As Microsoft’s New York event is winding down, here is everything Microsoft announced today.
Lumia 950 and 950 XL
The headline product for our Windows phone fans are the new flagship Lumia handsets.
The Lumia 950 XL is Microsoft’s latest Windows Phone flagship which sports a 5.7 inch WQHD (1440×2560) OLED display , Gorilla Glass 4, 2 Ghz Octa-core processor, 3 GB RAM, a 6 lens F1.9 20MP PureView rear camera with triple-LED flash and rich capture, plus 4K video recording at 30 fps, and 5th generation Optical Image Stabilization, a 5MP F2.4 wide-angle front-facing camera with support for Windows Hello beta, 32GB of internal storage (with a microSD card slot to expand the storage up to 2TB), and a 3340 mAh removable battery with swappable back with Qi wireless charging.
It has 2 antennas with adaptive antenna technology, is liquid cooled, has a 518 PPI OLED screen with Glance support, USB-C with 5 GB/sec data transfer and fast charging, with the device being able to charge up to 50% in 30 minutes.
It is 5.98 x 3.09 x .33 inches (151.9 x 78.4 x 8.3 mm) and weights 5.82 ounces (165 grams).
It is available in white and black and will retail for $649 in November.
The Lumia 950 comes with a 5.2-inch WQHD (1440×2560) OLED display, Gorilla Glass 3, a 20MP PureView camera with triple-LED flash and rich capture, plus 4K video recording, a 5MP wide-angle front-facing camera with support for Windows Hello beta, and 32GB of internal storage (and a microSD card slot to expand the storage up 2TB micro SD card). Under the hoods, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 64-bit Hexa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, and a 3000 mAh removable battery. It will retail for $549 in November.
It also has 2 antennas with adaptive antenna technology, is liquid cooled, has a 564 PPI OLED screen with Glance support, USB-C with 5 GB/sec data transfer and fast charging, with the device being able to charge up to 50% in 30 minutes.
Microsoft Display Dock
The Microsoft Display Dock features 3 USB ports, an HDMI port and a Display port socket, and connects to your phone via USB-C. Microsoft did not announce pricing or availability.
The Lumia 550 is Microsoft’s affordable Lumia, and will come with the following specs:
- 4.7-inch HD screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
- Qualcomm 1Ghz Snapdragon 210 Quad-Core CPU.
- 1 GB of RAM
- LTE support
- Rear 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED Flash.
- Front 2 megapixel camera
- 8GB internal storage and 128GB MicroSD card support
- 1905 mAh battery with rapid charger.
- Single/Dual Sim support
It will be available for $139 this December.
Microsoft Band 2
The Microsoft Band 2 features a curved screen, new curved design with rounded edges, 11 sensors including a new barometer and Gorilla Glass 3, and will retail for $249, available on October 30th.
Surface Pro 4
The new Surface Pro 4 features the same design language as its predecessor but it comes with lots of improvements. It is thinner (8.4 mm) and lighter than ever. First, the 5 megapixel display has been increased by reducing the bezel size. It is powered by Intel 6th Gen Skylake processors with hybrid cooling system, offering improved battery life and performance over last gen models. It has an 8 megapixel front-facing camera with Windows Hello.
You can now buy Surface Pro 4 device up to 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD. Pricing starts at $899 for entry level model. The device will go on sale in November.
The Surface Pro 4 comes with all new Surface Pen with 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity, reduced latency and a one year battery life from a AAAA battery. It also has an eraser and connects magnetically with the Surface Pro 4 for storage. Pressing and holding the button now activates Cortana on your PC.
It now offers the Microsoft Surface Pen Tip Kit which enables you to choose the tip that feels most natural. Users can stick with the preinstalled HB tip for writing and sketching, or swap to a B tip for sketching and illustrations, an H tip for drawing, or the 2H tip for drafting and fast strokes. It is available in charcoal, blue, red, silver and gold.
New Surface type cover
The new type cover is Microsoft’s thinnest ever at 4.95mm, features backlit chicklet keys with a scissor mechanisms, glass trackpad (40% larger) with 5 point multi-touch and also a fingerprint reader.
It is available in Black, red, blue, bright blue, teal, is compatible with the Surface Pro 3 and 4, and will retail for $129.99.
The new Surface Dock transform your Surface into a desktop PC instantly via only one wire. Featuring Surface Connect technology — which enables high-speed transfer of video, audio and data over a single cable users simplyneed to plug in their Surface Connect cable to charge their device and access external monitors, a keyboard, mouse, and more. It features two high-definition video ports, a gigabit Ethernet port, four high-speed USB 3.0 ports, and an audio output.
It is compatible with the Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, Surface Pro 3 and will retail for $199.99
The new Surface book featured a 6 million pixel, 13.5 inch 3000×2000 resolution optically bonded screen with PixelSense, NVidia GeForce GPU, backlit, quiet keyboard with 1.6 mm of travel, glass multi-touch trackpad, 5 point multi-touch. 12 hour battery life, high speed GDDR memory. Microsoft claims it is the fastest 13 inch laptop ever made and is 2 times faster than a Macbook Pro. It also has a full-sized SD card slot, 2 USB ports and is made of magnesium. It featured a dynamic fulcrum hinge. The keyboard is is detachable, leaving a tablet with a 7.7 mm thickness (the USB ports and GPU remains in the keyboard).
The Surface Pro starts at $1499 and will be available on October 26th.
Microsoft Hololens SDK
Microsoft today announced that they are taking applications for the HoloLens development program. It is coming to developers in Q1 2016. The developer edition of HoloLens will cost $3000. In addition to these developers, Microsoft is already working with number of high-profile partners for developing apps for HoloLens.
Overall the event was really successful. Do our readers agree?