#Microsoft #SurfacePhone – Microsoft Surface Phone release date, news, specs rumors: Microsoft to release Surface Phone as their next flagship handset in 2017? : Microsoft has been successful in launching their Surface devices over the past few years. From hybrid laptops to all-in-one (AIO) desktop computers, the Surface family has continued to expand while maintaining its prime features.
As an example, the Surface Pro series has received positive reviews from regular users and tech critics alike, not to mention its impressive performance in the market even as of today. Next year, the Redmond-based tech company is rumored to extend the Surface label to the smartphone category, with the highly anticipated release of the Surface Phone.
According to Yibada, there are hints that Microsoft will unveil the Surface Phone sometime in 2017, even though the company has not yet confirmed the plan of creating a Surface handset. It can be expected that the Surface Phone will be a Windows 10 handset, and ultimately, the device will be Microsoft’s next flagship handset after the Lumia series.
To note, Lumia has done quite well in the market for the past several years, although it was not enough to mark the smartphone industry under Microsoft’s territory. With the Surface Phone’s expected arrival next year, tech enthusiasts believe that Microsoft will have a great chance to conquer the smartphone market as well.
As reported by the PC Advisor, the Surface Phone is rumored to sport a 5.5-inch AMOLED screen display. It will be powered by a 64-bit Intel chipset, with 4GB RAM and an internal storage capacity ranging from 64GB to 128GB, depending on the Surface Phone variant.
It will receive its own Surface Pen, a microSD card slot plus an enhanced Carl Zeiss rear camera of up to 21MP. Furthermore, the appearance of the Surface Phone can be visualized as a smaller version of a mini Surface tablet. Being a member of the Surface family, it is expected to retain the classic Surface standard with all-metal components.
There is no confirmed release date yet for the Surface Phone. However, it is speculated that the Surface Phone will be presented to the public as early as January 2017. Source: christiantimes