Microsoft is reportedly planning to host a massive hardware-focused media event this fall in which it’ll introduce two new Lumia-branded smartphones, the Microsoft Band 2 wearable and the Surface Pro 4.
The publication said Microsoft is also planning a couple of surprise announcements at the event. Possibilities include additional Surface hardware and a slimmer Xbox One. If you recall, Microsoft was gearing up to announce a Surface Mini alongside the Surface Pro 3 last year but decided to pull the plug on the announcement at the 11th hour.
Regardless of what else is shown, the Surface Pro 4 and the new Lumia handsets will be the stars of the show. Rumors of a Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL have been swirling for months. Could these be the newest additions to Microsoft’s mobile stable? With specs having already hit the web, the only thing really missing is what the devices will look like and how they’ll work with Windows 10 Mobile.
The Surface Pro 4, meanwhile, isn’t expected to be drastically different than the current model. Microsoft previously said it would keep the form factor and charging interface similar for businesses that invest in accessories such as docking stations.
Not much is known about the Band 2, the successor to Microsoft’s first wearable in years. Some fine-tuning of the overall look and feel is probably in the cards as well as more powerful internal hardware but that’s pure speculation.