Microsoft Surface Phone To Bring Forward Major Changes in Microsoft Mobiles

Yolanda Curtis
June 22, 2016

However, as Intel pushed back the production of Kaby Lake chipsets to the final months of 2016, it is expected that the new Surface Pro will not be present anytime soon.

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is also expected to come with the latest NVidia graphical processing unit for the die-hard gamers.

This is all backed up by a report by Kitguru which says the Surface Pro 5 will arrive in early 2017 mainly due to the Kaby Lake processor.

Consequently, Microsoft and Apple combined to sell over a million of their Pro Slates last quarter, and most mobile-first/smartphone vendors now have Pro Slates (with optional keyboard) or 2-in-1 tablets (with detachable keyboard standard) to sate growing demand for these converged computing devices.

Microsoft is also speculated to include a redesigned stylus that can be recharged when put on its holder or cradle, which is a great improvement from the existing one that still uses AAAA batteries.

06/10/2015: Microsoft surprised everyone at its NY press conference by unveiling its first ever laptop; the Surface Book. Instead, they can lease Surface tablets or laptops and then continue with monthly payments when upgraded versions launch. Jan Dawson, chief analyst at Jackdaw Research, said the answer is "yes".

The new tablet is also expected to feature a 14-inch screen with a fingerprint scanner. But, many customers may not show interest in the 4K panel since the current 2,736 x 1,824 display is already very impressive. Asus earlier announced a Surface Pro lookalike at Computex.

The Surface Book also pits itself against the iPad Pro with a detachable keyboard. Other features include a camera featuring a Carl Zeis lens and a Snapdragon 830 processor. Microsoft is likely hoping that the Surface Phone will fix some of the ill will directed at the company by users who were unhappy with various editions of the Windows Phone.

As per reports coming in, the new Surface Book 2 will be thinner than the previous counterpart and will most likely bear a full metal unibody. There's no reason to suspect there won't be a similar range of models, from an entry-level Core i3, up to a wallet-bashing Core i7 with plenty of the RAM and internal storage. The premium version of the Surface Phone will sport 8 GB of RAM and 500 GB of storage space.

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