Microsoft has had a solid following for its smartphones. This is backed by the abundance of rumors surrounding the new Surface smartphone lineup, especially when the social media managers keep the buzz remaining thoroughly active.
The new Surface Phone just had its biggest leak yet. Microsoft may have dropped the bomb as the tech company prepares for the official launch of their new smartphone lineup. Fans, tech bloggers and other tech enthusiasts were quick to capture the huge update.
The leak originated from the official Twitter account of Microsoft Australia. It had allegedly tweeted by accident a promotional image with the whole Surface lineup at bay. It then goes on to seemingly welcome the new Surface Phone to the range, with the caption "New One in Surface family!"
The photo is stamped with the official Microsoft logo, sparking some form of legitimacy to the leak. Also, coming from an official regional Twitter page of the tech company also helped to confirm it. As expected, the original leaked photo has since been deleted from the account.
The image showcases a rectangular silhouette, which is supposed to be where the Surface Phone fits. It is then surrounded on either side by Microsoft's already established Surface Pro 4 tablet and the 2-in-1 Surface Book.
No More Lumia
The Surface Phone would be Microsoft's newest smartphone range, effectively replacing the Lumia lineup in the process. Having a new product line to be released, Microsoft will be halting production of the Lumia lineup at the end of 2016.
The refreshed smartphone series was created mainly to save the long declining market reception and sales of the Microsoft devices. Having laid off around 10 percent of its employees in the smartphone department, Microsoft is looking forward to positive changes to come with the Surface Phones.
As the Surface Phone will replace the premium Lumia lineup, it does not skimp on specs. It will come in three variants in varying budget tiers. There is also news that at least one model will sport a 5.2-inch display. It is also safe to assume that all models will come with at least a 2K Quad HD resolution with AMOLED technology, same as the Lumia phones.
There are also talks that the Microsoft Surface Phone will sport either Intel's newest Kaby Lake processor or Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 821 or 830. There would also be 8GB of RAM and at least 32GB of internal storage.
It will pack the iconic Carl Zeiss camera lens that the Lumia has been known for. The Microsoft Surface Phone will then run on Windows 10 and will continue offering productivity features like the Continuum.