Microsoft’s Surface Phone to be launched under Lumia Name in 2016
Just a week after Microsoft had launched new Surface devices, there are now rumors of the company planning to release a Surface phone under the Lumia brand name. Last Tuesday, Microsoft launched the Surface Pro 4 tablet and its first laptop, the Surface Book, with both devices running on its latest Windows 10 operating system.
In a recent interview for The Verge, Microsoft’s Panos Panay dropped a few hints about the Microsoft’s Surface Phone.
According to Panay, “over time you want a consistent thread between the products, especially the hardware as well. I think what you have to think with overall devices is making sure we are able to get that consistent premium fit and finish that people are expecting from Microsoft.”
“That fit and finish involves ‘consistency across design’ and ‘consistency across craftsmanship,” added Panay.
Microsoft’s Surface Phone rumours: Specs & features
According to leaked information coming from various sources The Microsoft’s Surface Phone is the latest technology loaded device – the Surface Phone could boast a large 5.5-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440×2560 pixels and a ratio of 16:9 and features Corning Gorilla Glass 4 coating for protection against scratches.
The Microsoft’s Surface Phone will be powered by a 64-bit Intel Atom X3 processor, paired with up to 4GB of RAM. Microsoft will reportedly offer the Surface phone in two internal storage options of 64GB and 128GB, which will be further expandable up to 256GB via a MicroSD card.
On the back, the Microsoft’s Surface Phone should pack a 21-megapixel PureView Zeiss 6-lens rear camera, while on the front, it should come with a no less impressive 8-megapixel Zeiss Wide-Angle camera. Other highlights of the rumored device include USB Type-C port, Surface Pen support, wireless charging and a unibody rumored to be made of Aluminum and Magnesium. The Microsoft Surface phone will run on its latest Windows 10 Mobile operating system.
According to WMPU reports, the device will apparently be marketed as the Surface Mobile and will hit the market either at the end of 2015 or early 2016.