It has been more than a year since Microsoft last released a phone. From memory, it was the Lumia 950 and 950 XL that the company released last October 2015. Since then, consumers have been expecting Microsoft to release a new Surface Phone.
Unfortunately, not even a whiff of the rumored Surface Phone made its way at the last Microsoft Surface Event in New York. However, recent leaks and promotion videos have re-ignited rumors about the famed Surface Phone.
A few days ago, famous leakster Evan Blass tweeted a photo render of what looked like a Windows mobile-based phone. In the tweet, Blass teased about the phone being powered by a laptop-class Intel processor. The images show that the phone is somewhere between 5 and 6 inches and features an edge-to-edge screen. Also featured in the renders is the USB Type-C interface for the phone.
Unfortunately, according to other sources, the images that Blass leaked are that of ?older? concepts that never saw the light of day. Basically, it is just a fluke.
Nevertheless, older?promotional videos from Microsoft have revealed its vision of mobile computing. From the said video, it shows Microsoft?s plans for the future involving various everyday devices. From laptops to tablets and other devices that are worthy of being featured in any futuristic sci-fi movie.
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What they are are just visions. It does not mean that Microsoft will enact those visions anytime soon. For one, some of the ideas that the software company have are somewhat farfetched.
However, many are still hoping that come 2017, Microsoft would be ready to show the world its new phone. In fact, many believe that it will discontinue the Lumia line of smartphones in favor of its own Surface brand.
Be it another Lumia phone or an actual Surface phone, many are still curious as to what the company can bring to the table. Perhaps, customers are tired of the usual run-of-the-mill devices that come from manufacturers year-on-year. Maybe, just maybe, consumers want a break from the usual cycle of phone with the same features.
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