It s been a really long time since we re hearing about Microsoft s Surface Phone. While diehard Windows fans have been waiting for the ultimate Windows 10 flagship, there has been no signs of its launch. A top Microsoft executive has now rekindled hopes that the Surface Phone is not just a thing of legends and is still in the works. Also Read - Microsoft awards around $50000 bounty to Chennai security researcher: Here's the reasonAlso Read - Microsoft Teams gets new features: End-to-end encryption, channel-sharing and more
In a recent interview on Windows Weekly podcast, Microsoft s Chief Marketing Officer, Chris Capossela hinted that the company might still be working on a Surface branded smartphone. Also Read - Microsoft Mesh introduced; lets users appear as holograms in virtual meetings
Capossela also confirmed the company is working on a “breakthrough” phone that will be the “spiritual equivalent” to Microsoft s Surface tablet line. However, he further added that Microsoft would need time to build that ultimate device and those really interested, need to have patience.
While Capossela did not reveal much about the Surface phone, a recent reported pointed that Microsoft could unveil the long-rumored smartphone in the second-half of 2016. It is expected to be powered by an Intel processor, which could be more powerful than Qualcomm s processors.
Microsoft Surface Phone specifications and features: From the rumors we ve come across so far, the smartphone could sport a 5.5-inch QHD (1440 2560) AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. Intel s Atom X3 64-bit processor paired with 4GB of RAM is likely to power the device. It is important to point that so far, Windows Phone devices have exclusively worked on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips.
On the storage front, 64GB / 128GB internal storage along with microSD card support up to 256GB are expected. For shutterbugs, the Surface Phone could come equipped with a 21-megapixel camera with PureView lens and an 8-megapixel front facing camera for video calling and selfies. Other features such as wireless charging, USB Type-C connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and a Surface Pen with support pressure-sensitive input are likely to be in tow.
The news does breathe a new life into to the long rumored Surface Phone. Come 2016, it will be interesting to see what Microsoft has in store for its customers.