Microsoft and Apple are reportedly working on new handsets: Surface Phone and iPhone 7. Reports claim that Microsoft could release the Surface Phone in September to compete with Apple?s upcoming handset. Here are the details about Surface Phone release date and specs.
Earlier, there were rumors that Microsoft will release the Surface Phone in spring 2017. However, there are chances that it could release the device in September this year. The Redmond based tech giant could announce it during IFA 2016. The event is scheduled to take place from September 2 to 7 in Berlin.
If these rumors are true then the launch of Surface Phone in time for iPhone 7 will affect the sales of iPhone 7. Microsoft?s upcoming device is rumored to be one of the best mobile phones. The Surface Phone will be powered by Intel ?Kaby Lake? processor or Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 processor. However, if the company releases the next-gen handset this year it will most probably run on Snapdragon 830 processor as Intel has just released the Kaby Lake chipsets for mobile devices. However, Microsoft is yet to reveal the Surface Phone release date and specs.
The Surface Phone is expected to include up to 8GB RAM and 512GB onboard storage. On the other hand, iPhone 7 will be equipped with 3GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage. ?The devices will feature 5.7-inch display with 2K resolution. Microsoft?s upcoming handset will include bigger main and front facing cameras. The high-end model is expected to include 21MP main camera with Carl Zeiss lens.
Apart from hardware configuration, the Surface Phone will include the ?Continuum? feature. ?Continuum will let users connect their handset to bigger screens, keyboard and mouse. Once connected to external display the device will run Windows 10 in PC mode. Thus the mobile phone will act as a standalone CPU. Although this feature is already available in Lumia 950, it works with limited apps. The Surface Phone will run all apps in PC mode, just like Surface Pro devices.
These specs are based on the rumors circulating around the internet. The price of the device will depend on the final specs. TheBitBag team will update the information as soon as the company releases any information regarding?Surface Phone Release Date.
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