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Did Microsoft China slip and mention a phone called the Lumia X (Surface Phone)?

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Did Microsoft China slip and mention a phone called the Lumia X (Surface Phone)?
Did Microsoft China accidentally reveal that a phone called the Lumia X is on the way? Is this the long-rumored Surface Phone? It all started with a video that the Chinese unit of Microsoft produced to explain Continuum. That is the feature offered with the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL that allows you to hook up one of those two handsets to a monitor, QWERTY keyboard and a mouse via the Display Dock. In essence, you are turning the Lumia 950/Lumia 950 XL into a desktop PC.

While the video doesn't mention the Lumia X, a description of the video does. The description says that Continuum is supported by the Microsoft Lumia 950/XL, Lumia Phone X (italics are ours) and Acer Jade Primo.

While Microsoft later edited the description to remove the reference to the Lumia X (which is the first sign that it is a legitimate phone), we have the unedited version of the description in the slideshow. The Lumia X could be an innocent title of a yet to be numbered Lumia phone, or it could be a reference to the Surface Phone.

If the Lumia 650 is the only Lumia handset unveiled this year as rumored, it makes the listing of the Lumia X that much more interesting, raising the odds that it could have something to do with a Surface Phone. Even though the video itself doesn't mention the Lumia X, we've included it below because of its inclusion in the whole story.

source: Microsoft via GadgetzArena

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posted on 20 Jan 2016, 22:56

1. thecorrescode (Posts: 38; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)

Who cares!!!

posted on 20 Jan 2016, 23:18 16

3. htcisthebest (Posts: 294; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)

I do.

posted on 20 Jan 2016, 23:37 4

4. megathaszrul89 (Posts: 157; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)

Me too! :)

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 00:54 3

8. jugga (Posts: 28; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


posted on 21 Jan 2016, 00:41 5

5. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1524; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)

Surface phone is said to bring something new to the smartphone world. A true meaning to pocket PC; so yeah many would cares.
But of course those who hates windows as whole or simply buy phones merely because of brand loyalty wouldn't care as much as others.. (No offence intended)

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 11:40

16. ZeroCide (Posts: 785; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)

I care as well

posted on 20 Jan 2016, 23:01 3

2. promise7 (Posts: 891; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)

I'm sure this is just a case of lost in translation. The whole point of a "Surface" phone is to have a standalone phone line by Microsoft out of the shadow of Nokia, not remnants of a bought Nokia company, so they wouldn't name it Lumia once again.

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 00:46

7. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1524; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)

I wonder what they are going to do with lo and mid segment. Especially when this year Lumias(low-mid) especially L650 which is very unattractive. Surface phone is there to fill high end segment. May be they'll release 3 variants of surface phones namely low-mid-high range.

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 03:09

9. Guaire (Posts: 740; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)

Windows 10 didn't make any difference so far. If they were capable to do that with so called Surface phone, they would do it with Lumia phones already.

I think Microsoft and its fanboys both are clutching at straws, if they are thinking a Microsoft made handset would save Windows mobile OS from being almost irrelevant.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 10:39

15. jrealtor (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Jan 2016)

Just from your comment it is obvious that you along with others are not understanding what Windows mobile OS is. You see, so many of you are still holding onto an old concept of "I can sell more phones than you" as Apple and Samsung are currently doing. Microsoft has taken a different approach and changing the paradigm. Windows 10 is the OS and "Mobile" is but a small part. They do not care how many phones they sell! Thats the old way of thinking. It is the service they are providing. The Surface Phone is only a part of the big picture. So you can go ahead and criticize Windows Phone and Microsoft, but I would think you would have a better use for your time than to comment on things you do not understand. No offense intended

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 03:33

10. Donkorvleone (Posts: 19; Member since: 30 May 2013)

Yes the fact that it is called lumia x makes me believe that it is not a lumia, but in fact a surface phone. Logic you are not welcome here!

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 07:05

11. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)

Your belief are assumptions as well.
Logic not welcomed neither.

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 07:24

12. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1583; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

I predict there will be 2 Surface smart phones 1=An ARM's type CPU running Windows 10 Mobile with it's exciting "Continuum Mode" and 2=An Intel CPU type CPU Running a Modified version of full desktop Windows 10 OS. this smart phone will be known as the Surface pro smart phone and will run all current Windows 10 desktop Store Apps, Run MS "Universal Apps and also run some of the Millions of Windows x86 win32 Desktop programs. the Modified Windows OS used on the Windows 10 "Surface Pro smart phone will be stripped of ALL drivers. mini programs and ect a Desktop PC needs that a smart phone does not and given the drivers to run 4G a cell phone transceiver. it should run a 5 inch, 1080p amoled screen to have good battery life.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 09:54

17. DSP96 (Posts: 19; Member since: 13 Oct 2015)

Yes. The reason that continuum did not make such a mark was that most the windows desktop programs require intel processors to work, and the snapdragon processors could not run the desktop applications, which kind of kills the purpose of a "pocket PC". The surface phone, or the lumia x as it might be called, if it runs an intel chipset, it will take the continuum feature to new heights and it will take the concept of a "pocket PC" to the next level. It will be the true "pocket PC".

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 10:37

13. windowsphonejunkie (Posts: 5; Member since: 24 Sep 2014)

The fact that they said Lumia Phone X should indicate that it is just talking about other Lumia models that are to come or have even been announced already. I really want them to make a Surface Phone, but this doesn't look like this is it

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 12:10

14. Cslfiero (Posts: 68; Member since: 29 Jun 2015)

If they intend to move away from lumia as a brand, it makes sense that they would retain the name for the first device. This could help down market users feel more comfortable with the transition to more expensive phones.

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