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Windows Surface Phone – Sexier than iPhone?

Windows Surface Phone is one of the devices shrouded in mystery and so legendary everyone thought it will never see the light of the day. But everyone was wrong. It’s looking like Microsoft will take the wraps off the long-rumored – and much-anticipated – Surface Phone sometime in 2018. Microsoft has had a mediocre success in the mobile market, having a hard time to take a part of the cake in market share. For many people, Surface Phone is considered one last attempt by Microsoft to make Windows Phone concurrent to the market leaders Android and iOS.

On the other hand, Surface Team is the group of innovators responsible for devices like the Surface Book, Surface Pro and Surface Studio. With them spearheading the operation, there’s a chance the Surface Phone could defy all odds and be the next big thing. The phone will air sometime in 2018, and it will have the price range from $699 – $1,100 (£499-£799) approx. Back in January 2016, there was a rumor that Microsoft had obtained the domain name: surfacephone.com. The link redirects to Microsoft Homepage, but given how Microsoft is naming the devices, it’s obvious what is it for.

Rumour also has it that the Microsoft Surface Phone will be available in three distinct variants: Consumer Edition, Business Edition, and Enthusiast Edition, so we’re guessing the first will be a reasonably priced flagship, the second will be a BlackBerry replacement, and the third will be a power user device designed to compete with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

The new products will run on Qualcomm ARM-based SoCs and, according to Terry Myerson, who heads up Windows Devices, will be a “range of thin, light, power-efficient and always-connected devices”. That means we should see the full Windows 10 desktop experience.

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But we don’t really know much else about the hardware that Surface Phone will flaunt. There have been zero camera leaks, although we’d expect big things from the Surface Phone camera. For a start, Apple, LG, and Huawei and Samsung have all shipped phones with dual-camera configurations.

There’s one thing we can say for certain, and that is Surface Phone will run on Windows 10. Microsoft wants Windows 10 to be the “last version of Windows”, and will keep updating it across all platforms. Which means Windows 10 is here to stay, regardless of its mediocre success.

We’d only recommend waiting around for the Surface Phone if you have the undeterred faith in Microsoft, considering its proven track record of failure in mobile. It’s hard for us to believe Microsoft’s next smartphone device will be any better than previous attempts, especially since the market is already full of great smartphones to choose from right now.