According to reports, next year, Microsoft and HTC will launch a consumer-tier Windows 10 Mobile phone, which will follow the HP Elite X3 phablet. There aren’t many known details about the upcoming device, but sources claim that Microsoft will hold a phone event internally for February 2017 and the company might announce it then.
WindowsArea.de has reported that Microsoft is planning to release a consumer Windows 10 phone that will be built in collaboration with Taiwanese manufacturer HTC, but until now, no information about its specs has been leaked. But if rumors will turn out to be true, then the phone will be unveiled at the internal event held by Microsoft on February 27.
The company hasn’t commented on these rumors, so we can’t guarantee you that the Lumia Pedigree will show up next year. Tech Times has reported that this new smartphone will have better specs than the Elite X3, which uses a Snapdragon 820 processor backed by 4 GB of RAM. This means that the Lumia Pedigree could be shipped out with a Snapdragon 835 processor and 6 GB of RAM, but it won’t be a business phone, so it will have a more affordable price.
In parallel, Microsoft is reportedly developing the Surface Phone flagship, which will be a “revolutionary Windows-based” smartphone. The device is said to have a similar design as the iPhone 8, being bezel-free and featuring a curved-edge screen. Also, the display will be an AMOLED that will be available in three variants of sizes and it will have a fingerprint scanner embedded into it. The Surface Phone will be more like a mini computer, as it will be powered by Intel’s new Kaby Lake processor, which will support up to 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. Lastly, on its back it will have a 20MP Carl Zeiss camera and likewise Samsung’s Galaxy Note series, it will include support for a Surface Pen.
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