Former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, who is now into the device business division of Microsoft displayed the phone before the employees during annual employee meeting in Seattle on Monday.

It has been learnt that the phone with feature a 4.7 inch screen and the development has come after Samsung launched Galaxy K Zoom earlier this year.

It has been learnt that the 5 megapixel camera on the front of the device is much more powerful than Apple Inc's iPhone 5, with a 1.2 megapixel front camera, and the Microsoft phone's screen is larger, making it better-suited for users who want to take pictures of themselves.