Microsoft to unveil the first Surface phone next year!

Microsoft may release the first-ever Surface phone by the second half of next year, claim sources. Having tried out its luck with Windows 10 phones based on Lumia designs so far, Microsoft is intent on bringing in a Surface phone to let productivity users enjoy the luxury of a mini-PC in their palms.

What's a Surface phone?

Surface phone will be based on the interface currently being used by Microsoft's Surface devices. Satya Nadella has reportedly moved the development work from his Lumia division to the Surface team based in Redmond and led by Panos Panay.

Surface Phone will run on Intel's x86 processor and will run Windows programmes like Continuum and a USB Type-C port for quick data transfers. The Surface team have already churned out amazing gadgets like the Surface Book and the very popular Surface Pro 4 tablet, so we're sure the next Surface phone could turn out to be a true premium device.

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Thanks to Intel's x86 chips, Surface phone will be able to run not only Windows Store apps but also Win32 apps which will make it run like a true personal computer.

However, as Windows Central claims, the Surface phone may not be an all-metal phone, so it is possible that we may be looking at a plastic or a composite material body here. Even though a prootype is currently under testing in Surface' labs in Redmond, there have so far been no indications on how the phone will look like.

When will it get launched?

Almost all sources and rumours claim that the Surface phone won't see the light of the day until the second half of 2016. The reasoning behind this is that the Surface team is in the process of perfecting several Windows functions that would run on a device as small as a mobile phone.

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It is possible that Microsoft may launch the Surface phone along with the Surface Pro 5 tablet andthe phone may come as a replacement for Lumia 950 and 950XL phones that Microsoft launched this year.

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  1. Guest
    Guest5th Dec 2015

    I personally wouldn't care what it looked like. The idea of a phone that can run most x86 software is something of a home run. No more junk apps on ...

  2. Guest
    Guest4th Dec 2015

    it's one thing to have a premium engine but when the bodywork looks cheap and tacky then there is your major problem in getting people to part with £4...

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