#SurfacePhone #WindowsPhone – Microsoft Surface Phone 2016 news: Is the Surface phone in the works? : The long-rumored Microsoft Surface Phone 2016 failed to make an appearance once again in the recently held Microsoft event. The company has not even made an official announcement, but rumors and speculations about what the phone would be continue to make the rounds.
Microsoft’s Surface brand has successfully introduced generations of 2-in-1 devices that continue to be competitive in the market. For elaboration, Microsoft Surface laptops and tablets boast of interchangeability in function and appearance. Both products may come with detachable screen and keypad.
Microsoft has ventured into mobile phones in the past, but did not become as successful as expected. With the Surface brand, people are enthusiastic about the company’s return to the mobile phone games.
Tech Times has listed Microsoft Surface Phone as one of the five upcoming phones worth waiting for. The publication has gathered that the phone will have a metal body and a unique fingerprint scanner for added user protection.
The mobile phone that is expected to run on Windows 10 is also said to come in three variants, which will come in two screen sizes. The consumer variant is said to come with a 5.5-inch screen and the business variant will come with a 6-inch screen.
Intel’s Kaby Lake processor is said to be used on the mobile phones with the lower model having 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB onboard memory, while the higher model will have 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB memory. The third, whose screen size has not been specified yet, will make use of the Snapdragon 820 processor with 8 GB of RAM and 512 onboard storage capacity.
While Microsoft continues to remain silence about the product, PC World quotes Microsoft executive vice president of Windows and Devices Terry Myerson as saying, “Technically, there are really two things that are unique about Windows Mobile. One is cellular connectivity and the other one is the ARM processors that are there.”
“So we’re going to continue to invest in ARM and cellular,” Myerson continued. “And while I’m not saying what type of device, I think we’ll see devices there, Windows devices, that use ARM chips. I think we’ll see devices that have cellular connectivity.”
Whether the phone is in the works or not, it looks like the consumers will not be seeing the product this year. In the meantime, all the speculations should be taken with a grain of salt. Source: ecumenicalnews