The Microsoft Surface Phone is long-awaited, and desperately needed. Here’s what we know about the Microsoft Surface Phone release date, specs, features, price and more.
The Surface Phone is said to come in three different models. We might see a consumer model, a business phone, and a special edition handset.
The Surface Phone is rumored to feature a 5.5 AMOLED display with a 1440×2560 pixel Quad-HD resolution, according to a report from PC Advisor reported. The report also suggests that the Surface Phone could have a 4GB of RAM with 64- or 128GB of storage.
Rumors claim that Microsoft is considering Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset for the Surface Phones. The Phone is said to run Win32 apps. Moreover, it has speculated that the new Windows phone will have a stylish pen and a keyboard to make professional more productive.
The Surface Phone might get a 21 megapixel (MP) rear camera with a Carl Zeiss lens. It is rumored to feature an 8 MP front camera for taking selfies and making Skype calls.
Microsoft filed a patent about a fingerprint built into the screen. We expect that unique fingerprint to feature in the Phone.
Microsoft has no plans to ditch the headphone jack from its future phones. So, it is safe to assume that the Surface Phone will have a 3.5mm audio jack as well as a Type-C USB port at the bottom.
Microsoft Surface Phone Price
Based on rumored specs and design, we expect that the Surface Phone would be an expensive handset.
Reports from different sources claim that the lower-end model Surface Phone would start at $699, while the higher-end model would get a price tag of $1100.
A source posting to Reddit in March suggested that the Surface Phone wouldn’t launch until late 2018 or 2019, but that seems a little unlikely.
Microsoft is holding a media event on May 2, 2017, although there’s no real evidence that we’ll see the Surface phone announced. After all, the event is being peddled under the hashtag #MicrosoftEDU, so we’re probably going to see some kind of educational software/hardware instead.