Tech world is expected to see two big phones this year: the iPhone 8 from Apple Inc. and the Surface Phone from Microsoft Corporation .
Microsoft is supposed to release the Windows 10-powered Surface Phone in the second half of this year. The Redmond-based tech giant remains quiet about the Surface Phone. It neither confirmed nor denied rumors regarding the Phone. Last year, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told shareholders that the company hasn’t abandoned the mobile business but instead it is “looking at different forms and functions for mobile devices.” He hinted that Microsoft is planning to build an “ultimate mobile device,” without mentioning the Surface Phone.
In this post, we’ve rounded up everything that you need to know about the purported Phone.
Surface Phone Rumors, News, Specs
Microsoft is said to be designing the Surface Phone for business and corporate customers. The Phone is expected to feature top-class productivity and security tools.
Rumors suggest that the rumored Surface Phone line will include three models. According to the rumors mill, the base model will get 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, while the higher-end phone will feature 6GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. All of the three versions would sport a 20-megapixel rear camera. There is no further information is available at this time about those three models.
The Surface Phone is expected to come with Intel’s Kaby Lake chip. However, some reports claim that the handset will boast Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor.
Moreover, the Surface Phone is rumored to support Win32 apps. That means people will able to run Windows apps on their smartphones. According to tech experts, this unique feature could encourage Android and iOS users to switch to a Windows phone.
Microsoft Corporation is planning to build a Windows 10-powered smartphone that could be folded into a tablet. In a new patent, the Windows maker showed a mobile phone with multiple flexible hinges that would work as a smartphone and a tablet. In another patent filing, the company included a mobile device that could function both as a book and as a laptop.
Release Date and Price
Microsoft has yet to break its silence regarding the Surface Phone. It seems that the company is waiting for a right time to release the phone.
Based on rumors and experts’ opinions, we believe that the Phone won’t arrive until 2018. Microsoft could release the Phone in the first quarter of 2018. However, many tech experts believe that the device will make arrive sometime this year, possibly in Holiday 2017.
As far as the price is concerned, the lower-end model of the Surface Phone is expected to start at $699, while the higher-end model will be offered at $1,099.