Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has some big dreams for the mobile market; yet, the firm has mostly kept nun about its plans. A recent Surface Phone leak from a Chinese website as screengrabbed by a Twitter user suggests that the Surface Phone could double as a projector.
The legend of the Surface Phone has endured months of rumors, leaks, and lack of official confirmation from Microsoft. Well, it appears that we haven’t seen the last of Surface Phone rumors and the latest news hitting the grapevine supports the view that the Surface Phone will be an incredible productivity tool.
What will you do with a Microsoft Surface Phone that doubles as a projector?
According to a recent leak from a Chinese website, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) rumored Surface Phone will be able to double as a projector. We have already written about the Continuum feature of the Surface Phone – a feature that can let you transport work from the Surface Phone to a monitor for a full-fledged PC experience. With continuum, you can connect the Surface Phone to a monitor and keyboard, use the phone as a trackpad to get busy.
Now, the Chinese leak suggests that you don’t even need a monitor to get a full-fledged PC experience with the Surface Phone. With the rumored inbuilt projector feature of the Surface Phone, you can beam the phone onto a wall for a larger screen real estate to get meaningful world done.
The rumors about how the Surface Phone will double as a projector keys into the idea that the Surface Phone will be a powerful productivity workhorse. The enterprise market will love the fact that its projector feature makes it easy to get work done and collaborate without crowding over a 4.5″ screen.
However, it is still a little too early to know if the Surface Phone will debut with the projector feature. Even if the Surface Phone debuts with the projector feature, the leak suggests that the phone won’t last more than an hour in projector mode. Of course, the time constraint makes sense considering the battery size of the average smartphone.
There’s something new on Microsoft Surface Pen
The Surface Phone might also debut with incredible Surface Pen support – a move that could set the device apart from other flagship devices. Neither the iPhone 8 nor the Samsung Galaxy S8 seem to have pen/stylus support; hence, the Surface Phone could be a perfect fit for folks who love to jot notes and draw.
Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Surface Pen is still the best-in-class digital pen in the market. The Surface Pen sports with precision ink on one end and a rubber eraser on the other. The firm also notes that the Surface Pen delivers “finer artistic control, greater sensitivity, & virtually no lag” than other rival pens.
Microsoft Surface Phone is shaping up to be a great changer in the smartphone market if it comes to the market with all the rumored features. However, the success of the Surface Phone depends on Redmond’s ability to actually build the device – and in good time. For now, we wait until Satya Nadella decides that the Surface Phone is ready for the market.