It is generally accepted, but not acknowledged officially, that Microsoft is working on a Surface Phone. There was talk bong before that Microsoft would create a Surface Phone after it acquired Nokia, but the Redmond-based tech giant has denied those rumors in the past and stuck with producing new Lumia phones.
However, rumors and leaks regarding the Surface Phone have continued, hinting that the company may still consider.
Sources familiar with some of the early plans being discussed for Surface phone have told Windows Central that there could be three models planned: Consumer, Business and Prosumer / Enthusiast. However, there is no details about what exactly will separate those categories.
Well here is everything what the Internet abound with rumors on Microsoft's Surface Phone. Have a look at the slider below.
Microsoft may release Surface Phone in 2017
The rumors were speculated that Surface Phone could make its appearance at Microsoft's BUILD conference, but it didn't happen. Now, according to a report from Windows Central, sources close to the matter are saying that Microsoft may actually wait until Sprint 2017 to release the Surface Phone.
Microsoft executive hints about a better phone
Chris Capossela Microsoft's chief marketing officer said in a Tech's Windows Weekly podcast that "We need more breakthrough work ... with Surface we had a bunch of early misfires, but that notion of a tablet that could replace your laptop"
"It has got to be a phone that's sort of like ‘wow, that's a real shocker,' or ‘that's a real breakthrough,' and has got to make me pause before I buy my 17th iPhone, and we need time to actually go built that."
Microsoft purchased surfacephone.com
If you are looking for a hint that Microsoft will introduce a Surface Phone, then look no further. It appears that Microsoft owns surfacephone.com and the company redirecting it to the main Surface website.
Benchmarks and high-end specs
A phone running on Windows 10 and the Edge browser was spotted on the HTML5tech bnchmarking website in late November last year. It was stated that the screen would be a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with Quad HD resolution of 2560x1440 pixels with ClearBlack Gorilla Glass 4 on top.
The Surface Phone may have an Intel Atom x3 (SoFIA) 64-bit processor, along with a 4GB of RAM. Other features includes 64GB or 128Gb of internal storage and a MicroSD card slot. In the camera department, it is expected to have a 21-megapixel PureView Zeiss 6-lens camera on the back and an 8-megapixel Zeiss wide-angle lens on the front.
Unfortunately, there is no actual leaked images of Surface Phone, but concept renders were created by Nadir Aslam earlier this year. While, the final Surface Phone might not look like these renders.