It looks like Microsoft has listened to the feedback of customers about introducing a Surface Phone, to be made rather than manufacturing Surface Tablet series. So the Redmond-based software maker are expected to be building their own ultimate Windows 10 Mobile in the Surface lineup. Sources familiar to Microsoft’s plans have apparently revealed that the rumored Intel-powered Windows 10 phone slated for May 2016 has now been cancelled, but a Surface Phone in the scene.
Now that an all-new flagship phone lead by Panos Panay and the team of engineers who built the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book has been given a green signal for the launch of Surface Phone. Slated for a release in the second half of 2016 this may be the long-wished-for.
The Surface Phone will be a premium device and will be different from the Lumia range of devices. Today’s report calls the cancelled metal-clad, Intel-powered device a carryover from Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia Devices and Services. Said that the Surface Phone will also been called as Panos Phone, which is in progress, testing at Microsoft’s campus in Redmond.
Previous rumors suggests that the Surface Phone will purely focus on productivity, not specifications. It is also considered as a 2016 flagship model and will be powered by a Snapdragon 820 chipset, and use the advanced colling technology used by the Lumia 950 XL.
For more details on Microsoft Surface Phone, we’ve to wait for some time, to know what actually the giant has with in its hands-on.