Microsoft announces October event for new Surface Pro tablet and Lumia smartphones

2015 has been a great year for Microsoft, with the successful launch of Windows 10 and a new low end tablet with the Surface 3. Now the company is ready to update its popular Surface Pro tablet line-up and hopefully deliver a new smartphone finally worth buying.

Media overnight received invitations to a special Windows 10 device launch where, according to The Verge, 

Microsoft’s new tablet has been heavily anticipated after the success of last year’s Surface Pro 3. There aren’t too many big changes expected, but rumours suggest the screen size and resolution will increase, while the device will become thinner and lighter. The optional keyboard cover which turns the Surface Pro tablets into fully functional laptops will also receive an update, with a better trackpad and a fingerprint sensor expected.

The tech world has been waiting for Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 follow up as keenly as they do for a new iPhone.

The design and specs of Microsoft’s first two smartphones after acquiring Nokia have already been leaked, revealing some juicy specs for the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL.

The 950 will feature a 5.2-inch screen with a super crisp quad-HD resolution, a 20-megapixel camera, iris scanner, hexa-core processor and a big 3000mAh battery. The larger 950 XL features almost the same specs, but with a 5.7-inch screen and a more powerful octa-core processor. Both will of course be running Windows 10 Mobile.

The devices are expected to cost $800+ plus in Australia, with the 950XL likely to push the $1000 mark similar to other large screened flagship devices. Expect to see them in Aussie stores sometime before Christmas.

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