Microsoft is reportedly working on the Surface Phone. Rumors have it that the Redmond based tech giant will release the revolutionary Surface Phone in spring 2017. However, some reports indicate that the company could release the new smartphone in October.
Although Microsoft has remained tight lipped about upcoming Surface Phone, rumors suggest that the device will include superior hardware. The company failed to make an impression on the mobile phone market with its Lumia flagship devices. This new smartphone lineup could be a game changer for software major.
Reports claim that Microsoft could unveil Surface Phone during IFA 2016 trade show in September. However, the company will start shipping the device in October. According to iTechPost, the company could launch new handset?to compete with recently released Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and Apple?s upcoming iPhone 7.
This is reasonable as most of customers looking for a high-end smartphone will go for Galaxy Note 7 or iPhone 7. Releasing the new device?in October will keep Surface Phone alive otherwise most of customers will choose among these devices. Leaving only hardcore Microsoft fans to buy Surface Phone.
Meanwhile, there are rumors that the Surface Phone will be powered by either Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 or Intel Kaby Lake processor. Now, Microsoft is actually planning to release the device in October. It will most probably include Qualcomm?s chipset as Intel has just released the Kaby Lake processor. Even some variants of the latest processor cannot be expected before 2017.
The most important feature is ?Continuum?. With this feature Surface Phone users will be able to use the smartphone as CPU. It will connect the smartphone to big screen, keyboard and mouse and will work similar to other Windows 10 powered PCs. Although this feature is already there in Lumia 950, it is limited to specific apps. The new hanset will expand it to almost every app included in the device and will work just like Surface Pro devices.
Surface Phone will offer up to 8GB RAM and 512GB internal storage. However, the less expensive model will have 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage. These devices will include improved front and main cameras. There are rumors about 20MP main camera in the top model. All variants are supposed to feature 5.7-inch display with 2K resolution.
However, nothing is confirmed until Microsoft releases any official statement about Surface Phone. Readers are advised to take this information lightly for now. TheBitBag team will update the information as soon as more details emerge.