Oops! Microsoft accidentally leaks Lumia 950 and 950XL Windows 10 Phone details

Thanks for confirming before the official launch, Microsoft!


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Remember all those rumors about the Cityman and Talkman phones, also known as the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL? Well, Microsoft's first Windows 10 Lumias are all but real and confirmed, having accidentally appeared on the U.K. version of the Microsoft Store. Oops.

The two new phones are only listed on the page showing Windows 10-eligible phones, as The Verge first reported, and the entries do not appear on the American version of the Microsoft Store. Clicking on the listing for either phone does not take you to a full product page, so we don’t have too much to go on, but here’s what Microsoft's slip-up revealed.

The Lumia 950XL is listed as a 5.7-inch device with a WQHD display, a 20-megapixel rear-facing camera with Zeiss optics, 32GB storage, and a microSD slot that accepts up to 2TB. The Lumia 950 has a 5.2-inch WQHD display with the same rear-facing camera and storage features. Both phones are, of course, rocking Windows 10 Mobile. Pricing was not listed.

NThere’s always a chance that Microsoft’s data is just placeholder information until the real phones show up. The official launch of the devices should happen during Microsoft’s press event on Tuesday, October 6.

The thing is, the postings on the Microsoft Store line up exactly with the rumors we’ve been hearing about the devices for a while now. It’s a pretty good bet these specs are the real deal.

Other rumored specs not listed include a 5MP front-facing camera for both phones, a Snapdragon 808 processor on the 950, and a Snapdragon 810 for the 950XL.

This is the second major Microsoft leak surrounding its upcoming Lumia flagships over the past seven days. On Friday, slides from what appeared to be a Spanish-language Microsoft presentation surfaced online, spilling the previously rumored Lumia specs.

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