Microsoft Surface Phone 2016 news, release date, rumored specs, price details & updates: Microsoft set to unveil new smartphone by 2017

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#Microsoft #SurfacePhoneMicrosoft Surface Phone 2016 news, release date, rumored specs, price details & updates: Microsoft set to unveil new smartphone by 2017 : The Microsoft company is still struggling to make a mark in the smartphone market with its less successful line of Lumia phones and Windows Mobile 10 devices.

This is partly due to the fact that many apps are incompatible with the Windows Mobile operating system (OS), and it thus creates an unsatisfactory experience with owners who wants to enjoy famous apps that are easily available to Android and iOS users.

The shortage of apps is also due to owners and developers who are wary or unsure of releasing a Microsoft Mobile version because of sales uncertainty and Microsoft’s perceived weakness in the already controlled smartphone arena, which is led alternately by Apple and Samsung.

However, recent speculations suggest that Microsoft will start creating smartphones under the Microsoft Surface brand line and it might be an improved one from Lumia.

Speculations suggest that the new Microsoft Surface Phone will be released by Jan. 2017, and it might come in three variants, ranging from a 3GB worth of storage until 512GB, and might be powered by Intel X3 processors.

In addition, the new Surface Phone is rumored to sport a 20-megapixel (MP) rear camera that is developed by Carl Zeiss. It is also expected to come with a range of touch and fingerprint sensors.

Enthusiasts, however, claim that if Microsoft wants to take a good share of the smartphone market, they should at least introduce a game-changing feature in new Surface Phones.

Touch sensors for one are already present in current Samsung and Apple smartphone models, adding it to a new Surface Phone doesn’t really make the model stand out from the other else.

Meanwhile, previous reports claim that the new Surface Phone will have a built-in QWERTY keypad, which may be the game-changing smartphone feature that the company would like to employ. Previous speculations also suggest that the new Microsoft Surface Phone might cost at least $700 up to $1,200. Source: christiandaily