UPDATE: Added a clearer Lumia 950 XL product image courtesy of @evleaks.
6th October will be a big day for Microsoft as they would be announcing the latest Microsoft Surface Pro 4 as well as their new flagship Lumia smart phones. Just like the Nexus 6P, a couple of slides have leaked from what appears to be an internal presentation of the latest Lumia 950 and Lumix 950 XL flagship smart phones. NokiaForever initially posted these images but they were later taken them down.
The details revealed have reaffirmed a couple of speculations we’ve heard before. Both Lumia 950 and 950 XL will have Quad HD displays, 20MP Pure View cameras and they will use the new future-proof reversible USB Type C port. While Microsoft is yet to jump onto the fingerprint scanning bandwagon, these new flagships are shown with Iris scanning built-in for Windows Hello. In terms of OS, they would be the first to run on Windows 10 mobile, in line with its current Windows 10 push.
The Lumia 950 is the smaller version of the lot with a 5.2″ AMOLED display and under the hood, it gets a Snapdragon 808 Hexa-Core processor with 3GB of RAM. It will come with 32GB of on-board storage which fortunately is still expandable with microSD. The back gets a 20MP Pureview camera assisted with dual-LED flash while the front will carry a 5MP selfie shooter. Keeping the lights on is a 3,000mAh capacity battery which supports Qi Wireless charging like its predecessors.
Meanwhile the Lumia 950 XL is a larger phablet sized sibling with a 5.7″ AMOLED display. The screen isn’t the only feature that’s upsized as it gets a top of the line Snapdragon 810 processor that’s mated to 3GB of RAM with 32GB of on-board storage. While the main camera is the same 20MP PureView unit, the 950 XL gets an extra boost with a triple LED flash light. For selfies, it still retains the same 5MP shooter as the Lumia 950. With a larger screen, the battery has a slightly bigger capacity at 3,300mAh.
It has been a while since Microsoft had launched a flagship smart phone and this is probably the biggest upgrade that matches up with its Android rivals. The Microsoft event is happening on 6th October at 10:00PM Malaysian time.