The Microsoft Surface Phone is arguably one of the most interesting devices that are yet to make an appearance in the mobile market. Rumored for years, the cryptic device's existence has not even been officially confirmed by the tech giant. Recently, however, a steady stream of rumors and a tease from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella himself has managed to get numerous tech aficionados excited, as it appears that the Surface Phone is slowly taking shape and getting ready for its highly-anticipated debut.
The release date for the Surface Phone has always been a tough topic to discuss. Being a completely new device from the Redmond-based tech giant, it is quite difficult to speculate when the flagship smartphone would finally be unveiled. While the exact date of the device's reveal remains unknown, speculations are high that the device might see a late 2017 release date, according to a report by the Express. Considering that Microsoft launched the Surface Studio and the Surface Book i7 last October, numerous rumors state that the tech giant might hold a similar event this year for its homegrown flagship smartphone.
With the Surface Phone being Microsoft's most ambitious effort to break through the elusive smartphone market, there are numerous risks that the tech giant appears to be taking in order to increase its chances of releasing a hit device. If rumors prove accurate, the Surface Phone would be a mobile device unlike any other before it. Thus, there are several things that could make the homegrown flagship a hit, and there are some factors that can make it fail. Here is a brief discussion on three reasons the Surface Phone would be a massive success.
Other leaks about the device are very few, though there are some speculations stating that the homegrown flagship would come equipped with some form of Intel's RealSense technology, considering Microsoft's initiatives in its HoloLens and Windows Holographic technologies. These specs are quite unheard of in a flagship mobile phone, and if Microsoft would indeed release a device along these lines, it would end up offering a smartphone that is a category above the best of what industry leaders like Apple and Samsung could offer.
It is no secret that the world of smartphones has been effectively taken over by designs from industry leaders such as Samsung and Apple. In fact, numerous smartphones in the market from innumerable third-party manufacturers simply look like clones of other more popular brands. Microsoft could step away from this trend with the Surface Phone, offering consumers with an attractive alternative option.