As we move further into 2017, speculations regarding Microsoft Surface Phone are increasingly steadily. It was also unveiled recently that surfacephone.com redirects to Microsoft’s Surface Pro page, leading to many reports saying that the surfacephone.com domain is owned by Microsoft itself.
Surface Pro, Surface Book, and Surface Studio are all brilliant devices from Microsoft. Not only do they look visually very pleasing, they are also capable of highest levels of performance. In that respect, Microsoft Surface Phone is expected to be one of the best devices in the smartphone market.
In this article, we take a look at what the rumors have to say about Microsoft Surface Phone, and how the much-awaited device is shaping up to.
Microsoft Surface Phone — Design and Display
Leaked images of Microsoft Surface Phone and the renders of the device based on rumors clearly show that the Microsoft Surface Phone will be a phablet. Microsoft Surface Phone will reportedly come in two variants – one will be for the consumer sector, while the other will be target towards business professionals.
Reports suggest that the consumer-oriented variant of Microsoft Surface Phone will feature a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440. The business version will have an enormous 6-inch screen. Microsoft Surface Phone will hopefully come with reduced bezels, because the 6-inch screen would be otherwise difficult to handle.
Some rumors are also suggesting the inclusion of a ‘liquid cooled display’ on the Microsoft Surface Phone. However, it is unknown what the technology does.
Microsoft Surface Phone — Processor and RAM
Although there are no concrete reports on what will power the Microsoft Surface Phone, there is a fair possibility that Microsoft Surface Phone will debut with Snapdragon 835 under the hood. Another possibility is Intel manufactured 14nm Kaby Lake CPU.
Consumer variant will likely come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of on-board storage, while the business variant will come with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage. There is a possibility of a third model of Microsoft Surface Phone, which will debut with an unbelievable 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage – these set of specs will clearly be more than enough to drive a PC.
Microsoft Surface Phone — Battery
Reports suggest that the consumer variant of Microsoft Surface Phone will come with a 3000 mAh battery. The variations on the other models of Microsoft Surface Phone are still not known. Don’t forget to check back for more information.
Microsoft Surface Phone — Camera
The primary camera is likely to be a 21MP sensor, and the second one an 8MP one. More details about the camera in Microsoft Surface Phone are still unknown. However, you can expect high-end camera performance with blazing fast auto-focus and a wider aperture.
Microsoft Surface Phone — OS
This is probably the aspect of Microsoft Surface Phone about which there is the least information available. Microsoft Windows Mobile is not something that is wildly popular among the consumers. As a result, if Microsoft Surface Phone debuts with Windows Mobile, its sales might be hit.
On the other hand, Microsoft will not debut the Microsoft Surface Phone with Android. Some reports suggest that Microsoft Surface Phone will come with a special, more visually appealing and powerful version of Windows Mobile.
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Microsoft Surface Phone — Miscellaneous
Microsoft Surface Phone will feature a fingerprint sensor and according to some reports, even a stylus. There is also a possibility of Microsoft debuting a Surface Pro-like keyboard cover for Microsoft Surface Phone.
Microsoft Surface Phone — Release Date and Pricing
As far as the release date goes, there are two views on the subject, and both of them are widely different. Few reports suggest that Microsoft Surface Phone will debut by April 2017. Others suggest that the model is only ready for trials right now, and the Microsoft Surface Phone will be available to the consumers only towards the end of 2017 or beginning of 2018.
Microsoft Surface Phone is shaping up to be a one hell of a device. There is no doubt that Microsoft Surface Phone will be a strong competitor against Android smartphones and iPhone. For more details on Microsoft Surface Phone, don’t forget to read this article.