Microsoft is still struggling to bring Windows 10 to a majority of the home devices. Windows 10 Mobile seems to be doing worse ever since the company announced that the update would be rolling only to certain Lumia phones.
Realizing that the Lumia series is not bringing it good fortune, the company has decided that it will launch another phone albeit under the Surface product line. Here's a lot to look forward to in the next Microsoft flagship phone.
The Surface hybrid PCs have been contributing a large revenue to the company. And it may be no surprise if the Surface phone gets the same design aesthetics as its big brothers. The Surface phone will still be light-weight even though it may be a metal finish.
The heart of the device may have an Intel chipset that may deliver superior performance while still providing great battery life. Intel's new chipsets in the market have helped boost the sales of ultrabooks for the same reasons. It would be great to see the same chipsets running in this phone.
Being a flagship, the Surface phone has to be on par with the competition. And having a 6-inch QuadHD screen seems to be the only possible way. It would be great to view documents as well as enjoy movies.
Microsoft has been basking in the fame of its Lumia phones only for its camera hardware. The same mantra will trickle down to the Surface phone. The beauty of manual control to click amazing photographs will never disappear from the company's product line.
Windows 10 of course
The Surface phone will no doubt be running the latest update of Windows 10 Mobile. The OS is still receiving regular updates and responses from many testers are fixing a lot of issues. Also, the phone will support Continuum for better productivity.
The craziest assumption so far is that the Surface phone will have a kickstand similar to the hybrid tablets. Propping up the phone on the bedside table does sound interesting, but we yet have to see if this feature will be added or not.
The phone was slated to be released by the end of 2016, however, it may be pushed back further to 2017.