Microsoft?s partner Intel has released a new Kaby Lake process for mobile devices. The Redmond-based tech giant could release its much hyped Surface Phone with Kaby Lake processor.
In July, Intel CEO ?Brian Krzanich confirmed that Kaby Lake processors and their related chipsets are ready. The company has already dispatched the units to PC manufacturers. Kaby Lake will be launched in four variants. The processor with ?S? SKU will be used in desktops while Kaby Lake with ?H?, ?U? and ?Y? SKUs will power high-end laptops and mobile devices, reported Yahoo.
When Kaby Lake processor is at the doorstep, Microsoft could use one of these processors in Surface Phone, rather than the unreleased Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 processor. However, it is not certain yet that Kaby Lake processor will be as successful as Snapdragon in mobile devices.
Other than processor, Surface Phone is rumored to be available in three variants including cost effective device, for Microsoft fans and business class. If rumors are true, the base model will have 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. An advanced or phone for Microsoft will include 6GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage. Finally, the phone for business will support massive 8GB RAM and 512GB built-in storage. The devices will feature 5.7-inch display with 2K resolution. A 20-megapixel rear primary camera with a Carl Zeiss lens will be there for quality photos.
However, Surface Phone release may not happen this year. Back in May, Windows Chief Terry Myerson ruled out the speculation of Surface phone in 2016. He said that mobile phone are not company?s priority this year. Microsoft is expected to launch next-gen smartphone in spring 2017.
Microsoft will launch Surface Phone for price starting at $400 for base model while high-end model will cost approximately $700. However, nothing is clear until the final specs of the device are unveiled by the company. Readers are advised to take this information lightly for now.
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