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Tech Talk: How Microsoft Surface Phone’s Specs Can Help College Students

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Microsoft Surface Phone specs are believed to be designed as the ultimate productivity phone. This could help various types of people, from working professionals to college students.

There are a lot of speculations on when the Microsoft Surface Phone's release date may be. The latest report by IBTimes revealed that the phone and the Surface Pro 5 could be unveiled this month.

According to Tech Times, the Microsoft Surface Phone specs will be focusing on productivity and security. This would be helpful for college students as they strive to achieve their academic goals.

It is rumored that the Microsoft Surface Phone will have Win32 apps, which is Microsoft's core business. Students can choose from a suite of productivity apps for the programs that they need the most.

iTech Post noted that the Surface Phone will have two sizes: a 5.5-inch screen and a 6-inch screen. Moreover, inside, it has three variants: one with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage, another with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage as well as one with 8 GB RAM and 512 GB storage.

The large RAM size is perfect for a seamless launch and use of apps. Moreover, the large storage size is great for keeping documents and other files that college students use in their coursework.

In Tech Radar's report, it was revealed that Microsoft has filed a patent for an on-screen fingerprint scanner. This would be in line with the company's efforts to focus on security.

The patent, which was filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), showed how the feature would be made possible. Apparently, the company would need to build a wave guide under the phone's screen. This feature will be used along with a filter that will enable sensors at the side of the screen to sense when a finger is placed on the glass.

Although users will need to frequently wipe their screens with this rumored feature, it will be a more secure and easier way to unlock the phone. The Apple Macbook Pro is also believed to feature TouchID technology.

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