Surface Phone could come with on-screen fingerprint scanner

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read

A few weeks ago, we informed you that Microsoft would delay the debut of the Surface Phone until 2017. There aren’t many known details about its specs but according to the latest rumors, the flagship will come pre-installed with Windows 10 Mobile Redstone 2 and have a fingerprint sensor built into its screen.

We have no doubt that Microsoft will equip the Surface Phone with the most advanced processor to handle the upcoming operating system and, at the same time, to challenge Apple’s iPhones and other Android flagships in terms of performance. One other feature that could be introduced with this Windows 10 device is an on-screen fingerprint screen. Microsoft reportedly filed a patent hinting at the arrival of this feature, which is currently being tested behind closed doors.

Although there is a chance chances the patent won’t make it into production, at least now we know what Microsoft’s plans roughly are and it will be great if they will be materialized before Apple makes the same move with its next iPhone. For now, it’s too early to know for sure if Microsoft is ready to build smartphones with on-screen fingerprint scanner.

The Surface Phone is expected to arrive in mid-2017 alongside the seventh generation Intel Kaby Lake processor which will be faster and more efficient than ever. Also, the device could sport an AMOLED display sized at 5.5-inch, which will be crispier and clearer than the iPhone’s LCD Retina display. On the other hand, if Intel doesn’t launch its new processor until Microsoft will decide to unveil the Surface Phone, the device could be powered by a Snapdragon 830 or 821 chipset and support up to 8GB of RAM.

RELATED STORIES TO CHECK OUT:

For various PC problems, we recommend this tool.

This software will repair common computer errors, protect you from file loss, malware, hardware failure and optimize your PC for maximum performance. Fix PC issues now in 3 easy steps:

  1. Download this PC Repair Tool rated "Excellent" on TrustPilot.com.
  2. Click “Start Scan” to find Windows issues that could be causing PC problems.
  3. Click “Repair All” to fix all issues with Patended Technologies (requires upgrade).

Discussions

Next up

Best Windows 10 antivirus software to use in 2018

By: Radu Tyrsina
7 minute read

Update – 2018 will soon come to an end and we already have a guide on what is the best antivirus you should get in […]

Continue Reading

These features are out for good with Windows 10 version 1809

iamsovy@gmail.com' By: Sovan Mandal
2 minute read

Microsoft is all set to launch its next big update, Windows 10 version 1809 in October. While that should be a nice piece of news […]

Continue Reading

Windows 10 18H2 builds no longer receive new features

By: Matthew Adams
3 minute read

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update (otherwise 18H2) rollout might now be two to three weeks away. For the last few months, new build previews […]

Continue Reading