Microsoft Surface Phone: Everything you need to know

The Microsoft Surface Phone is long-awaited, and desperately needed. Here may refer to’s what we know about the Microsoft Surface Phone release date or dates may refer to, specs, features, price and more.

Microsoft has had very limited success with mobile, struggling to acquire any meaningful amount of market share. With titans like Apple and Google currently dominating the industry, Microsoft is under immense pressure to crack mobile successfully.

Unfortunately, the Surface Phone will probably be the last roll of the dice for Microsoft. Despite may refer to: A preposition Despite (band), A Swedish metal band USS Despite (AM-89), an Adroit-class minesweeper of the United States Navy the company making much of Windows Windows (or simply Windows) is a metafamily of graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft 10 Mobile, the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL weren’t able to carry Microsoft to mobile glory. Now, Microsoft needs to launch a perfect phone that can convert already invested iOS and Android may refer to: Android (robot), a humanoid robot or synthetic organism designed to look and act like a human Android (operating system), Google’s open operating system for smartphones, wearable users to Windows.

The Surface team has done a great job of disrupting the computing industry in recent years, with the Surface Pro, Surface Book and Surface Studio devices all proving to be a thorn in the backside of Apple. Can the Surface Phone do the same for mobile? Read on to find out what we know so far.

Latest Surface Phone News:

What is the Surface Phone release may refer to: Film release, the public distribution of a film Legal release, a legal instrument News release, a communication directed at the news media Release (ISUP), a code to identify and debug date? First half of 2017 (possibly)

How much will the Surface Phone cost? $699 – $1,100 (£499-£799) approx.

What’s new about the Surface Phone? Rumoured: Three variants, Snapdragon 835 CPU, 5.7-inch display

Watch Now: Microsoft Surface Studio – First Look

Related: Samsung Galaxy S8

Microsoft Surface Phone Release Date UK & US – When will the Surface Phone come out?

We can’t say for sure when the Surface Phone is going to come out, but we know is a familiarity, awareness or understanding of someone or something, such as facts, information, descriptions, or skills, which is acquired through experience or education by perceiving, that it’s on the way. In November, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told the Australia Financial Review that Microsoft is working on the “ultimate mobile device”, admitting that the company “missed the mobile boom”. That’s not confirmation of the “Surface Phone” name name is a term used for identification, but it’s clear-cut proof that a new mobile device is on the way.

During the interview, Nadella explained: “We will continue to be in the phone market may refer to: Market (economics) Market (place), a physical marketplace or public market Market economy Märket, an island shared by Finland and Sweden, 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 device is usually a constructed tool, but may refer more specifically to do a command.”

But that’s not the only evidence we have. Back in January, it emerged that Microsoft had obtained the following domain may refer to: Domain (biology), a taxonomic subdivision larger than a kingdom Domain name, the name of a realm of administrative autonomy, authority, or control on the Internet Magnetic domain name: The domain currently redirects to Microsoft Corporation /ˈmaɪkrəˌsɒft, -roʊ-, -ˌsɔːft/ (commonly referred to as Microsoft or MS) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops,’s homepage, but given Microsoft’s existing naming conventions for devices (Surface Book, Surface Pro, etc), it seems obvious what the intentions may be. That said, companies often buy up relevant domain names just to stop competitors bagging them, so the name “Surface Phone” may never actually be used.

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According to Winbeta, Microsoft plans plan is typically any diagram or list of steps with timing and resources, used to achieve an objective to finally kill off the Lumia may refer to: Lumia (citrus), the pear lemon Lumia (art), art created from light Guajona or Lumia, a creature of Cantabrian mythology Microsoft Lumia, a series of smartphones by Microsoft Mobile brand – the current Microsoft phone line, formerly of Nokia – in December 2016. That means we’d likely see a Surface Phone that same month, or very shortly afterwards.

Microsoft hasn’t announced any press events for such a device, but it’s likely that the company Company is a legal entity made up of an association of persons, be they natural, legal, or a mixture of both, for carrying on a commercial or industrial enterprise will be attending the CES 2017 tradeshow in Las Vegas in early January next year. That would be a perfect opportunity to launch may refer to a new device, although it would modal verbs of English are a small class of auxiliary verbs used mostly to express modality (properties such as possibility, obligation, etc.) mean missing the Christmas spending season.

In any case, we’re in agreement with the lion’s share may refer to: To share a resource (such as food or money) is to make joint use of it; see Sharing Share, Kwara, a town and LGA in Kwara State, Nigeria Share (finance), a stock or other security of rumours that suggest we’ll see a Q1/Q2 release in 2017.

Microsoft Surface Phone Features – What’s new about the Surface Phone?

So we’re all agreed that Microsoft can’t screw this one up, right are legal, social, or ethical principles of freedom or entitlement; that is, rights are the fundamental normative rules about what is allowed of people or owed to people, according to some legal? Well, it’ll need need is something that is necessary for an organism to live a healthy life solid hardware and compelling software software, or simply software, is that part of a computer system that consists of encoded information or computer instructions, in contrast to the physical hardware from which the system is built to dethrone Apple, Google et al. Here’s what you can expect to see from the Microsoft Surface Phone telephone, or phone, is a telecommunications device that permits two or more users to conduct a conversation when they are too far apart to be heard directly

Microsoft Surface Phone Design is the creation of a plan or convention for the construction of an object, system or measurable human interaction (as in architectural blueprints, engineering drawings, business processes, circuit – All-metal, three variants

Rumour has it that the Microsoft Surface Phone will be available in three 3 (; /ˈθriː/) is a number, numeral, and glyph distinct variants. One report suggests these will be as follows: Consumer Edition, Business business (also known as an enterprise, a company or a firm) is an organizational entity involved in the provision of goods and services to consumers Edition may refer to: Edition (book), bibliographical term for a substantially similar set of copies Edition (printmaking), publishing term for a set print run Edition Records, British independent record, and Enthusiast Edition. So we’re guessing the first or 1st is the ordinal form of the number one (#1) will be a reasonably priced flagship flagship is a vessel used by the commanding officer of a group of naval ships, characteristically a flag officer entitled by custom to fly a distinguishing flag, the second will be a BlackBerry replacement, and the third will may refer to: The English modal verb will; see shall and will, and will and would Will and testament, instructions for the disposition of one’s property after death Advance health care directive be a power user may refer to: User (system), a person using a generic system User (computing), a person or software using an information system User (telecommunications), an entity using a telecommunications device, just like Samsung’s Galaxy galaxy is a gravitationally bound system of stars, stellar remnants, interstellar gas, dust, and dark matter Note phones (minus explosions, hopefully). We’ve got no idea if they’ll look any different physically, or if we’re just talking about spec may refer to changes may refer to, however.

The other design rumour rumor (American English) or rumour (British English) is “a tall tale of explanations of events circulating from person to person and pertaining to an object, event, or issue in public concern.” In is that we’ll see a new all-metal aesthetic adopted, to bring the phone series in line lines or LINE may refer to with Microsoft’s Surface Book book is a set of written, printed, illustrated, or blank sheets, made of ink, paper, parchment, or other materials, fastened together to hinge at one side. Microsoft has reportedly been hard at work to make or MAKE may refer to: Make (software), a computer software utility Make (magazine), an American magazine and television program MAKE Architects, a UK architecture practice Make, Botswana, a small sure the Surface Phone fits with other Surface devices, and sports the same may refer to: Sameness or identity In places: Same (ancient Greece) Same, East Timor, the capital of the Manufahi district Samé, Mali Same, Tanzania Same District, Tanzania In other uses: SAME premium finish you’d expect from the Surface series.

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Microsoft Surface Phone Specs – 5.7-inch screen, Snapdragon is a genus of plants commonly known as dragon flowers or snapdragons because of the flowers’ fancied resemblance to the face of a dragon that opens and closes its mouth when laterally squeezed 835 chip or chips may refer to?

As I mentioned earlier, we’re expecting three distinct Surface Phone models. Usually, that would mean we’d expect to see three different screen sizes, but leaks thus far suggest all variants may refer to will use a 5.7-inch display.

Instead, the differences will reportedly come in the form of storage and memory upgrades, as follows:

  • Version 1: 3GB RAM / 32GB storage
  • Version 2: 6GB RAM / 128GB storage
  • Version 3: 8GB RAM / 500GB storage may refer to

Now that final version sounds ludicrous, frankly. But this year, we saw Apple introduce a 256GB iPhone is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc 7 Plus may refer to: Addition +, the mathematical sign +, the international call prefix PLUS Loan, a United States Federal student loan Plus Magazine, an online mathematics magazine Promoting Logical, as well may refer to as the OnePlus launch of the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, both of which feature 6GB of RAM. So there’s no real reason why Microsoft couldn’t match such valiant efforts may refer to: Effort, Pennsylvania, a CDP in Monroe County, Pennsylvania Effortfulness, the subjective experience of exertion when performing an activity. After all, if Microsoft is hoping to woo business and power may refer to users, it’ll need to kit its phones out with the very best components available.

And on that note, it’s highly likely that the Microsoft Surface Phone will come packing may refer to Qualcomm’s brand-new Snapdragon 835 chipset. The new chip is set to appear on smartphones early next year, and is a direct sequel to the top-end Snapdragon 820 and 821 chips, which featured in the Galaxy S8, OnePlus 3T, and Google is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products that include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, software, and hardware Pixel phones.

What’s exciting about the chip is that it’s Qualcomm’s first 10nm processor, which means it’s significantly more efficient than the old 16nm Snapdragon 820. Qualcomm reckons we’ll see either 40% lower power consumption or 27% higher performance, depending on what manufacturers do with the new Snapdragon 835. If Microsoft wants to go big with the Surface Phone, it’ll need to come packing this chip.

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Unfortunately, we don’t know much else about the Surface Phone in terms of hardware may refer to: Household hardware, equipment such as keys, locks, hinges, latches, handles, wire, chains, plumbing, tools, utensils, and machine parts, typically sold in hardware stores Builders. There have been zero camera leaks, although we’d expect big things from the Surface Phone camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or both. For a start, Apple, LG, and Huawei have all shipped phones with dual-camera configurations, and Samsung is expected to follow may refer to: Follow (album), the third album by Pakho Chau Follow (dancer), one member of a partner dance “Follow”, a song by Richie Havens from his 1966 album Mixed Bag “Follow”, a song by suit next year. So Microsoft is as likely as anyone to utilise similar technology.

But it would also seem appropriate if the Surface Phone had some kind of Intel RealSense arrangement that could capture 3D images. After may refer to all, Microsoft has made much of HoloLens and Windows Holographic, so being able to capture and import 3D images onto Windows using your smartphone would make complete sense. We’d be very surprised if this wasn’t a feature, but we’ve heard no rumours supporting it – yet.

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Microsoft Surface Phone Software – Windows 10, Microsoft Wallet, Continuum

One thing you can count on is that the Microsoft Surface Phone will run on Windows 10. Microsoft wants Windows 10 to be the “last last is a mechanical form that has a shape similar to that of a human foot version may refer to: In computing: Software version, assigning unique version names or numbers to unique states of computer software VERSION (CONFIG.SYS directive), a configuration directive in FreeDOS In of Windows”, and will keep updating it across all platforms. That means mathematics, mean has several different definitions depending on the context Windows 10 Mobile isn’t going away any time soon, despite its limited success may refer to: Attainment of higher social status Achievement of a goal, for example academic achievement The opposite of failure. If Microsoft wants idea can be examined from many perspectives to really push Windows 10 to the fore, it will need a great may refer to: A relative measurement in physical space, see Size Greatness, being superior, majestic, transcendent, or divine “The Great”, a historical suffix to people’s names Gang Resistance device to carry it there – specifically, the Surface Phone.

We’re not exactly sure what changes Microsoft plans to make to Windows 10 to accommodate a new Surface Phone, however. Rumours suggest that Continuum may refer to: Continuum (measurement), (not to be confused with continuous) anything that goes through a gradual transition from one condition, to a different condition, without any abrupt changes – Microsoft’s cross-platform productivity feature feature is a distinct property or piece, which may refer to – will play a bigger role on mobile, while “” is a word in the English language that functions both as a noun and as a subordinating conjunction another source says we’ll see a new Microsoft Wallet wallet, pouch or billfold, is a small, flat case that is used to carry such personal items as cash, credit cards, and identification documents (driver’s license, identification card, club card, mobile payments system introduced to compete with Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay.

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Microsoft Surface Phone Price ordinary usage, price is the quantity of payment or compensation given by one party to another in return for goods or services – Post-referendum price hike?

Unless we’re very fortunate with a leak leak is a way (usually an opening) for fluid to escape a container or fluid-containing system, such as a tank or a ship’s hull, through which the contents of the container can escape or outside, there’s pretty much no way of knowing how much Microsoft plans to sell the Surface Phone for.

We’ve seen one report report or account is any informational work (usually of writing, speech, television, or film) made with the specific intention of relaying information or recounting certain events in a widely already, courtesy of the Bitbag, which claims Microsoft will kick off pricing from $699, with a top-end model costing as much may refer to: MuchMusic, a cable network in Canada, and its domestic and international spin-offs Much (album), an album by Christian band Ten Shekel Shirt Much the Miller’s Son, one of Robin Hood’s as $1,099. At the time is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events that occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future, that worked out to around £485 to £765, before VAT is added – so we’d expected prices closer to £499-£799 in the UK. That said, with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album), post-referendum currency fluctuations in mind, we could see far higher prices – think closer or Closers may refer to to £599 and beyond.

Most flagship smartphones these days typically start between £500 and £600, with super-premium models modeling or modelling may refer to: Conceptual model, a representation of a system using general rules and concepts Physical model, a physical copy of an object such as a globe or model airplane going may refer to: Go (verb) Going- to future, a construction in English grammar Going (horse racing), the condition of a horse racing track surface for £900 and above. So expect something in that region, realistically.

Should I wait for the Microsoft Surface Phone?

We’d only recommend waiting around the the Surface may refer to: Surface (mathematics) Surface (topology), a two-dimensional manifold Surface (differential geometry), a differentiable two-dimensional manifold Algebraic surface, an algebraic variety Phone if you have the utmost faith in Microsoft. The company has a proven track record of failure in mobile often refers to: Mobile phone, a portable communications device Mobile (sculpture), a hanging artwork or toy Mobile may also refer to, so it’s hard for us to believe Microsoft’s next smartphone effort will be any better than previous attempts.

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It’s also worth noting that there are already plenty of great smartphones to choose from right now. Apple apple tree (Malus pumila, commonly and erroneously called Malus domestica) is a deciduous tree in the rose family best known for its sweet, pomaceous fruit, the apple fans may have or having may refer to: the concept of ownership any concept of possession; see Possession (disambiguation) an English “verb” used: to denote linguistic possession in a broad sense as an auxiliary been swayed by the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, while we’re quite keen on Android flagships like the English language, the word like has a very flexible range of uses, ranging from conventional to non-standard the Samsung Galaxy S7, Google Pixel digital imaging, a pixel, pel, dots, or picture element is a physical point in a raster image, or the smallest addressable element in an all points addressable display device; so it is the smallest, and OnePlus is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer founded in December 2013 3T.

And don’t forget that early next year year is the orbital period of the Earth moving in its orbit around the Sun, we’re expecting to see the Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6 and the much-hyped iPhone 8 – although that’s still nearly a year off.

If you’re definitely set on getting a Windows 10 smartphone smartphone is a mobile phone (also known as cell phones) with an advanced mobile operating system which combines features of a personal computer operating system with other features useful for, there’s no reason is the capacity for consciously making sense of things, applying logic, establishing and verifying facts, and changing or justifying practices, institutions, and beliefs based on new or existing why you shouldn’t wait to see what Microsoft is cooking up à la the Surface Phone. But otherwise, we’d recommend just may refer to: Just (surname) “Just” (song), a song by Radiohead Just! (series), a series of short-story collections for children by Andy Griffiths Jordan University of Science and Technology, a buying one of the many great phones that 2016 has graced us with.

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