The Surface Phone is rumored to be the next flagship smartphone from software giant Microsoft featuring the next generation Windows 10 OS. According to a leaked image, the new Surface phone will come with USB Type-C connector and a keyboard cover similar to Surface Touch Cover. The new phone is also rumored to come in three different variants : 3GB RAM/32GB Storage, 6GB RAM/128GB Storage and 8GB RAM/500GB Storage. Rests of the specs are still unknown but Microsoft is expected to launch the new Surface Phone in 2017. Stay tuned for more updates.
Update: Microsoft’s engineer in China says that Cortana will work better on Surface Phone than Android
In a Q&A session on Zhihu, an engineer from Microsoft’s Research team said that Microsoft’s Cortana will work better on Surface Phone than on Android. Microsoft is rumored to launch a foldable device later this year.
“First of all, Siri and Bixby, two intelligent assistants installed in the smartphones, and Cortana is a third-party application, permissions support may be embarrassing. Windows Phone users may know that Cortana in Windows Phone was better than the Cortana app, Windows Phone Cortana was a lot easier to use. Microsoft Cortana (Xiao Na) is a cross-platform smart assistant, available across all devices including PCs and smartphone, trying to do more like WeChat Noda. For the smart assistant, permissions is a good thing, looking forward to the perfect performance of the Surface Phone (although Hana do not know will not be a surface phone). Of course, as a smart assistant, the pace of development is still relatively slow, but Cortana team will be working hard to make the assistant better. Last year in 3rd-anniversary celebration, Cortana saw all new features and support, three years is not a long time, but the move on this road Hana never forget, Microsoft Cortana team must live up to expectations.”-Response to question about Cortana written by Microsoft Engineer