Microsoft Surface Phone leaks confirm advanced fingerprint scanner and top-class specs

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New leaks have revealed that the Microsoft Surface Phone will have a fingerprint sensor and an AMOLED display. High-end phones are increasingly sporting the fingerprint sensor and Microsoft too wants to join the bandwagon and increase its market share.

The Redmond-based company couldn’t do much with their Lumia series and now they must be extra careful when releasing a smartphone.

According to YIBADA, Microsoft has filed a patent for “fingerprint detection with transparent cover” and hence tech experts believe the Microsoft Surface Phone will have the feature. Tech Times confirmed the news.

If the said technology is adopted by the company, the Surface Phone will be much thinner compared to other phones due to the absence of a bulky sensor. The WIPO report can be found here.

The new scanner is said to provide added security to users as the phones will unlock only when they place their fingers on the display panel. The Microsoft Surface Phone will unlock once the scanner scans the crests of the owner’s finger.

The handset will have a sleeker chassis and an AMOLED display panel. Reports further suggest that the Microsoft Surface Phone will be available in two variants, one for the general consumer and the other for the business consumer. The former will have a 5.5-inch screen and the latter a 6-inch screen.

The Microsoft Surface Phone will be powered by an Intel Kaby Lake processor for heavy-duty performance. The base model will have a 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The high-end model will feature an 8GB RAM and 512GB internal storage.

The Microsoft Surface Phone will run on Windows 10 and will have a 21MP rear and 8MP front camera. Microsoft may release the device early 2017 during its technical event, writes Mobile & Apps. After Lumia failed to deliver, it seems that Microsoft is keeping no stone unturned and will provide only the best of specs to compete with the very best.

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