#SurfacePhone #SurfacePen – Microsoft Surface Phone 2017 Update: New Surface Phone to Have its own Surface Pen? : The long overdue update to the Microsoft Surface Phone may happen this coming 2017. Rumors point to a possible February 2017 announcement, which will coincide with the supposed release of another highly anticipated Microsoft release – the Surface Pro 5.
According to news site, Dr Windows, Hewlett-Packard is now currently working with Microsoft to create a new and improved Windows 10 phone. According to the same report, the upcoming Microsoft Surface Phone 2017 Update are actually rebranded Lumia handsets.
According to Dr Windows, the new Microsoft Surface Phones will have Lumia’s ClearBlack screens and other well known Lumia features.
New phone has a lot to catch up to
According to other rumors, the Microsoft Surface Phone will be announced at the Mobile World Congress, while some claim that the phone will be announced in April 2017. There are no official announcement from Microsoft yet.
The mobile version of the Windows platform has a lot to catch up to, especially against powerhouses like the Android and Apple iOS ecosystem. Check out the official web page of Microsoft’s Lumia smartphones.
According to rumors on the internet, the upcoming Microsoft Surface Phone 2017 Update will feature a 5.5 inch AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of on board storage for the base unit. Expandable storage is available via microSD card slot.
Other more potentially interesting feature include a rumored compatibility with the Microsoft Surface Pen and a staggering 21 megapixel rear camera. The front facing camera is rumored to be 8 megapixels.
The new Surface phone will also have a tighter integration with the Windows 10 desktop operating system as well as an improved Cortana voice assistant to combat Google’s own Google Assistant. The new smartphone by Microsoft is also rumoured to feature a 64-bit custom Intel processor and will of course have the new USB type C ports.
As for design aesthetics, tech commentators believe that the Microsoft Surface Phone 2017 Update will have a magnesium casing, similar to the build and look of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book.
The magnesium body will allow the Surface Phone to have a rigid, tough body, while at the same be lightweight and scratch resistant. Everything here is still conjecture though, we’ll have to wait for more concrete announcements from Microsoft.