Microsoft working on ‘breakthrough’ device, could be the Surface Phone

Microsoft CMO, Chris Capossela has confirmed that the company is working on a ‘breakthrough’ device which will be the ‘spiritual equivalent’ of the Surface

By Shrey Pacheco | Published 28 Dec 2015 20:20 IST
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  • Microsoft CMO, Chris Capossela has confirmed that the company is working on a ‘breakthrough’ device which will be the ‘spiritual equivalent’ of the Surface

Microsoft working on ‘breakthrough’ device, could be the Surface Phone
Microsoft working on ‘breakthrough’ device, could be the Surface Phone

Chris Capossela, he Chief Marketing Officer at Microsoft, has confirmed that the company is working on a “breakthrough” phone which could be the Surface Phone. In a recent interview with Windows Weekly, he said that the company is working on a device which will be the “spiritual equivalent” of the Surface. However, he said that the phone will take time to build.

The interviewer asked Capossela to give Windows Phone fans hope for something in the new year because she was “abandoning hope.” He had a very long-winded answer during which he talked about apps and mentioned the upcoming Lumia 650, and right at the end he said, “We need some sort of spiritual equivalent on the phone side that doesn’t just feel like it’s a phone for people who love Windows. It’s got to be a phone where it’s like, ‘Wow, that’s a real shock or that’s a real breakthrough, and that’s going to make me pause before I buy my 17th iPhone.’ And we need time to actually go build that.” The discussion about the upcoming phone starts at about 17 minutes into the video below.

The Surface phone has been rumored for years now and the company may be resuming work on the device once again. The upcoming phone has been tipped to be powered by an Intel SoC and not a Qualcomm chipset like the rest of the Lumia lineup. Earlier this month, a Windows phone powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor was spotted on GFXBench. The device is called ‘HP Falcon’ and the listing showed that it has a 5.8-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. It also showed that the device has a 20MP rear camera and a 12MP camera. It may also come with 43GB of onboard storage and 1GB of RAM. 

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