It’s official. Microsoft has sent out invitations to the “Big Bang” hardware event on October 6. We’re expecting to see the Microsoft Lumia 950, Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, Surface Pro 4, and Microsoft Band 2.
Very little is known about Surface Pro 4 and Microsoft Band 2. In fact, almost nothing is known about Microsoft Band 2, except for the fact that it will still run only firmware and not Windows 10 Core.
Surface Pro 4 is expected to use Intel’s new Skylake processors, which would be really interesting, since Microsoft usually likes to stay a generation behind when it comes to processors. The new Surface Pro line is expected to be the same design as the Surface Pro 3 (it will fit the existing dock), although there should also be a larger, 14″ model.
Then there’s Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, dubbed Talkman and Cityman, respectively. They’re expected to have 5.2″ and 5.7″ displays, use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 808 and Snapdragon 810 processors, respectively.
They’re both expected to use 1440p AMOLED displays, 3 GB of RAM, 20 MP Pureview rear cameras, and 5 MP front cameras. Of course, they are both expected to run Windows 10 Mobile.
I want to point out that the Surface team is always very quiet, and I’m going to throw something out there. A term that will throw any Microsoft enthusiast into a frenzy: Surface Mini.
Remember when Microsoft was announcing the Surface Pro 3 back on May 20, 2014? They were supposed to announce a Surface Mini as well, but it got scrapped in favor of waiting for Windows 10. Well, Windows 10 is here.
Another thing to consider is that Surface and Lumia are officially there to showcase Windows 10, so why wouldn’t they have a mini tablet running Windows 10 Mobile?