Rumor: Microsoft’s Surface 2 Mini to arrive with a visual tracking system
Surface 2 Mini might use Nokia’s air-control project
There hasn’t been a world for Microsoft’s plans on releasing Surface 2 Mini for a while, except for a couple of rumors in September that suggested its possible specifications. In all, it seemed that the tablet went under witness protection for that time and we almost forgot about the device.
Most of the suggestions pointed out a 7.5-inch display with a 1050×1400 pixels panel. Not that we have something official right now, but today some new claims regarding Microsoft Surface 2 Mini spread across the web with tips about its hardware and possible features.
According to inside information, the mini tablet is most likely to arrive with a widescreen full HD 1080p panel and an 8-inch display, powered by the 64-bit Intel Bay Trail that the company promised to deliver for Windows tablets. In terms of software, the device will arrive running Windows 8.1. But this is not the big news here.
If the rumors are accurate, the upcoming Surface 2 Mini tablet might offer some kind of a visual tracking system, which suggests a Kinect-like air gesture technology. How exactly would Microsoft implement an air control on such a device is yet to be revealed.
We can’t help it but relate the topic to Nokia’s recent project, also rumoured, that tipped the release of Goldfinger. The project was basically 3D touch tech within an in-air gesture control that would work not only above but screen, but also on to the sides of the device. Later, the Nokia’s 8.3-inch tablet to feature this tech got cancelled, again according to rumors, so in all the Microsoft Surface Mini would now adopt Nokia’s air-gesture control tech as a result of the affiliation between the two companies. It kinda does make sense.
On the other hand, we can clearly point out that none of this has been officially confirmed yet, so it’s still too early for us to get excited.