Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) will look at different forms of mobile devices, according to the company’s CEO Satya Nadella. In a podcast for MarketPlace’s Make Me Smart, Nadella said that the company is planning to design smartphones that “may not look like phones that are there today.”
Microsoft is rumored to launch a Windows-10 smartphone under the Surface brand this year. Though the firm has not officially announced the phone yet, Nadella hinted last year about an “ultimate mobile device.”
In the podcast, Nadella said: “We make phones today, we have OEMs like HP making phones and others, and we picked a very specific area to focus on which is management, security, and this one particular feature that we have called Continuum, which is a phone that can even be a desktop.”
Microsoft Surface Phone Specs, News, Features
Let’s take a look at top rumors swirling about the Surface Phone.
The ultimate mobile device would be aimed at business and corporate users. It is rumored to come in three different models including a consumer model, a business phone, and a special edition handset.
The Surface Phone is said to use a 5.5 AMOLED display with a 1440×2560 pixel Quad-HD resolution. The higher-end model would have a 4GB of RAM with a 128GB of storage. Inside, Microsoft may use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipsets.
The Surface Phone could sport a 21 megapixel (MP) rear camera with a Carl Zeiss lens. On the front side, there is expected to be an 8 MP camera for selfies and video calls.
Microsoft Surface Phone Price and Release Date
The Surface Phone is expected to be an expensive handset. Rumors suggest that the lower-end model would cost $699, while the higher-end model would start at $1100.
Many sources claim that Microsoft will launch the Surface Phone in the fourth quarter. However, we believe that the Phone would arrive in the first quarter of 2018.