Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is holding a special hardware and software event next month in the New York City. We expect the company to release some information about the purported Surface Phone at the event.
Rumors have suggested that Microsoft is preparing a new smartphone phone under its popular Surface brand. The tech titan remains completely silent about the Surface Phone. It neither confirmed nor declined any of the rumors regarding the handset.
Last year, CEO Satya Nadella hinted that Microsoft is planning to build “the ultimate mobile device.” Though he did not mention the name, tech pundits believe that it would be the Surface Phone. This is the only official information currently available about the Surface Phone. Nadella told the company’s shareholders in the fourth quarter that Microsoft is not stepping away from its focus on mobile. The company is looking at different forms and functions for mobile devices instead, the CEO said.
Based on Nadella’s statement and rumors, we think the Surface Phone is the pipeline. Microsoft is only waiting for the right time to announce the Phone. Fans and tech world expect that the Surface Phone that may replace iPhone as a smartphone superstar.
We expect that Microsoft would share information about the Surface Phone at the New York City’s event. Take a look rumors swirling about the Surface Phone.
Microsoft is said to be building three models of the Surface Phone. We might see a consumer model, a business model, and an enthusiast edition. The consumer model is likely to feature 4GB of RAM with 64 GB of storage. The business model is expected to have 6GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. All of the three models might sport a 20-megapixel rear camera with a Carl Zeiss lens.
According to the rumors, the Windows 10-powered Phone will have a radical design and unique features. As we reported previously, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is imagining a phone that could be folded into a tablet. The company filed a new patent showing a mobile device with multiple flexible hinges. The filing suggests a mobile device that could work as both a smartphone and a tablet. The company also filed another patent that includes a mobile device functioning as a book and as a laptop.
The Surface Phone will target business and corporate users. It is expected to be the most secure and productivity-focused handset, featuring a stylish pen and a removable keyboard.
Rumors suggest that the Surface Phone will have Intel’s Kaby Lake processor. But some reports claim that Microsoft will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors in the Phone.
According to the rumors mill, the Surface Phone will support Win32 apps. That means users would be able to run Windows apps on the Surface Phone. Experts believe that the availability of Win32 apps would encourage many Android and iOS users to switch to a Windows phone. This feature could give the Surface Phone an edge over iPhone and Android devices if it comes with Win32 apps support, according to tech pundits.
Microsoft Event in New York City
A report from The Verge suggests that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) will unveil “at least one piece of new hardware,” but it won’t be a successor to the Surface Book. The company could unveil a successor to the Surface 3 or the hardware design of its upcoming Xbox Project Scorpio at the event, according to the report.
Microsoft is using the hashtag “MicrosoftEDU” for the event. Reports suggest that the company will reveal products and software focused mainly on education. It could introduce Windows 10 Cloud operating system, a competitor of Google’s Chrome OS aimed at low-cost computers.
The event will begin at 9:30 AM ET on May 2. The company has started sending invites to the media.