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  1. Muessig's Avatar
    Read about it here:The Surface Phone you've always wanted is happening | Windows Central

    So we've heard that MS have given Panos a green light to develop this phone. Use this thread to post your ideal specs for both the device itself and it's major features.
    RumoredNow, Guytronic and jmshub like this.
    12-01-2015 04:41 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    Well, I can probably confidently say that I want it smaller than its going to be. :)

    Can't say much on specifications, we got plenty of people for that.
    Guytronic likes this.
    12-01-2015 05:09 PM
  3. elindalyne's Avatar
    I want them to continue their marketing lines - "Surface Pro 4 - The tablet that can replace your laptop" to "Surface Phone - The phone that can replace your laptop".

    Honestly I mostly want them to get it right. Decent battery, good build quality, the ability to run x86 applications and no horrible, horrible bugs. Pen support would be nice, but I feel that's going to add a decent amount of weight.

    Edit - a fully integrated NFC payment platform would be swell too, but that's more Microsoft as a whole and not phone specific.
    Muessig, wpn00b and sicunder36 like this.
    12-01-2015 05:39 PM
  4. MDBulldog's Avatar
    l would love a Courier type of device. In my mind this would be a awesome device that would do the Surface name proud


    12-01-2015 06:04 PM
  5. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    I'd want an x86 Zenphone, basically. Give us a 5-6" phone with a digitizer and Intel Atom chip. Give us a Surface Pro-like shell to connect the phone to, and make it compatible with Surface Pro 5 accessories (specifically, the keyboard and Surface Pen, the latter of which would work on the phone as well). Improve the Continuum Display Dock so it can be used as a desktop-like experience as well.
    mkenyon2 and Teaching Erik like this.
    12-01-2015 06:29 PM
  6. astondg's Avatar
    I like the ideas in here so far. I think we need to go beyond just listing specs we want and think about experiences (and that's what I've read above).

    It's easy to list 'I want a 6" 4K screen with a 3Ghz 8 core CPU and 256GB storage' or whatever but really for most of us the underlying specs aren't as important as things like 'I want a fast, responsive experience, I want to seamlessly move between devices & combine my physical world with my digital through simple note taking, device based payments, etc. etc.'

    Well, I can probably confidently say that I want it smaller than its going to be. :)
    Yeah, me too. Sticking to the above I don't actually care what the screen size ultimately is but I want something that I find comfortable to hold, operate and pocket which tends to be around the 4.5" mark with todays phones. Good luck with that. I think big screen is going to become less 'necessary' though as things like wearables & device convergence (powered by Continuum) improve and become more popular. I think we can find new ways to consume & create that don't rely on a traditional phone screen.
    12-01-2015 06:48 PM
  7. leonelfunes32's Avatar
    I'm not too concerned about specs (they got it right with the 950/950XL), but I'd like to see improvements on Continuum:
    -Run windowed apps instead of one at a time.
    -Reduce lag from using phone as a trackpad.
    -"Minimize" apps when disconnecting from Continuum dock - i.e. Open the Mobile equivalent of what was being done on the big screen.
    -If there's no mobile equivalent (most likely for .exe programs), keep task in the background.
    -Drag & drop open apps from mobile to external screen, including tasks in the background.

    I really want to use Continuum more often, and if Windows 10 Redstone brings these updates and the Surface Phone has the specs to run it smoothly, I'll be first in line to grab it!
    12-01-2015 06:49 PM
  8. EMINENT 1's Avatar
    I'd like to see a phone that has a foldable display and become a Surface tablet with x86 support. Integrated pen that also works on Surface Pro 5.

    I'd also like to see dummy displays that can be used wirelessly with Miracast to project my phone that's all battery, thin and lightweight to be used as a tablet. Like a dummy miracast receiver monitor with touch capability to navigate my phone.
    Last edited by EMINENT 1; 12-01-2015 at 08:48 PM.
    Geronimo928 likes this.
    12-01-2015 08:28 PM
  9. Skyway's Avatar
    Is like to see a phone that runs traditional desktop applications AND google/ios apps.
    12-01-2015 08:40 PM
  10. Jakoh's Avatar
    I want a phone with massive screen. Period.
    Add two screens together and fold em or whatever.
    12-01-2015 08:56 PM
  11. realwarder's Avatar
    Video capture that is as well balanced and smooth at focusing as the worlds most popular phone.
    12-01-2015 10:42 PM
  12. cracgor's Avatar
    Make the casing out of osmium to give it some weight. Or better yet get rid of the case. Make a clear phone that allows reality augmentation like the holo-lens.
    12-01-2015 10:48 PM
  13. realwarder's Avatar
    Some wow features to bring focus to Windows phones... e.g. holographic desktop or desktop projection. Or audio playback that is unbelievable. 2 day battery life. 3D video capture. Mind control. I don't know, I'm just trying to think outside the box for things that grab attention.
    Jarrick Finkley likes this.
    12-01-2015 10:51 PM
  14. soil2oil's Avatar
    It will hopefully replace an eye of our choice
    12-01-2015 11:08 PM
  15. CygnusOrion's Avatar
    I get the sinking feeling that Panos in his mania to "create new categories" will make it a 6.0"+ device. At a certain point Nadella needs to assert some authority and say NO to some of those wacky choices.
    12-01-2015 11:29 PM
  16. MrRichardF's Avatar
    Whatever it is they end up doing, i just hope they don't sacrifice that which made Lumias special - color options, durability, killer cameras, Qi charging, and something that feels good to hold. I own a Surface 3 and love the device, but when holding the it, I often find myself wishing its sides were rounded or tapered (like those on the Lumia 2520, or even the iPad). Maximum functionality and user-friendly design were what set the Window mobile experience apart. I hope this isn't lost on the Panos led Device team. Primarily, however, what makes the Surface line revolutionary is the stand. If the stand can be incorporated into the design without compromising the functionality Lumias have been known for, the Surface Phone would be an absolute knock out. And if that can't be done, I hope an alternative device is provided.

    Full disclosure: My dream phone would be the Lumia 950 XL if it were shaped like a Lumia 735 (or the Lumia 735 with 950 XL specs). The only interest I would really have in a Surface-branded phone is how it might help draw positive attention to the Windows mobile platform.
    CyberAngel777 likes this.
    12-01-2015 11:38 PM
  17. jhoff80's Avatar
    Honestly, I just want a Galaxy Note-type device running Windows, with full support for inking in OneNote. When the 950XL was rumored to have the pen, it'd have been perfect.

    But I wouldn't mind a giant 1020-sized sensor in that device as well. :D
    sundawn, FXi2, Crocography and 4 others like this.
    12-02-2015 12:08 AM
  18. ntice_521's Avatar
    Slide out keyboard/trackpad combo.
    12-02-2015 01:36 AM
  19. venki m's Avatar
    Please do not name this phone as panos... If it named this way as 'Panos' it's pathetic.... Dumb naming of phone... Let it be surface itself
    12-02-2015 01:42 AM
  20. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    What I hope from the surface phone,

    • That it have good specs. Not crazy specs like 4GB RAM or 4k screen but good. If 512MB RAM devices can comfortably run windows mobile 10 then so can a surface phone with 2GB RAM. I would think a 1080p screen would be okay, 4.5-5.2 inch
    • A good battery life
    • A well optimised windows mobile 10 OS so that it is very efficient in power consumption
    • Good camera with pureview. For sure I would love to see a large sensor like the 1020 but most likely they'll run with 20MP
    • A unibody design like the 1020 with round side edges but corners at the top. These all round corners are a poor and simple design, many phone companies have it and it's not pleasant
    • Dedicated camera button
    • It needs to be priced well, not extreme like 600USD+.
    • It needs to be sold worldwide and not just a few countries like US and UK. The surface brand is only felt in a few countries.
    • Needs worldwide support for any accessories. People don't like buying the phone locally and then import accessories at outrageous prices



    But most of all, it has to show the full potential of WM10.
    12-02-2015 01:46 AM
  21. cheetahwig1's Avatar
    Let's go with the new category idea. Continuum is a great concept, but ho carries around a monitor, keyboard and mouse with their phone? Actually, laptop owners do. So my dream Surface phone is the brains of a new Surface laptop line. Make the phone standalone, but in the 5-5.5" range, with an x32 Intel chip, 4+ gig RAM, 64+HD, a dedicated gpu, and a connector that plugs it in where the touchpad would be in a Surface laptop. You could have your choice of a netbook size up to one with a 17" screen, depending on your need. Lite shell of a laptop, plug in the phone=seamless transition to the screen.
    Ek-Balam and johnetie like this.
    12-02-2015 03:02 AM
  22. Joshwin's Avatar
    flipcover with a slim physical keyboard, and so when we use continuum we can use the keyboard and phone as a mouse pad.no need to take extra keyboard or mouse.
    12-02-2015 03:50 AM
  23. Imperial Dynamics's Avatar
    6.4 inch 720p (yes 720p for performance and nice scaling of legacy UI reasons) display,
    4 GB RAM,
    Intel Atom X5 or X7,
    Pen,
    Windows 10 Pro,
    Docking station with discrete graphics card!!
    ClixT and Jakoh like this.
    12-02-2015 04:34 AM
  24. Rose640's Avatar
    6.4 inch 720p (yes 720p for performance and nice scaling of legacy UI reasons) display,
    4 GB RAM,
    Intel Atom X5 or X7,
    Pen,
    Windows 10 Pro,
    Docking station with discrete graphics card!!
    And with that docking statin you'll get another Asus PadFone/FonePad which no one will care for.
    12-02-2015 05:10 AM
  25. Dick S O-Rosary's Avatar
    I want it to have lasers and holograms. Physical keyboard, full size keyboard. Screen that flips out to 10 inches. Pixel density of 1000. And a removable battery. It also need to be priced waaaaaaaay higher than an iPhone. If MS can demonstrate rich people buying their phone, we can tell developers "look at all these rich guys buying the phone. They'll buy your app!"
    Alfa Kapa and Jakoh like this.
    12-02-2015 06:57 AM
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