While Nokia makes a return under the HMD Global banner, the Nokia Devices Division now runs under Microsoft Devices department. The same team is reportedly said to be working on the Microsoft Surface Phone. This smartphone will pack top of the line hardware and features that will put Microsoft in the lead with the top phone makers.
A fresh batch of Microsoft Surface Phone images and renders have leaked online. These indicate that the Surface phone’s launch might happen in the coming few months.
These images suggest that the Surface phone will have the logo at the rear, similar to the Surface Book. On the front will be the Microsoft branding. From the images, it looks like the Surface Phone will be quite similar to a phablet with a massive display. Also, there are three capacitive buttons at the front.
At the back, the Surface phone has holes for the speaker right above the circular camera module. From the tiny text, we could infer that the Surface phone’s camera will have the top of the line Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens. There is an LED flash as well, to assist the camera in low light situations.
As per previous reports, the Surface Phone will sport a 5.5-inch display with 2560×1440 pixel resolution. The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset is rumoured to power the Surface phone. That apart, the phone will pack 6GB of RAM and most of it will be useful in running 64-bit Windows apps in Continuum mode. There is a USB Type-C port at the bottom to facilitate the Continuum mode.
By default, the Surface Phone will run 64-bit Windows 10 Mobile operating system. At the rear, there are two strips at the bottom which we suspect are for wireless charging. Microsoft will be making the best use of the Quick Charge 4.0 technology in the Surface phone.
The specs sheet and the rumoured features make the Surface phone an ultimate dream come true for every Windows OS admirer. The official launch date and pricing are still under wraps.