Microsoft's next flagship may be the Surface Mobile: QHD display, 4 GB RAM, 21 MP PureView cam

It looks like Microsoft will be back with a bang this holiday season, unleashing several new phones and a new Surface tablet in the fall. In fact, there is a rumor now that the company's true flagship smartphone, codenamed Juggernaut Alpha as usual, will end up being called Surface Mobile.

We say "as usual," since the Juggernaut Alpha project mention first surfaced (pun intended) way back in 2012, indicating the internal efforts to create a Surface phone by Microsoft, before it acquired Nokia's Lumia brand and tech. This Surface phone has apparently undergone quite the change in the final specs sheet since then, as can be expected, but the most important part of the tipster's claim is that it may indeed be called Surface Mobile, which would be a radical departure from the Lumia branding for what could very well be Microsoft's most potent handset ever, looking at the rumored specs below.

In fact, these specs are a notch above the eventual Lumia 950 (Talkman) and Lumia 950XL (Cityman) handsets that are expected to be unveiled in October. The Microsoft Surface Mobile could then be the company's true flagship for the season, and the insiders claim that it is expected to arrive towards the end of this year, or the beginning of 2016 at the latest. With a QHD display, 4 GB RAM, and a 21 MP PureView cam wrapped in an aluminum/magnesium alloy body, just like the venerable Surface tablet, the Surface Mobile phone should be a sight to behold, too, what do you think?

source: WMPU



1. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Too good to be true :O

40. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

My next phone will either be the 6 Plus S or this for sure. So ready for the rest of the year!

47. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

same here... after getting disappointed from note 5, next phone will be this or lumia 950/950xl... but will have to wait for lg g4 pro and huawei ascend mate 8 before making the final decision

56. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Enjoy your 3% global market share portion then and the vast app selection.

57. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

share is for the company not for you... are you getting the money out of their share? if yes, then I can understand your concern about share but if not then I can only think of you as an over concious coward... for vast app selection, MS has already taken a step in right direction, just like samsung has taken a step in wrong direction(for me). I have enough patience to wait and see how lumia 940/xl and windows 10 will turn out to be

63. g2a5b0e unregistered

He makes a good point. Market share is in a way, important to consumers. How much support do you think will be provided down the line for a device that no one buys? That's why I don't buy unpopular phones. A phone that is in a high number of hands will be supported longer. History has shown this.

54. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

And it will have a poor battery life just like before.

58. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

removable battery is the answer, so no worries ;)

62. hulk_14

Posts: 72; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

Week battery? Battery in my 1520 lasts ~2 days.

2. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015


3. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

With an Intel SoC and Win 10 this thing really is a pocket PC

9. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Much better than SD 810.

15. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

True,before the SD820 is ready MS should just stick to intel

28. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

You really honor your name. X3 Sofia is one of the worst chipsets of the market, only in line with the Snapdragons 410 and Mediatek MT6735. I don't know how that can be good news.

41. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

true, the only thing i know which use X3 is cheap tablet with ~20k antutu score.. maybe they mean x7

46. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

I doubt that the rumored specs are true because as you said the X3 chip is not high end at all and also doesn't support the qhd resolution.

34. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Microsoft have to use SD820 for the 1050 due the 4K 60fps..

32. akaliel

Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 19, 2015

Actually the Atom x3 is really low end. Comparable to the SD 4xx range. While I'd love an Intel/Win10 phone, something a little faster than the x3 pls, or it would defeat the entire purpose.

45. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Did not know x3 is that low end.

50. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

x3 is set of Atom chipsets built it by Rockchip on 28nm. The original Atom from Intel were built in 22nm FinFET and they could just compete with the Krait/A15 built in 28nm. At 28nm they are clocked way lower (1.4 GHz max for x3 compared to the 1.83 min for the Intel ones) On top of that Rockchip using low GPUs. So really low end: SD410 equivalents.

19. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

drop an i7 processor in there, then it'll burn all competitions. Joking aside, this will be one interesting phone that I might keep my eyes on.

27. unregistered

I am rocking with Windows 10 on my Laptop. If this news is true, I am getting mine on the first day of release, only if there is a dual sim version.

59. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

How's WIn10 running for you? Got it on my desktop 2 weeks ago, and it seems a bit buggy. I hope they put up more updates soon.

61. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

without a hitch for me on 4 tablets 2 laptops and 3 desktops so far.

43. Penny

Posts: 1860; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

And a pen. Samsung added some special features to the Note to make use of the stylus, but I imagine there would be even more useful situations using it on W10 Mobile. Literally a Surface tablet for your pocket.

4. Legnaldo

Posts: 63; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

All the specs in the world wouldnt get me to buy this phone if the app market doesnt have a severe increase in availability and diversity.

18. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Windows Phone/Mobile 10 allows sideloading Android apps. So technically there will be more apps than are available for android.

25. Legnaldo

Posts: 63; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I wasnt aware of that. When did that start and how functional are the apps since its not native to the OS? And what process do you have to go through to sideload the android apps? Does it require a PC every time you want to get one or can it all be done on the device?

36. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

So far the tools are for devs. However, the tool leaked online and people have been able to get things working without a hitch, some don't. I have seen fallout shelter working. And xda guys got google play store to even work. No info on how extremely functional it is. But the key word change to the apk was done, yet apps are running under windows mobile.

39. Legnaldo

Posts: 63; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Thanks for the info. I think ill hold my breath and see how things develop before i take the plunge back to windows phone.

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