Surface Phone is reportedly the Microsoft’s Ultimate Mobile Device and it is supposed to save Microsoft’s Windows Phone (Windows 10 Mobile) operating system. The rumors of this device have been here a long time, and just as faith begins to fade, Microsoft comes back in and fuels the flame; this started back late last year when Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella said that they company will come back with the ultimate mobile device.
Microsoft’s Bilibili account has uploaded a video, titled ‘1706 Engineering Equipment’. The video’s description has revealed that Microsoft’s Surface Phone could come in two variants. Two Surface Phone variants are codenamed as Surface Peking and Surface Slavonia.
Surface Phone Features
The translated description has revealed that the Surface Phone is a handheld device and a portable work platform too. Surface Phone will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor. It will also come with ONTO TABLE Projection Continuum feature that will will offer desktop work of up to 1 hour.
Microsoft will also bundle Surface pen to allow users to do work on OneNote and take notes easily. It will also have 185 degree angle support that makes it a ultimate mobile device.
It seems the device will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset based on the Windows on ARM based processors from the Microsoft-Qualcomm partnership. It could very well be the cellular PC that Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf spoke about during his company’s recent earnings back in April. This perspective, of the Cellular PC that’s planned for a Q4 2017 release might be the Surface Phone, in principle, even though it may not be called Surface Phone.
Microsoft has already deleted the video, no other details of the device is available as of now. As for the release date, Microsoft has been tight lipped on details of the entire device, however, speculations point towards a fall release this year, or an early release in 2018.
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