Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is rumored to be building a new Windows 10 smartphone possibly dubbed the Surface Mobile. As Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella hinted last year, the Surface Mobile is likely to be different from models that are currently available in the market. Nadella has said that they plan to build a phone that “may not look like phones that are there today.”
“We will continue to be in the phone market not as defined by today’s market leaders, but by what it is that we can uniquely do in what is the most ultimate mobile device,” Nadella said.
Recently, Nadella confirmed that Microsoft hasn’t exited mobile phone business. In his podcast interview with Molly Wood’s Marketplace, the CEO said: “When you say we’ll make more phones, I’m sure we’ll make more phones, but they will not look like phones that are there today.”
Microsoft Surface Mobile Specs, News, Features
The Surface Mobile is said to come in three different models including a consumer model, a business phone, and a special edition.
According to the rumors mill, the new Windows phone is expected to feature a 5.5 AMOLED display with a 1440×2560 pixel Quad-HD resolution.
The higher-end Mobile is expected to get with 4GB of RAM with 128GB of storage. The handset is possibly powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipsets.
The Surface Mobile is said to feature a 21 MP rear camera with a Carl Zeiss lens. On the front side, there is likely to be an 8 MP camera.
Microsoft Surface Mobile Price and Release Date
The Surface Mobile is going to be an expensive smartphone.
According to rumors, the lower-end model would cost $699, while the higher-end model would start at $1,100.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is expected to release the Surface Mobile in the fourth quarter of 2017. However, some tech experts believe that the Mobile won’t arrive until the first quarter of 2018.