MICROSOFT SURFACE PHONE HAS FOUND A COMPETITOR IN SAMSUNG'S FOLDABLE GALAXY X

#MicrosoftSurface #SurfacePhone – MICROSOFT SURFACE PHONE HAS FOUND A COMPETITOR IN SAMSUNG’S FOLDABLE GALAXY X : Samsung is reportedly going to be showcasing its foldable display technology at the upcoming Mobile World Congress. The technology is said to be present on a smartphone dubbed the Galaxy X.

The Samsung Galaxy X could be possibly unveiled at the MWC 2017. Information about the smartphone from the Korean tech giant has been slowly leaking out on the internet. However, nothing concrete has shown up to support these claims of an actual foldable smartphone.

A report from ETNews claims that the company will be showing the Galaxy X behind closed doors at the MWC 2017. Only the “invited” will be able to take a look at the smartphone.

The Korean company is ensuring that any future venture will not cost the company any more money such as what happened with its Galaxy Note 7 thus the closed-door-by-invitation-only presentation. According to ETNews, the Korean tech giant will only be presenting prototypes to a selected few for it to get a better understanding of a possible market response towards the phone. The prototypes are said to be capable of bending both inwards and outwards.

ETNews further mentions that the company is looking to market and license this particular technology to manufacturers present at the trade show. If the market response to its closed-door presentation is optimistic it could pave the way for possible contracts with other mobile device manufacturers. The company is also looking to present a range of other foldable devices along with the Galaxy X at the MWC.

It should be noted that Redmond-based tech giant Microsoft, too, has filed a patent for a device with a flexible hinge and display that could transform a phone into a tablet. Speculations are saying that Microsoft’s foldable display technology could probably appear in the Surface Phone. Apart from Samsung and Microsoft working on foldable phones, LG has also been reported to be working on a similar device of its own.

Source : Autoworld

Microsoft Surface Phone News and Update: Flagship Smartphone Likely Delayed to 2018, Flagship Details Could be Announced in October

#MicrosoftSurface #SurfacePhone – Microsoft Surface Phone News and Update: Flagship Smartphone Likely Delayed to 2018, Flagship Details Could be Announced in October : The Microsoft Surface Phone has been a staple in rumor reports for the past couple of months as numerous tech fans are apparently looking forward to see Microsoft’s latest flagship smartphone. The majority of the reports had previously pegged the release of the new Surface Phone to be sometime within this year, more specifically during the company big press event on Oct. 26. However, new reports have suggested that the phone will likely not be making an appearance as its release may have been moved to 2018 instead.

According to Windows Report, Microsoft may be revealing some insight about the progress of the highly anticipated Microsoft Surface Phone in October, but it probably will not be unveiling it during then. The event itself will mostly be about Microsoft’s advancements in their Windows 10 operating system more than anything else, but some amount of time may be spent to talk about their hardware.

Microsoft’s previous flagship smartphone offerings, the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL, didn’t really perform as expected after they were released last year. The prices of the smartphones had even greatly decreased due to the extremely low demand for them. However, Microsoft has not been known to back down from a challenge and it is expected that they will be making a big comeback into the smartphone market with their new Microsoft Surface Phone.

As for the Surface Phone’s rumored specs, the device is expected to be coming with some very impressive hardware with the majority of the components likely not yet available in the market. Microsoft may very well be sourcing the latest components available, but seeing as that it might be delayed to 2018, there is really no room to speculate about its possible hardware. For the most part, some reports have claimed that it might be designed to be a miniature version of the Surface Tablet and coming with an impressive 512GB of internal storage. It could also be using an Intel processor paired with a large amount of RAM.

Source : mobilenapps

Surface Phone rumors: Suspected Microsoft device to be available in three variants

#Microsoft #SurfacePhone – Surface Phone rumors: Suspected Microsoft device to be available in three variants : Although Microsoft has yet to confirm the existence of the strongly rumored Surface Phone, it is said that the alleged device will boast of impressive specs and features and will be available in three variants.

There is no denying that the Surface Phone is one of the most-talked-about devices despite the fact that the device is not even confirmed yet. However, according to reports, the latest Windows phone will arrive this 2017 and will surely deliver impressive specs and features.

Reportedly, the Surface Phone will be powered by the upcoming Windows 10 Redstone operating system and pack the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 as its processor.

It is also said to the come with a ClearBlack AMOLED display with a unique fingerprint sensor embedded in it.

The suspected Microsoft device is also rumored to be capable of Win32 apps, which, if turns out to be true, will be a big advantage to business owners and professionals.

However, the Surface Phone is not just aimed at professionals as it is, likewise, alleged that the upcoming device from Microsoft will come in three variants targeting different markets. Apart from the said business variant Surface Phone, rumors claim that Microsoft will also release a consumer and enthusiast versions of the device.

Last year, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella revealed that Microsoft has not abandoned the mobile phone market yet, despite the poor performance of its Lumia Windows Phone in the competition. While he did not confirm that Microsoft is, indeed, releasing a Surface Phone, he said that the company’s next mobile phone will come with a different form and function, insinuating that the next Microsoft phone will be an innovative product.

With the photos of the alleged patent Microsoft applied for and has been awarded with leaking online last month, speculations on the Surface Phone being a tablet and smartphone hybrid started creating buzz online.

If the photos of the leaked patent are, indeed, those of the Surface Phone, then, it can be said that it will really be an innovative product as it comes with an expandable screen that will enable the device to be converted into a tablet.

However, until Microsoft launches the device, who knows exactly when, fans can only wonder if the mentioned rumors and speculations on what the Surface Phone will offer are really true or otherwise.

Microsoft Surface Phone News, Update and Release Date: 8 GB RAM, 512 GB Storage and More

#Microsoft #MicrosoftSurfacePhone – Microsoft Surface Phone News, Update and Release Date: 8 GB RAM, 512 GB Storage and More : The Microsoft Surface Phone is one of the most anticipated devices of 2017 especially because the company claims it will be a handset like no other. The Microsoft Surface line-up has been a success and the world is now excited to know what the Microsoft Surface Phone can bring to the table.

Microsoft states that it will change the way people think of phones and unlike other devices which are packed with impressive hardware and software, the Microsoft Surface Phone will bring a new way of communication and be more of a mobile PC with phone capabilities.

Rumors reveal that the Microsoft Surface Phone will be a phablet with a similar screen as that of Nokia’s Lumia XL. It is speculated that Microsoft is currently developing three Surface Phone variants with one targeting consumers while the other two targeting entrepreneurs and professionals.

It will likely come with a 5.5 to 6-inch HD display with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution. It is also possible that the Surface Phone will sport either a Snapdragon 835 or an Intel Kaby Lake processor, a USB port, liquid cooling tech and an Active-Matrix Organic Light-emitting Diode display.

Rumors claim that the Microsoft Surface Phone 2017 basic version will come with 4 GB of RAM while the premium model will feature 8 GB of RAM. A 3,000 mAh battery is speculated to power the handset with a 64 GB, 128 GB and 512 GB of internal storage. A 21 MP rear camera and 8 MP front snapper are also expected.

Other rumored Microsoft Surface Phone 2017 specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, a Carl Zeiss rear camera, proximity sensor, compass, stylus, keyboard cover, fingerprint scanner and a barometer. The fingerprint scanner that is reportedly embedded on its display is becoming a fast trend. Microsoft is also speculated to consolidate the Windows 10 Mobile Redstone 3 out of the box with the Surface Phone 2017.

The Surface Phone may be pitted against the Apple iPhone with full versions of Windows software and an ARM processor. It is designed for tech enthusiasts and business purposes. Rumors include the Microsoft Surface Phone 2017 being able to run both Android and iOS apps on Windows 10 with minimal coding, also known as Bridge Solution.

Leaked photos also revealed single grille speakers with 3.5 mm headphone jack and a USB Type-C port. It could be released in the first quarter of the year but a 2018 release is not impossible as well. The Microsoft Surface Phone could be priced between 750 USD to 1,200 USD.
Source : telegiz

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 release date, specs and features update: New hybrid device arriving in April?

#MicrosoftSurface #SurfacePro5 – Microsoft Surface Pro 5 release date, specs and features update: New hybrid device arriving in April? : Tech world is abuzz with rumors suggesting an early release date for the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 packed with exciting specs and features. Reports say the 2-in-1 device will come with significant upgrades from its predecessor.

Surface Pro 5 is expected to have a lightweight aluminum body and a 12.3-inch screen. The successor to Surface Pro 4 can be used like PC, thanks to the new feature Continuum that debuts in Windows 10.

As far as Microsoft Surface Pro 5 specs are concerned, the device is expected to be powered by the Intel Kaby Lake processor. This new chipset will not only improve overall performance, will also help save battery life of the device. The battery life of the Surface Pro 4 was not impressive, and many users had complained about it.

The new hybrid device could get a 16GB RAM and 512GB internal storage.

The Surface Pro 5 is said to come with the Surface Dial that Microsoft introduced for the Surface Studio, according to a report in The Christian Post.

In the new two-in-one device, the Surface Dial would be placed on the screen, allowing users to access shortcuts and controls – volume for music apps – as well as other menus and tools.

As per Microsoft, the Surface Dial is “a completely new way to interact with technology that allows users to store, customize, access, navigate, and reimagine physical tools in the digital world from concept to creation.”

There are also murmurs that the upcoming Surface Pro will get a rechargeable Surface Pen. The accessory is said to come with improvement in functionality.

Moreover, the tablet PC might sport 4K display. The Kaby Lake processor will allow the device to handle the 4K resolution.

Coming to Microsoft Surface Pro 5 release date, the company is expected to release the Windows 10 Creators Update sometime in the first quarter, so, it is safe to say that the Surface Pro 5 will be announced in April.

Surface Phone 2017 Release, Rumors: Windows Phone Doomed To Fail Even With Cool Specs?

#SurfacePhone2017 #WindowsPhone – Surface Phone 2017 Release, Rumors: Windows Phone Doomed To Fail Even With Cool Specs? : Microsoft is designing the “ultimate phone” called the Surface Phone. Previous rumors speculated that the phone will have top of the line specs that could compete with the other mainstream brands. However, with all this information at hand, it seems like at the end of the day, the handset will still not be that successful as Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy series.

Based on previous reports, the upcoming phone will boast a ClearBlack AMOLED display. Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 will support the handset and will have up to 6GB of RAM. In terms of its shooters, it will feature a 20 megapixel rear camera with a Carl Zeiss lens. Its front cam, on the other hand, is 8MP.

Aside from these specs, the handset is also rumored to have a unique fingerprint scanner. Market Exclusive reported that the company already filed a patent for a fingerprint built into the screen. With regard to its audio jack, it will be the regular 3.5mm placed at the bottom alongside a Type-C USB port.

Lastly, consumers should expect three variants for the handset. There will be a consumer model, a business model, and an enthusiast model. All of them will have different prices starting from $699 up to $1,100. It is quite reasonable given the the specs of the phone are indeed top of the line.

Now, these features certainly suggest that the Surface Phone could actually be the next big thing in the smartphone industry. However, there are some who doubt this possibility mainly because it is made by Microsoft. Although it will as well boast Windows 10 under its hood, some still believe that the handset will not be successful.

Why Surface Phone Will Be Doomed

According to Learnbonds, the biggest problem is the fact that it is a Windows phone. For the past years, the phone series had a really difficult time satisfying its users. It has some traits that Blackberry had, which is the main reason why the latter fall off its prime. Even the publication’s readers share that same sentiments about the phone, particularly with regards to some apps.

One of their readers revealed that after upgrading to Windows 10, the Windows phone started experiencing problems. The apps used for financial or banking transactions have a poorly-designed version compare to the same app for Android or iOS. This particular case alone somehow indicates that if Surface Phone will still have the same problems as its predecessors, customers will definitely switch to Apple or Samsung.

Source : Thebitbag

Microsoft Surface Phone release date delayed till 2018? Specs and features update

#MicrosoftSurface #SurfacePhone – Microsoft Surface Phone release date delayed till 2018? Specs and features update : Microsoft Surface Phone release date seems to have been delayed till 2018, recent reports suggest. The delay is being attributed to the idea that Microsoft is making sure that the Surface Phone comes loaded with unprecedented specs and features unparalleled by any of its rivals.

Earlier the Surface Phone was expected to be released in 2017. Now the expectation is that though Microsoft might announce the much anticipated smartphone this year, but will make it available to customers only by 2018.

About Microsoft Surface Phone launch, technology writer Mary Jo Foley has said that “it will probably be late 2017 or perhaps not until 2018.”

According to Smart Stock News, Microsoft might be taking its time in revealing a Surface Phone to ensure that it is going to meet – or possibly exceed – the market’s expectations. So, the report suggests that the product will likely not hit the shelves until 2018, but a 2017 announcement is still possible.

On the other hand, despite Microsoft keeping mum about the Surface Phone, rumors just keep on surfacing about the expected release date as well as specs and features of the device.

PCadvisor reports the phone might come up with the squared metallic body.

Yibada points out that the Surface Phone could be Microsoft’s major comeback in the smartphone arena after discontinuing the Lumia series.

However, the report predicts that the Surface Phone might borrow some familiar specs from the discontinued series, such as Lumia XL’s screen size of 5.5 inches. Microsoft might want to go for a bigger screen, almost like a phablet, and challenge Apple’s iPhone Plus models.

The Microsoft Surface Phone will likely run with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 paired with up to 6 GB random access memory. It will not be surprising if the Surface Phone features Continuum Support for quicker and more efficient connectivity with other Surface products.

Source : DDN

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Hinted to be Launched at the MWC

#SurfacePro5 #MicrosoftSurfacePro – Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Hinted to be Launched at the MWC : The Surface Pro 5 will most likely see its UK release following the MWC as all the rumors regarding price, specification as well as other details lead to a 2017 launch which will possibly happen this February in Barcelona.

Following the huge success that the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has enjoyed people have already started to raise some question regarding when a successor will hit the shelves. Everyone is waiting for Microsoft to issue an official announcement regarding their new device and it is most likely to happen this month at the MWC with an official release date scheduled for March.

Taking into account that the next Microsoft big update when it comes to their Windows 10 OS, namely the Creators Update is not going to roll out until Spring this year, Microsoft might hold down on the release on their new Surface Pro 5 until then to make sure it comes updates with the latest software right out of the box.

Microsoft is now trying to sell as many Surface Pro 4 units as possible as the UK has seen huge cuts in terms of its price which can be found now for as low as 609 Pounds down from the initial price of 749 Pounds for the basic version. The more advanced models are also encountering some price cuts and the special offer will end pretty soon if not taken advantage of it quickly.

Spec wise, the Surface Pro 5 will come with a 4K display and a Surface Pen which will be wirelessly charged when docked into the device itself. The first quarter of this year should prove to be an interesting one as more and more manufacturers are coming up with a lot of interesting devices which currently keep the market competitive between them.

Tech enthusiasts cannot do anything but wait for the MWC to start this month and not only will there be a lot of interesting announcements from Microsoft but a lot of software giants and hardware manufacturers are going to present the latest trends in terms of tech thus making the event one not to be missed.

Fans Can Have Early Access to Surface Phone, Surface Pro 5, Surface Book 2 through ‘Inside Microsoft’ Program

#SurfacePhone #SurfacePro5 – Fans Can Have Early Access to Surface Phone, Surface Pro 5, Surface Book 2 through ‘Inside Microsoft’ Program : Apart from Windows Insider, Microsoft has launched another program called ‘Inside Microsoft’ to get in touch with the fans anytime and also to give them the privilege to have an early access to the company’s new products. Does this mean that the launching of Surface Phone, Surface Pro 5 and Surface Book 2 is imminent? Find out here!

What’s ‘Inside Microsoft’ is All About?

Through the program Windows Insider, Microsoft has the chance to be closer to the millions of fans globally where they contribute to the development of Windows 10 and provide necessary feedback to the company as well. To further the interaction with the people, Microsoft has reportedly launched the ‘Inside Microsoft’ where members have the chance to have an early access to the company’s new products, Softpedia reported.

Through this program, there is a high possibility for the most active fans to have the first glimpse and try out the long rumored Microsoft products, the Surface Phone, Surface Pro 5 and Surface Book 2. Tips and tricks of the mentioned devices are also said to be provided from the Microsoft staff, Windows Area reported.

This program has been currently launched in Germany and the first fan event of ‘Inside Microsoft’ will take place in Berlin on February 23 and the second one is happening in Munich on March 9. Major update for Windows 10 is also expected to be unveiled in the first wave of the program.

What Happen to Surface Phone?

While Microsoft remains tight-lipped about the Surface Phone, rumors have started resurfacing the internet about the device’s specs and features. One of the speculations suggests that the high-end phone is likely to be foldable as it is expected to become a trend among major manufacture in the near future, BGR reported.

To prove the possibility of a foldable Surface Phone, MSPowerUser has discovered the patent (USPTO Patent No. 9,541,962) awarded to Microsoft last January 10, 2017 that indicates a “mobile computing device having a hinge structure”. The patent also describes the capability of the phone to switch from tablet to smartphone mode and vice versa.

Source : Universityherald

Microsoft Surface Phone Expected To Be The Best And Speculated Launch In 2018

#MicrosoftSurface #SurfacePhone – Microsoft Surface Phone Expected To Be The Best And Speculated Launch In 2018 : Microsoft Corporation, the American tech giant is expected to arrive with its all new Smartphone with the Surface branding. Surface Phone was expected to arrive late this year, but few reports claim that the phone will hit the tech market in 2018.

Microsoft’s forthcoming hardware event on October 26 will be the platform on which the enthusiasts can seriously take Surface Phone quarries to the company and ask about Microsoft’s plans for its versatile releases and gaming console for this year and the next year.

According to Market Exclusive, it is reported that Microsoft has not abandoned mobile phones and the company is planning to bring best and innovative mobile phones in the tech market. As stated by CEO Satya Nadella “at different forms and functions for mobile devices.”

In November, Nadella told the Australia Financial Review that the tech giant is working on the “ultimate mobile device.” So, it is believed that the Redmond tech firm is silently building a Smartphone under its Surface brand.

The Microsoft Surface Phone was speculated earlier to be released in late 2017, as revealed by a few sound sources. Be that as it may, now, gossipy tidbits have reemerged and the release is to be deferred until to the extent 2018. PC Advisor reports the phone might come up with the squared metallic body.

The phone is expected to be powered by the latest Windows 10 Redstone Operating System and expected to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, with up to 8 GB random access memory. The Surface Phone is rumored to feature a 20-megapixel rear camera with a Carl Zeiss lens and come with an 8MP front camera.

The phone is rumored to come in three versions having combinations such as 4GB RAM with 128GB storage, 6GB RAM with 256GB storage, and 8GB RAM with 512GB storage. Also, it is rumored that the phone will have built-in fingerprint scanners as the company has already filed a patent for a fingerprint built into the screen.

The Microsoft Surface Phone is rumored to have 5.7-inch ClearBack AMOLED panels, a 3.5mm audio jack and a Type-C USB port at the bottom.