Microsoft Surface Phone Release Date: In this competitive market of smartphones and tablets, every brand is trying their best to capture the market and influence customers. They very well know the fact that only best will sustain in this free market. Tech giants like Apple, Google and Samsung are coming with Innovations with every new device they launch.
Microsoft also does not want to lag behind. The upcoming smartphone MSP is one of the most awaited smartphones of the hour. Fans are curious to know what new features are there for them in upcoming smartphone. So, No need to say that smartphones spreading all over the internet about MSP. One of such rumors is that we can convert this smartphone into mini tablet also and it also has access to the Windows 10 desktop applications.
Microsoft Surface Phone News, Updates, Rumors
August 2018 Update: There won’t be any Microsoft phone lined-up to be released this year, at least. Earlier, there were plans regarding a foldable laptop-cum-phone Windows 10 device for 2018. The tech giant has stepped back from the Surface Phone/Project Andromeda as the company is not happy with the quality of the device it has made so far.
October 2017 Update: On October 8, Joe Belfiore, Microsoft’s head of Windows, tweeted that the company would continue to support the platform, but building new features isn’t their focus for now, at least. Lack of third party support due to the low number of Windows phone users is the root cause behind it.
May 3, Update: The launch event conducted by Microsoft in the month of May 2017 turned out to be for a brand new Surface device (Surface Laptop), but not for the phone. The all-new Laptop is a new rival for the Apple MacBook Air.
The OS giant hasn’t been very successful in the mobile arena and still struggles to make a considerable place for itself in the smartphone market. Thus, it is under immense pressure to make grab a significant market share.
It seems that the Surface Phone will be the last option for Microsoft. The company is already making a lot of Windows 10 Mobiles like Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL which were supposed to carry Microsoft to mobile glory, but couldn’t. Now, the tech giant needs a perfect phone for the same.
The Microsoft’s Surface team has done a good job with the Surface Pro, Surface Book, and Surface Studio and disrupted the computer industry.
Spotify will separate from Microsoft
But there is one bad news also. As per our sources, Spotify app will no longer be the partner with Microsoft Windows Phone. According to sources, Spotify is going to end development on its App for Windows Phone. A report also stated that the Spotify application has taken into maintenance mode. Hence we can expect that MSP will not have Spotify application as one of its default apps.
Due to the decreasing number of Windows Phone users, many companies have to abandon the platform. Companies like eBay, Amtrak, Samsung Smart Things, Runtastic and Delta Air Lines have abandoned this platform but still, there are some big names that have joined the Windows Store in recent months.
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Microsoft Surface Phone Release Date
Official detail about the phone is yet to come but if rumors are not wrong then this phone will come to the market in late 2017 or early 2018. Fans of Microsoft are on the seventh cloud because the company has publicly admitted that they are going to launch the best device of their brand very soon. The company has already booked surfacephone.com which directs to Microsoft’s official website.
Microsoft Surface Phone Design
Report by Learn Bonds reveals that new MSP will have a stringent design. As we all know, Microsoft always intends to make the smartphone which can also work as a fold-able tablet, a book or a laptop. Microsoft is known for its security and report also unleashed that Surface Phone would be most secure and productivity-focused handset made by the company till date. Target customers of this device will consist of Businessperson and corporate users.
Microsoft Surface Phone Specs & Features
The upcoming Microsoft smartphone is rumored to arrive in three different models – a consumer variant, a business phone, and a special edition handset. It is expected to feature a 5.5 AMOLED display with 1440×2560 pixels QHD resolution as per the report of PC Advisor. The same suggested that it would have a 4GB RAM coupled with 64 or 128 gigs of internal storage.
Rumors have it that upcoming Surface Phone by Microsoft would have Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. The phone is rumored to run Win32 applications. Adding to its features, it could also have a stylus pen and a keyboard for making professionals more productive. It is powered by an Octa-core (2.45 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 280 + 1.9 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 280) processor.
Coming to camera front, the Microsoft Surface Phone might sport a 21 MP shooter on the rear side with Carl Zeiss lens and an 8 MP shooter on the front for selfies and video chatting/conferencing. The OS giant is also working on a patent which says a fingerprint inbuilt on the screen. Let’s expect a unique fingerprint sensor with this phone.
Microsoft will use the headphone jack in its future phones. It is not going to ditch the same. So, the 2018 surface phone will feature a 3.5 mm audio jack along with a Type-C USB port at the bottom.
Another rumor says that it would be available in three different variants.
- Version 1: 3GB RAM / 32GB storage
- Version 2: 6GB RAM / 128GB storage
- Version 3: 8GB RAM / 500GB storage
Microsoft Surface Phone Price
If it comes in different variants as expected above, then the price will fall in the range of $699 to $1100.
Microsoft Surface Phone Specs
|Display||5.5″ (13.97 cm)|
|Launch Date In India||August 30, 2019 (Unofficial)|
|Other Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope|
|Operating System||Windows Phone v10|
|Sim Slots||Single SIM, GSM|
|Launch Date||August 30, 2018 (Unofficial)|
|Network||4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available|
|Audio Jack||3.5 mm|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998|
|Processor||Octa-core (2.45 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 280 + 1.9 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 280)|
|Display Type||IPS LCD|
|Pixel Density||534 ppi|
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass v4|
|Screen Size||5.5 inches (13.97 cm)|
|Screen Resolution||1440 x 2560 pixels|
|Touch Screen||Yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch|
|Internal Memory||64 GB|
|Expandable Memory||Yes Up to 128 GB|
|Settings||Exposure compensation, ISO control|
|Camera Features||Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus|
|Image Resolution||4616 x 3464 Pixels|
|Shooting Modes||Continuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Resolution||8 MP Front Camera|
|Flash||Yes LED Flash|
|Video Recording||1920×1080 @ 30 fps|
|Wifi||Yes Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n|
|Wifi Features||Mobile Hotspot|
|Usb Connectivity||microUSB 2.0|
|Network Support||4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G|
|Gps||Yes with A-GPS|
|Sim 1||4G Bands:TD-LTE 2300(band 40) FD-LTE 1800(band 3)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available|