Microsoft Surface Phone: What We Want To See

Microsoft To Still Focus On A Specific Set Of Customers For Their Next Smartphone: Is It A Good Idea?
As Microsoft steer away from the smartphone market, fans can’t help but think that the company is already turning its back on the smartphone industry. Photo : Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Now that Microsoft has already unveiled the Surface Studio, it looks like it is now prepping up for the Surface Phone release. The company may not have been very generous when it comes to details regarding the alleged Microsoft phone, but rumor has it that the launch of the anticipated device is already imminent. With that said, here's our hopeful expectations as to what the Surface Phone should be.

Microsoft Surface Phone Wishlist

First up, it would be nice if Microsoft is able to do something about the lack of popular apps. Well, it actually depends whether or not Microsoft is keen to gather more audiences come Surface Phone time. If the company is still sticking to specific markets like business and education, then there may be no need to incorporate mainstream apps into the Windows mobile. However, if the goal is to take some users from Android and iOS, it might be difficult to do so with such limited set of apps. Needless to say, that's just one thing that could make the Surface Phone better than expected.

Furthermore, if Microsoft could also make the said smartphone more premium-looking and sophisticated, it would also be a nice addition. We've all known and loved Windows phones for their ultimate PC features and straight to the point look. However, now that more and more premium flagships are entering the market, it's hard to imagine how a simple looking smartphone can compete physically. The LG V20, iPhone 7 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge all have elegant exteriors. With that, it would be really nice if Microsoft also releases something that looks first-rate.

Overall, these are just some of the things that could make the Surface Phone better than expected. Of course, it is already almost sure that this phone is top-notch specs-wise. It's just a bit of a downer if Microsoft would repeat everything it did on the Lumia series. Hopefully, the Surface Phone could help the company get back to the smartphone market with a bang.

Microsoft Surface Phone Rumors

As of now, a bunch of Surface Phone rumors have already spread online. These include having a Snapdragon 835 processor, 6 GB worth of RAM and Quick Charge capability. There has also been news saying that the Surface Phone could come in three variants which mean that there could also be a 4 GB RAM model. Furthermore, it has also been mentioned that the next Microsoft phone could have a 5.5 inch display.

GSM Arena's report suggests that this new phone is slated for a 2017 announcement. Nevertheless, the company hasn't confirmed any of these yet. What they have confirmed is that Microsoft isn't backing out of the smartphone market and that they are yet to launch the "ultimate smartphone".

In an interview with AFR, Microsoft's Satya Nadella said that they will continue their presence in the smartphone market, ONMSFT reported. However, he said that this existence will not be the same way as what today's market leaders do. Instead, Nadella said that their smartphone market presence will be about what they can uniquely do in what would become the "ultimate mobile device". With that said, it looks like the abovementioned wish-list could be thrown out of the window, but still we're excited to see what Microsoft has in store for us fans.

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