Microsoft's 7 or 8-inch tablet, Surface Mini is likely to incorporate some of Kinect features like face recognition and air gestures to interact without touching the screen.

After nearly three months of silence, rumors have started to surface on the web about the much-buzzed tablet, Surface Mini.

According to the Chinese website WPDang, the Surface Mini will integrate some of the features available in the Kinect sensor.

The sensor of Xbox One can recognize the person who is in front of the TV, login automatically and start your personalized dashboard. The Surface Mini might support similar functionalities. Perhaps, the front camera of the tablet will avoid the user to enter the password and authorize login through the face recognition. The same technology might also be exploited to perform certain tasks without touching the screen. Therefore, it could be an improved version of the Air Gestures supported by Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3.

Contrary to what has emerged in recent months, the tablet is expected to incorporate an Intel Atom processor (Bay Trail), and maybe tablet will run Windows 8.1, rather than Windows RT 8.1. Besides there could be another variant with Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC with LTE module. Conceivably the tablet will boast 8-inches full HD (1080p) display.

Microsoft hasn’t yet confirmed the existence of a 7 or 8-inch tablet that will accompany the new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2, but sources close to the Redmond Company speculate the launch of the tablet during the spring, perhaps during the Build conference in early April 2014.

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