Microsoft’s Lumia devices weren’t a huge success for the company so far. The company’s upcoming flagship, however, may change the game for Microsoft. The next flagship from Microsoft is going to be a big one. It’s the Surface Phone or Panos’s Phone.
Now, first things first: Microsoft has killed the phone which Intel was involved in. According to my sources, the project was codenamed as Juggernaut. However, it’s now dead but the software giant is still working on another phone – and that’s the one we have been waiting for.
It’s the Panos Phone
According to a new report from our friends over at Windows Central, Microsoft is working on a new phone, which is apparently known as the “Panos Phone” internally. The phone is designed by the Surface team, and it will most likely be a metal phone. Just like the Juggernaut project, Intel could possibly be involved in this project, too. However, it is not yet clear if the phone will be able to run Win32 apps or not.
Due in the second half of 2016
The report from WC also states that the Surface Phone is due in the second half of 2016, and needless to say, the specs for the device hasn’t been finalised yet. Interestingly enough though, the Surface Phone is “likely” timed with the release of Windows 10 Redstone update — which is expected to come in two waves in 2016 (around July-August, and Fall). For those who don’t know, the Redstone update will introduce new features such as Apple’s Handoff like features, Extension support for Edge, Microsoft Passport, and more.
It’s coming. Get ready. Stay PUMPED.