Microsoft has taken another big leap. After launching two flagship smartphones Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, the company is ready to take the gadget market by storm with its Surface Pro 4. To woo gadget lovers, the company even unveiled its much-awaited laptop, the Surface Book and both are now available at pre-order.
Surface Book features
Touted to run at a twice speed of MacBook Pro, Surface Book sports a 13.5-inchPixelSense display with 3000×2000 pixels resolution and 267ppi pixel density. Like Surface Pro 4, this too is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The first laptop of the company also offers a choice of processors and users can either get an Intel Core i7 processor or Intel Core i5 processor. The company has also offered a choice of RAM, between 8GB and 16GB.
Surface Pro 4 features
Apart from the Surface Pen, that is bundled with both Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book, Microsoft Surface Pro boasts of a wide display measuring 12.3-inches along with 2736×1824 pixel, PixelTouch. As expected by users, the screen is well-protected by 0.4mm Corning Gorilla Glass 4. To ensure a hassle free performance, Microsoft has offered a choice of three different 6th generation Core processors of Intel, Core i5, Core i7 and Core M3. Storage is also not a problem with this device as its storing capacity starts from 128GB and can be extended up to 1TB. It also supports a high-speed RAM of 16GB. Yet, the basic model starts from 4GB. Claimed as sturdier, thinner, lighter and faster model, Surface Pro 4 also has impressive camera features with 8MP at the rear and 5MP at front.… Read the rest
Word is out that Microsoft has started sending out invites for its Windows 10 event slated for October 6, at Moynihan Station in New York. The event will see high profile launches for the Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL and the Surface Pro 4 tab. In addition, the event will also see release of the much-anticipated Microsoft Band.
About The Launches
The Invite reads: “We have some exciting news to share about Windows 10 devices…” Microsoft is trying to wipe away the poor turnout memories that it saw at IFA Berlin last month. It is now placing all its bets on the Surface Pro 4, given that the preceding model had been a stellar success.
We do not expect the Surface Pro 4 to be hugely different from the Surface Pro 3. From the reports we have gathered so far, it’s also possible that Microsoft will retain the same form factor and charging system as the Pro 3. However, it could enhance the display resolution and start working on a sleeker build. Rumors suggest Microsoft will include an all-new fingerprint scanner on the device. This is something to look forward to.
Microsoft has already declared that the Surface Pro is a hit with buyers. According to fresh buzz, it is expected that Microsoft could release a 14-inch variant of the Surface device as well. Perhaps this is a bid to compete with the iPad Pro from Apple.
The Windows 10 Story
Windows 10 saw a launch two months back and despite roadblocks is steadily climbing popularity charts. The new testing and software runs suggest that Windows 10 has a much better built than the debacle Microsoft 8. It is also working decently across the mobile and tablet platforms besides the standard computer.
Expect the unexpected
One bouncer that Microsoft could throw at the event is the launch of its Holo Lens that was showcased at the E3 Conference back in June.… Read the rest
Rumors and speculations related to Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL have been doing rounds of the internet for the last couple of months. Now, the speculations have grown stronger as the phones are reported to be released at a grand event in October. A new report that surfaced now claims that the company is planning a new flagship phone with the name of Surface Mobile. The report also hints the phone to enjoy specifications similar to that of Lumia 950 XL Cityman combined with some other features.
Microsoft flagship handset at a glance
The upcoming flagship phone, which is code named as Project Juggernaut Alpha is also expected to be paired with an input device, Surface Pen, reports WMPU. Though there is no confirmation from the makers, reports indicate this to be a premium handset with 21 MP PureView Zeiss 6-lens camera at back.
Noticing the increasing popularity of selfies, the phone features 8 MP Zeiss wide-angle camera at front. The phone is also reported to feature 5.5-inch display supported by QHD screen resolution. To make the phone a perfect desktop substitute, it has been loaded with Intel Atom x3(SoFIA) processor of 64-bit along with a 4GB RAM.
The phone may also run Win 32 (desktop). Yet, to get confirmed details, Microsoft fans will have to wait for some more days, till the company makes any kind of announcements. … Read the rest
Microsoft Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL, which are now being tipped to be named Lumia 950 and 950 XL, could launch at the IFA scheduled in September. Further, they would be available in stores by October or November. Although there is no official confirmation about these phones from the manufacturer, rumors suggest they are on the way.
Reports published by Windows Central suggest that these phones will come with an iris scanner for facial recognition and they are expected to include Surface Pen technology.
Also on the cards, is the introduction of covers for these smartphones. The cover would have a circular cut-out so that users can check notifications easily. Apart from this, reports also confirm earlier predictions regarding the 5.2-inch QHD display and 64-bit hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Soc processor.
Meant for premium smartphone users, the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is also expected to come with a 20MP PureView rear camera along with a 5MP wide-angle camera in the front. With an in-built storage of 32GB, the device would be worth noticing.
To know confirmed specifications of the phone, Microsoft fans will have to wait for official confirmation from the company or for its launch.
Microsoft may soon be ready with its flagship phones. CEO; Satya Nadella said that they are ready with two new variants of Lumia handsets which will be named as Lumia 950 and 950 XL, as reported by TOI.
A website named Ithome.com has leaked the specifications of the phone even before its launch in the market. One of the first information, which has been leaked, is that Lumia 950 will be named as Talkman and 950XL will be called as Cityman.
In addition to this, the new 950 XL will sport a 5.7 screen and 950 will have 5.2-inch display. Cityman will feature Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa core processor while the latter will be an 808 chipset. Both the handsets will have a C type USB port and a metal body frame. In addition to this, they will have 3GB RAM and internal storage of 32 GB which is expandable.
The battery capacity will be 3300 mAH for XL and 3000 for Lumia 950. They will come loaded with wonderful 20 MP rear camera and 5 MP front cameras. These two phones will be the first of its kind that will run on the new Windows 10 software package.
Pricing of the product
People were expecting that the price of these two Smartphone’s would also be leaked, but alas, the pricing of the product is not available. It is mentioned that the phone will be launched somewhere around September or early October.
After buzz that Microsoft will introduce its new flagships by the name of Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, sources online suggest that the new handsets will be released soon. Come November or even October this year, the Lumia 950 Series will debut in the market. Interestingly, these handsets still are going by their codenames Talkman and Cityman that had been the case for Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL respectively.
We have came to know that the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL will have a sleek body with a full-metal build. In addition, the handsets will house an USB-C port backed by Continuum support.
The website reveals that Microsoft Lumia 950 will have screen size of 5.2 inches a with 2K resolution powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon six-core processor. The handset will come with 3 GB RAM with on board storage of 32 GB that can be expanded further. The shutters will pack in 20 MP and 5 MP on the back and front respectively while the phone will be featuring a 3000 mAh battery.
The 950 XL version will come in 5.7 inches screen size with 2K resolution. The processor will be of the same make as above but will come with eight cores. The other features are same but the battery is bumped up at 3300 mAh battery.
Microsoft is rumored to launch Lumia 950 and 950 XL instead of Lumia 940 variants. The looks of the smartphone was still a secret, but somehow it was disclosed by various sources, as reported by Lockerdome.com. It has been reported that new Lumia 950 and 950 XL both will be having a metal frame as body and a USB-C connecter and charger will be available with the set.
Knowing about the specifications
Listed below are the rumored specifications of the Lumia 950 XL and 950
950 may come with 5.2 inch screen and 950 XL will have a 5.7 inch screen
Lumia 950 will be having Qualcomm Snapdragon (six core) processor and 950 XL will have a eight core processor.
Both the Smartphones could come with 3GB RAM and internal memory of 32 GB which is expandable
Lumia 950 will hold a 20 MP camera and the Lumia 950 XL will have a three flash camera with 20 MP rear cameras.
Both the phones will have a 5 MP front camera along with USB type C
After going through the leak information, one can say that both Lumia 950 and 950 XL will be soaring high once they are launched in the month of October-November.
In a run up to the Windows 10 release on July 29, Microsoft is busy focusing on its Windows 10 Mobile. The American giant is set to launch a flagship phone that runs of its latest OS very soon. We are anticipating an IFA 2015 release or launch at Berlin in Germany. However, contrary to our thought that the maker will release just a single smartphone, you can expect a slew of Windows 10 handsets, according to Evan Blass who uses the Twitter handle @evleaks. A Tweet pointed out that there are six different handsets Microsoft will launch in the next few months.
Lumia 950 Sneaks In
Surprisingly, we have heard from the same source that Microsoft may skip the Lumia 940 line altogether and will release its premium line christened Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL next. At the Worldwide Partner Conference keynote last week, Terry Myerson from Microsoft also confirmed that premium handset editions on Windows 10 are next in line for release.
What Nadella Says?
Perhaps this is to keep up with Satya Nadella, CEO at Microsoft’s vision that the company is keen on focusing on a handful of phones that will preset how unique Windows 10 is for an optimal user experience. With Windows handsets not having caught up top rank till date, the upcoming range is something to reckon with indeed.
Microsoft has gone on record admitting that the Nokia deal was a debacle and if a Chinese tech blog for Windows Phone is to be believed, then the giant might skip releasing any Lumia 940 variants and bring in a new line branded the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950XL.
The Specs Revealed
If there indeed is a Lumia 950 on the cards, it could come with a 5.2-inch screen coupled with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 and 424ppi pixel density. Powering the phone will be a Snapdragon 808 processor with hexagon CPU. Graphics will be taken care of by Adreno 418 GPU handling graphics. With a 3GB of RAM, one can expect a higher speed than all previous Lumia 950 handsets. Reports also suggest that the other features would be similar to what we had expected for the Lumia 940. These include:
32GB of internal-expandable storage
20MP PureView main shutter
5MP secondary shutter with triple LED flash
Bigger And Better
As for the Microsoft Lumia 950XL, we expect a 5.7-inch screen size backed by 1440 x 2560 resolution with a pixel density of 515 ppi. Processing will be jet fast thanks to the 64-bit Snapdragon 810 chipset with octa-core CPU and top-of-the-game graphics are expected due to the Adreno 430 GPU. All other features are similar to the Lumia 950, err the ex-Lumia 940 from Microsoft.