Microsoft is about to follow Apple and Google with releasing a new version of its smartphone OS and new flagship smartphone and phablet. New images and details regarding the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL have leaked.

It's been a busy couple of months for Microsoft, as it released its latest desktop OS, Windows 10, and now, the company is planning to release Windows 10 Mobile for smartphones and a pair of flagship smartphones. We've been reporting on details of the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL since details of the handsets leaked in early May.

The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, at the time, were being referred to by their codenames of "Talkman" and "Cityman." In early July, we reported on the high-end specs of the Lumia 950 XL phablet after it was spotted on an online benchmark site.

Microsoft's Lumia 950 XL has leaked once again, this time in the form of press renders of the device. The pictures were posted by the always-reliable @evleaks and show the phablet's  5.7-inch 2560 by 1440 quad-HD display and rear black and white case, which also confirms the handset will use a PureView rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics.

The Lumia 950 XL is expected to go head to head with Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, Apple iPhone 6s Plus and Google's upcoming Huwei Nexus 6P phablet.

Microsoft certainly has the specs to back up the Lumia 950 XL's flagship status. The device will boast a 5.7-inch quad-HD display and will be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and 3 GB of RAM to keep Windows 10 running smooth. It's expected to ship with 32 GB of internal storage, which can be expanded further thanks to Microsoft's decision to also include a microSD expansion slot, something most flagship devices lack these days.

The Lumia 950 XL will sport a 20 megapixel PureView rear camera with OIS (optical image stabilization) and 5 megapixel front-facing shooter. The phablet will ship with a 3,300 mAh battery, support wireless charging out of the box and use a USB Type-C charging connector.

Microsoft is expected to officially announce the Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL and Lumia 550 at a press event on Oct. 6. Are you planning to buy any of Microsoft's new Lumias? Let us know in the comments below.

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