Microsoft Corporation CEO Satya Nadella has confirmed that the software giant is working on “the ultimate mobile device.” That device is believed to be the Surface Phone, which has been rumored for a long time. Talking to the Australian Financial Review, Nadella said that his company was already present in “structural innovation” in the phone arena and was focusing on productivity, management and security in mobile.
Microsoft is expected to launch a new line of smartphones under the Surface brand in 2017. Rumors suggested that the Surface Phone will be powered by the company’s Windows 10 operating system. The new Phone is rumored replace the iPhone as a smartphone superstar. Some reports suggested that the new Microsoft phone will arrive in early next year.
Microsoft Seems To Building Phone For Business Users
Rumors suggest that the Surface Phone will target business and corporate users. The Phone is said to the most secure and productivity-focused device and could attract business and corporate customers.
According to rumors, the Phone will support Win32 apps, allowing users to run Windows program. Moreover, Microsoft is reportedly building a pen and a removable keyboard to make professionals and business users more productive. The Surface Pen will offer more precise and accurate input method, while the removable keyboard will be used for all the long typing sessions, according to the reports.
“We will continue to be in the phone market not as defined by today’s market leaders, but by what it is that we can uniquely do in what is the most ultimate mobile device,” Nadella said.
“Therefore we stopped doing things that were me-too and started doing things, even if they are today very sub-scale, to be very focused on a specific set of customers who need a specific set of capabilities that are differentiated and that we can do a good job of,” the Microsoft Corporation CEO added.
What the Rumor Mill Saying About Microsoft Surface Phone
The Surface Phone is now a hot topic in the tech world. Since Microsoft introduced an amazing Surface Studio, many fans are expecting the company to launch a superstar smartphone next year.
Rumors mill expects that the Surface Phone will have three versions: a consumer model, a business model, and an enthusiast edition. The base model is expected to get 4GB of RAM with 64GB of storage, while a mid-range will feature 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.
Rumors suggested that the new smartphone will sport a 20 megapixel rear camera with a Carl Zeiss lens.
Microsoft is expected to add the powerful Kaby Lake processors to the new Surface Phone line up. The device might come with Windows 10 Redstone operating system.
The Surface Phone is rumored to come with a unique fingerprint sensor. Microsoft recently filed a patent suggesting that the firm is planning to integrate a fingerprint sensor on the phone’s display.
The Surface Phone is expected to be an expensive device. Reports suggested that it would get a price tag between $699- $1,100. The base model is likely to be offered at $699, while the high-end phones selling at $1,099.
Microsoft Corporation seems to be waiting for a right time to release the details about the Surface Phone. But speculators believe that the tech giant will announce the Phone in April 2017.