We are all geared up for the Microsoft Event, which is scheduled to take place in a few hours. Microsoft announced its latest version of Windows OS and Office and nothing is heard from the company at the moment. However, the following products are rumored to get released today.
The Surface Pro 4
In order to compete with the Apple’s and Google’s iPad Pro and Pixel C respectively, we can expect the next version of Surface Pro at the event. Surface Pro 4 could have a very high-resolution display (possibly 4K), improved pen recognition, more portable design, and Biometric Login.
Rumors suggest that Microsoft will release the Surface Pro 4 Tablet in two sizes; one in the usual 12-inch and the other in a 13-14-inch size. It is also expected that the device may run Windows 10 and might have a memory of 16 GB of RAM, 1 TB of Hard Disk, a front camera supporting Windows Hello feature and can possibly house Intel’s 6th generation of processors. This is most expected at the Microsoft Event.
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Microsoft Band 2
We can expect the company to launch the second version of its Band wearable, codenamed ‘Envoy’ at the Microsoft event. Leaked images suggest the band to have a curved display and metal finish. Rumors suggest the ban to have additional sensors including an altimeter and the new band is expected to track the movement in steps also. The band has the same two physical buttons but slightly redesigned.
Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL
Much like the Surface Pro 4, Windows Phone enthusiasts have been waiting quite some time for any new flagship hardware from Microsoft. We can expect the release of two Lumia Devices, the Lumia 950 (Talkman) and Lumia 950XL (Cityman) at the Microsoft Event today.
Recently, the company accidentally listed the two smartphones on its UK online store, establishing the truth about the new smartphones. The phones are expected to have an iris scanner and wireless charging. The following specifications can be expected from the new phones:
- Windows 10 OS with 5.2-inch WQHD OLED Display and Snapdragon 808, hexacore, 64-bit Processor.
- 32GB internal (with ext card slot), 3GB of RAM and 3000 mAh removable battery.
- 20 MP PureView rear camera and front 5MP wide angle front camera.
- Windows 10 OS with 5.7-inch WQHD OLED Display
- Snapdragon 810, octa core, 64-bit processor.
- Other specifications are similar to the Lumia 950
- 3340mAh battery.
- Both the phones are expected to have USB Type- C port and matte polycarbonate back finish.
Also, rumors suggest a possible release of another affordable phone from Microsoft, the Lumia 550. The phone is expected to have 5 inch HD display powered by 1GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset and 1GB RAM. The phone may come with 5 MP rear camera and 2MP front camera, 8 GB of internal memory and a 1905 mAh battery.
Windows 10 for Existing Phones
After the release of Windows 10 for laptops and desktop PCs, we can expect the release of Windows 10 OS for existing mobile phones at the Microsoft event. Factory unlocked phone models are most likely to be first in line.
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A Newer Version of Xbox
It has been two years since the release of Xbox and any updates regarding it. So at its second anniversary, Microsoft might come up with a newer version of it with more support for accessories and Windows 10 OS.
Alex Kipman, the big brain behind Hololens, hinted on Twitter that the hardware event today is going to be epic. We can also expect Hololens to be on stage at this event.
Rumors that a Google spokesperson attending the Microsoft event might also announce Google’s plan to integrate Windows 10 more with Google apps, like Hangouts, YouTube, and Google Voice. This would do wonders with Windows 10 mainly in the mobile platform.
Microsoft recently gave hackathon invitation for developers to build VR apps for its devices and for its project to take Google Cardboard. The company’s VR kit could finally see some light in this event.
These are the products that we expect from the Microsoft Event today. We will keep you updated as more news comes. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to keep yourself updated.
Meanwhile, the live event can be watched here.