Surface Phone could come with on-screen fingerprint scanner

2 minute read

Home » News » Surface Phone could come with on-screen fingerprint scanner

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:

Discussions

Next up

There was a problem joining the game [QUICK FIX]

Alexandra Miu avatar. By: Alexandra Miu
2 minute read

The essence of so many games lies in the multiplayer mode, where players can join their friends and share the gaming experience. However, there seems […]

Continue Reading

Windows 10 deleted Microsoft Office [TECHNICIAN FIX]

Tashreef Shareef avatar. By: Tashreef Shareef
3 minute read

The recent Microsoft Windows updates have been more of a miss than a hit and that has cost several users their personal data files and […]

Continue Reading

Convert colors to a destination document Photoshop error [FIX]

Alexandra Miu avatar. By: Alexandra Miu
2 minute read

Have you ever received this message Are you sure you want to convert colors to a destination document with a color profile that does not […]

Continue Reading