Microsoft Band 2 Leaked Images Show New Curved Display and More
Ahead of Microsoft’s October 6 “Windows 10 devices” event, alleged render images of the Band 2, the company’s refresh to its first wearable device, have leaked on the Web. The images show off a new curved display and metallic body sides.
The company is seemingly using a new curved display, according to the images leaked by MicrosoftInsider.es. The Band 2 is expected to come equipped with a couple of more and improved sensors. Among these include GPS, microphone, ambient light sensor, UV sensor, accelerator, and galvanic skin response sensors. The images also suggest that the Band 2 will retain the 2-button setup as its predecessor.
The Band 2 could run on Windows 10 IoT, the variant of the company’s latest operating system designed to fuel Internet of Things gadgets. Bolstering that theory is the “Windows 10 Devices” theme for October 6 event. Unfortunately, that’s all there is to make out of the images.
The company is also expected to launch the Surface Pro 4, the successor to the last year’s Surface Pro 3, at the same event. The Surface Pro 4 is expected to get a little thinner, and more powerful. The company is also likely to swap the processor with Intel’s sixth-generation Skylake chipset.
The company is also expected to launch two smartphones – the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL – at the event. Both the handsets are expected to run Windows 10 Mobile Threshold 1. The Lumia 950, and Lumia 950 XL are expected to, respectively, have QHD displays, and Snapdragon 808 and Snapdragon 810 chipsets.