We have been hearing a lot of rumors about the alleged Microsoft Surface smartphone and while we have no official confirmation about the smartphone, new leaks suggest that it could release this year itself.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has already confirmed that the company isn’t going to abandon its smartphone business, but instead it is looking forward with a new perspective. Nadella had said that the company is looking at different forms and functions for mobile devices and hinted at Microsoft’s intentions of building an ultimate mobile device.
Microsoft Surface will cater to business and corporate customers initially if we are to believe reports. The Surface smartphone will feature top-class productivity and security tools ideal for users who have a lot at stake because of data stored on their smartphones.
If we are to go by reports, the Surface Phone will have three models with the base model powered by 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. The top end model is expected to 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.
Reports have also indicated the possibility of either Intel’s Kaby Lake chip or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor, but we anticipate that Microsoft will most likely go with Qualcomm because Intel’s mobile footprint isn’t that huge. But if we are to believe the rumors that the Surface smartphone will be able to run win32 apps, then an Intel processor makes a lot of sense. This ability to run Windows desktop apps on Surface smartphone will lure impressive numbers from the Android and iOS community who need full-fledged apps to run on their smartphones.
Microsoft 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.