Microsoft has remained tight lipped about the launch of its Surface Phone. However, there are still a lot of reports about its specs. Fresh reports claim that the smartphone may have an OLED display with an integrated fingerprint reader.
Microsoft is going beyond the limits in its upcoming Smartphone. Recently, the reports of a patent filed by the firm has surfaced on the internet. The patent indicates that the tech giant is working on a new kind of fingerprint reader. Unlike the current sensors embedded in the home button or at the back of the device, Surface Phone may feature fingerprint reader in its touch screen.
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Microsoft has filed a patent with World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). This new technology will use a sensor fixed under the display glass. When users will press the finger on the glass, the sensor will detect the friction ridges of a finger, reported PhoneArena. However, it is not confirmed whether or not Microsoft has achieved this new technology or if they are still working on it.
Meanwhile, the Surface Phone could?sport the latest Kaby Lake processor. Rumor has it that Microsoft will launch three variants of the the device. One of the variants will be a budget-friendly device for those looking into a less expensive smartphone. Although it will be a budget-friendly device, it will still pack amazing specs with a possibility of having 4GB RAM paired with 64GB internal storage.
The mid-range device will have 6GB RAM and 128GB inbuilt storage. The high-end device will have a massive 8GB RAM and 512GB onboard storage.
The Surface Phone will run using the Windows 10 OS for both tablet and PC mode. The device will automatically switch to PC mode when connected to bigger screen, keyboard and mouse via Microsoft Display Dock. Thus, the device will work as a standalone CPU.
However, Microsoft will not release the Surface Phone before 2017. The company could release the device with an updated Windows 10 by March next year. Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group, Terry Myerson has already confirmed that mobile phones are not company?s priority this year.
?We?re fully committed to that 4-inch screen, there will be a time for it to be our focus, but right now it?s part of the family but it?s not the core of where I hope to generate developer interest over the next year,? said Myerson.
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