The Windows Surface Phone could have debuted big time this 2016 seeing the debacle of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and the less impressive debuting iPhone 7. But the reality of it all is that Microsoft may not yet be ready to bring the device out in the open.
The only thing to hold on to right now is that a Windows Surface Phone is actually coming. All that was confirmed in March when vice president Tyler Myerson confirmed a Windows Surface Phone is actually in the works.
The only catch was that the Windows Surface Phone is not among the priorities of Microsoft and hence pushing its potential release to 2017. That said, all we can do now is speculate and hope that it will be worth the wait.
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The Windows Surface Phone alleged features
There is a debate right now on what actual specs the Windows Surface Phone will carry. It is a toss-up between a Qualcomm Snapdragon (831) and Intel’s Kaby Lake chips. The latter seems more feasible considering they are currently being shipped.
With no release date set, it makes more sense for Microsoft to wait for these new chips to produce a more powerful Windows Surface Phone to the mobile phone market.
Fingerprint scanner, OLED display
Advanced biometric security is a premium these days and it looks like Microsoft will be doing the same. The word out is that it will feature a fingerprint scanner which will be integrated with the rumored OLED display.
All this will be made possible through a sensor that will be situated underneath the display. Unlocking the device will thus depend on the illuminated ridges from the registered prints.
The base specs of the Windows Surface Phone could see a 5.7-inch or 5.8-inch display, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage. It may also include a 20 MP main camera and a 3,000 mAh battery for its power requirements. Pricing could start at $400.
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