we’re trying to predict what we’ll see.

One of the standout features that Microsoft expects for both premium phones and phablets is facial unlocking using Windows Hello.

“The smartphone market is also fast maturing with less first-time users which have traditionally been the target for Nokia branded devices”, he said. Both devices are expected to incorporate 20MP PureView rear cameras and 5MP front cameras to ensure better selfies and video chats.

An upgrade to Microsoft’s smartwatch and fitness wearable, the Band, is set to arrive as the Microsoft Band 2, with leaked images suggesting it looks like the curved Samsung Fit band.


In all likelihood, we could as well be able to hear more about the upgrades to the popular gaming console.

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