New Microsoft Surface Phone Concept Revealed With Cutting-Edge Specs
A creative concept of Microsoft's new Surface Phone device is set to make the smartphone competition in the market to be stiffer with its revealed killer apps and cutting-edge specs, including a built-in kickstand, a pressure-sensitive pen, and even a full touch keyboard.
With new concept developed by Nadir Aslam, Surface Phone will sport a Windows 10 operating system and a 5.7-inch full high-definition display. A Surface Pen and a Touch Cover keyboard can boost productivity and will bring a next level competition in smartphone devices.
The Surface Pen is made of a pressure-sensitive aluminum for more efficient and creative note-taking. Touch Cover also promises a better typing experience with its super-thin, mechanical and full pressure-sensitive keyboard. With the Touch Cover keyboard, Surface Pro can easily be converted to a laptop.
Surface Phone is beautifully crafted in VaporMg, a strong and light magnesium alloy. This premium material is expected to bring an elegant shape convenient to the hand.
A built-in beveled kickstand allows users to put the device in either portrait or landscape mode for comfortable movie time, Word and Skype session.
In terms of cable and ports, Surface Phone does not only support super-fast Wi-Fi, the latest LTE standards, Bluetooth and NFC with the new Micro-HDMI pin which enables users to connect the device with any HDMI-input.
By connecting the phone on a monitor, a full Windows 10 will show users all apps running in the background in windowed format due to its Intel processor used that can even run desktop software. Once connected and in PC mode, Surface Phone transforms into a 10-point multi-touch trackpad.
This is the first concept of Surface Phone that has been revealed though. Another designer named Loris Lukas also conceived previously his own version of the Surface Phone concept. Lukas' version sports 5.5-inch screen display and a 41 megapixel back-facing camera with Pureview technology. A central button is also made, while the volume button is placed at the upper right edge of the phone. At the bottom edge, there is a camera button, while the power button is located at the top edge.
While everything is still an ideal concept, Microsoft is rumored to be considering a new smartphone line under the Surface Pro name, a laptop/tablet hybrid line of devices.
Tuula Rytila, Microsoft's Vice President for Marketing, hinted in a previous interview that the tech titan might reveal a Surface phone in the future. Rytila made mention of reinvented notebook Surface Pro coming from Surface tablet, so a Surface phone with groundbreaking features could also be possible.