Microsoft To Launch Surface Phone As Ultimate Productivity Phone: Intel Atom X3, Iris Scanner, USB Type-C And Continuum

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Microsoft is reportedly working on a new smartphone to be billed underneath the Surface model. The Surface Phone is predicted to launch alongside a pair of new Lumia flagships that Microsoft is claimed to be testing on Snapdragon 820.
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Microsoft is reportedly planning to launch the Surface Phone, the primary smartphone to be billed underneath the Surface model identify. Judging from the lineup of enterprise tablets within the Surface collection, the Surface Phone is predicted to take on the problem to be the last word productiveness smartphone for companies.

The existence of the Surface Phone was first revealed by Nokia Energy Consumer again in August, citing sources who declare the new handset will launch someday between Might and June 2016. The Surface Phone is predicted to have an Intel Atom X3 LTE (Sofia) chip inside, which would not be a shock because the processor already has help for Home windows 10 Cellular.

The rumored device will sport the identical slim, metallic design of the new Surface Professional 4 and Surface E-book, however won't have premium, chopping-edge specs often out there for a shopper flagship. As an alternative, it's going to purportedly focus on productiveness and safety features, including help for an iris scanner, USB Type-C and Win32 apps, which is sensible, as Microsoft's core enterprise hinges on its suite of productiveness apps.

The Surface Phone can also be anticipated to have "enhanced Continuum" and a panorama mode that may reportedly flip the 5- to 5.2-inch smartphone right into a mini PC. Help for enterprise-centric equipment, together with the Surface Pen, may also be included, in accordance with NPU.

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In the meantime, because the rumored Surface Phone is within the works, Microsoft's 2016 Lumia flagships have already begun being examined on Qualcomm's upcoming 64-bit Snapdragon 820, says NPU. The processor is predicted to launch in most flagship smartphones for 2016, together with the pair of Lumia handsets that may substitute the Lumia 950 and 950 XL.

The Snapdragon 820 is constructed on 14 nm know-how and features 4 Kyro cores produced by Qualcomm and an Adreno 530 graphics card that's anticipated to be 40 % quicker than the GPU on the Snapdragon 810. To get rid of overheating points, Microsoft is predicted to include the identical cooling system it makes use of for the Lumia 950 XL.

The Surface Phone and the pair of Lumia flagships will reportedly be unveiled at two separate occasions in 2016, with the Surface Phone anticipated to make its official look inside the first half of the yr. The Lumia flagships, on the opposite hand, are slated for a Q3 reveal, a time-frame which some suspect is perhaps too late for Microsoft's ailing smartphone enterprise, though it's according to the corporate's product cycle. 

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