Microsoft rumoured to launch new Surface Phones in 2017

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Published: August 1, 2016 4:22:24 PM

Microsoft is likely to introduce three new smartphones from the Surface Phone line-up in 2017.

microsoft, surface phones, phonesApart from the Surface Phone, the new Surface Book 2 and the Surface Book 5, that were to be launched by this year are reported to have been pushed back to 2017. (Reuters)

Microsoft is likely to introduce three new smartphones from the Surface Phone line-up in 2017. These new models are speculated to come with better hardware and top-notch features. Kevin Gallo, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft has recently said that the company is planning to move ahead and develop headsets with the enterprise sector in mind. This rumored focus on Surface phones comes at a time when the firm struggles to take a bigger share in the market with its current underwhelming numbers. Some of the speculated features, these devices will carry are a fingerprint reader, compass, barometer, proximity sensors and a 20-megapixel Carl Zeiss rear camera. These three models may sport an Intel Atom X3 processor, encased in an alluminium and magnesium structure, furnished with a 5.5 inch Active-Matrix Organic Light-emitting Diode display, a USB Port and a liquid cooling technology.

The lowest priced of these models will come with a 3 GB RAM, while its descendant could double the capacity. The best of them is likely to have a 8 GB RAM, which combined with the rumoured 512 GB of the onboard storage puts it right into the Utrabook mix. Microsoft, had made open about working on the “Bridge solution” enabling iOS and Android developers to load their existing app onto the Windows 10 with minimum coding.
Apart from the Surface Phone, the new Surface Book 2 and the Surface Book 5, that were to be launched by this year are reported to have been pushed back to 2017. Though nothing can be confirmed right now, Microsoft could have delayed the launch for Intel’s new chips to fully mature.

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