Surface Phone is said to be Microsoft’s upcoming flagship smartphone. There have been several rumors confirming different features of the device. A new report has now confirmed Surface Phone’s existence. Furthermore, it has revealed that Surface Phone will be powered by an improved version of Windows 10 Mobile operating system.
Recently, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella confirmed that the company is planning to launch the ultimate mobile device to take on Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone devices. “We will continue to be in the phone market not as defined by today’s market leaders, but by what it is that we can uniquely do in what is the most ultimate mobile device,” said Satya Nadella. He further stated, “When you say we’ll make more phones, I’m sure we’ll make more phones, but they will not look like phones that are there today.”
Reliable Microsoft watcher Brad Sams has confirmed that the Surface Phone is still alive. In his podcast, he noted that Microsoft is testing a mobile-type device, although it may not be a true smartphone. Furthermore, he confirmed that the device could be expensive and it is already floating around the campus. Just like the other Surface devices, the Surface Phone will feature a premium design. He also noted that the HoloLens maker Alex Kipman is also working on the device.
The device will be powered by improved Windows 10 Mobile OS with C-Shell support. However, the Windows 10 Mobile C-Shell builds are still extremely buggy. As the software is still in early phase of development, we should not expect Microsoft to launch the Surface Phone anytime soon.