It was in the March 2016 that the Microsoft Vice President Terry Meryson confirmed that the new Windows Surface phone is in the works of the company. Earlier, it was rumored that the new Windows phone will be out by September 2016, but the bitter truth prevails.. The phone may not be seen until 2017. The Vice President also qouted that,” Windows Surface Phone is not a priority for Microsoft in 2016, so the potential release date seems more feasible for 2017″.
Features of Windows Surface Phone
As the Surface phone is scheduled to be released in 2017, so Microsoft has a lot of time to work upon the features a bit more. With the downfall of Windows phone, this device may end up the shallow run of Microsoft in the Mobile world. It is expected to have a processor that makes it competitive to Android and iOS. It can come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 chipset which many devices are using nowadays. But, since the release of Kaby Lake processors it makes more sense that the device come with the Kaby Lake chipset.
As said by Intel, that the Kaby Lake processors don’t need external graphics card for high end gaming on Windows PC, Microsoft won’t mind giving it a try on Windows Surface phone. Apart from this it is believed to be loaded with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of Internal storage which is really massive.
Rumored Fingerprint Scanner on OLED display
OLED stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode.An OLED display works without a backlight, therefore it can display deep black levels and can be thinner and lighter than a liquid crystal display (LCD).It is vouched that the Windows Surface phone might come with an OLED display with some integrated fingerprint scanning. A sensor is expected to be found below the display and there the fingerprint of the owner will be recognized. This fingerprint scanner will definitely make the Windows Surface phone a hit.
Surface Phone might come in three variants
The Windows Surface phone is believed to come in three variants. It is not a sure news but with most of the companies like Xiaomi, Apple releasing multiple variants of their devices, Microsoft might follow the same. Other than the variant that we talked about, it might come in a 3 GB RAM and 32 GB Internal storage. Other variants may include 6 GB RAM 128 GB storage and 8 GB RAM and 512 GB storage.
Microsoft has not yet talked about the pricing of Windows Surface phone but it is believed to be starting from Rs 26,000($400).
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