Microsoft reveals the Lumia 950 and 950 XL by mistake

October 6. That's the date for Microsoft fans to remember, the day when the company is widely expected to refresh its major hardware offerings, including the Surface Pro, Microsoft Band and its upcoming Lumia flagships. However, the company has prematurely revealed its new high-end Lumia handsets on its website.

While pricing and availability were not revealed, the 'leak' at least confirms Microsoft's branding for its 'Talkman' and 'Cityman' devices, which are expected to go on sale as the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, respectively.

This also confirms a lot of what was revealed in earlier leaks regardingthe phones' specifications said. To recap:

Talkman

  • Matte White or black polycarbonate body
  • 5.2 inch WQHD (1440x2560) OLED display
  • Snapdragon 808, 64-bit Hexa core
  • Iris scanner (infrared) for Windows Hello
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot
  • 20MP PureView rear camera
  • 5MP Wide-angle front facing camera
  • 3000 mAh removable battery
  • Qi wireless charging with flip cover
  • USB Type-C

Cityman

  • Matte White or black polycarbonate body
  • 5.7 inch WQHD (1440x2560) OLED display
  • Snapdragon 810, 64-bit Octa core
  • Iris scanner (infrared) for Windows Hello
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot
  • 20MP PureView rear camera with triple LED flash
  • 1mm silver ring inside the circumference of the black camera pod
  • Aluminum side buttons
  • 5MP Wide-angle front facing camera
  • 3300 mAh removable battery
  • Qi wireless charging integrated
  • USB Type-C

Excitement for these devices is high among the Windows community, as they are expected to rejuvenate Microsoft's stagnating Mobile OS, serving as the first showcases of Microsoft's vision of a unified platform across devices, powered by Windows and the Universal App Platform.

Source: Microsoft Store UK via Windows Central

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