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Microsoft today sent out media invites to an October 6 event in NYC. The company says it has “some exciting news to share about Windows 10 devices.”

Rumors have been circulating for months that Microsoft plans to unveil new phones (Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL) next month, along with successors to its Surface and Band lineups. A Surface Pro 4 and a Microsoft Band 2 are thus potential candidates for the hardware-packed event.

Yet the invite doesn’t mention specific devices. It merely says, “Join us for the media briefing at the Skylight at Moynihan Station in New York City on October 6th at 10:00 a.m. EDT.”

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The smartphones will likely be the big highlight of the event, given that they will be the company’s first phones running Windows 10 Mobile. The two devices, codenamed Cityman and Talkman, have been leaking for months.

Talkman, likely called the Lumia 950, is expected to sport the following:

  • Matte White or Black polycarbonate body
  • 5.2 inch WQHD (1440×2560) 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, likely called the Lumia 950 XL, is expected to be its larger and more powerful cousin:

  • Matte White or Black polycarbonate body
  • 5.7 inch WQHD (1440×2560) 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

Windows 10 Mobile is rumored to arrive by the end of this quarter, though that date may slip a bit. The phones will likely go on sale either in time for Windows 10 Mobile’s debut or soon after.

Specifications for other Windows 10 devices has yet to leak. All of the Windows 10 hardware at the event will likely be ready to go on sale in time for the holiday shopping season.

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