Edge browser on the Surface Phone is benchmarked by HTML5TEST?


The website for HTML5TEST, a benchmark used to test browsers, reveals that Microsoft has been prepping the Surface Phone. The browser test was on version 12 of Edge, the new name that Microsoft has given its browser. The version of Windows 10 Mobile employed on the phone was 10240, an older pre-release version of the platform. The dated version of the Edge browser used, along with the older version of the OS, would indicate that Microsoft has been working on the Surface Phone for some time.

Back in August, we told you that the Surface Phone will be released early next year with a 5.5-inch Clearback AMOLED display, carrying a 1440 x 2560 resolution. One part of the rumor that seems strange is that an Intel Atom X3 SoC will reportedly be under the hood. This chip previously has been announced for entry-level handsets, not to drive high-end models with a QHD display.

Microsoft decided to make the Lumia 950 an AT&T exclusive, despite requests from the other major U.S. carriers to offer the new phone. Some have taken this to be a sign that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Surface chief Panos Panay are both strongly in favor of concentrating on the Surface Phone over the Lumia line.

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source: Winfuture.de (translated)

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