Microsoft Surface Phone Latest News, Release Date and Update: September Release Happening?

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Sep 01, 2016 01:30 PM EDT
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The Microsoft Surface Phone has suddenly cropped out of the shadows following months of uncertainty. It was last tackled here on Game & Guide in May, 2016 with much of the information outdated.

In that post, it was mentioned that the Microsoft Surface Phone would come out with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 chipset running on Windows 10 Mobile. It will reportedly come out in three variants and offer specs that include a base configurations of 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.

All this came out despite the fact that Microsoft had sold their Nokia feature phone to Hon Hai/ FoxconnTechnology for $350 million. Now, an updated report has surfaced with the Microsoft Surface Phone reportedly coming out on September 7. And from the looks of it, the phone may be looking to challenge and steal some thunder from Apple with the imminently debuting iPhone 7.

Kabylake baby

The original rumored pegged the Microsoft Surface Phone for a 2017 release. But according to The Country Caller, the company has had a change of heart and is seriously considering a jab at Apple’s minimally upgraded flagship at IFA 2016 which will be held on September 7, 2017.

While it was mentioned that a Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 was in the works, it turns out that Microsoft was leaning more on Kaby Laker processors. With the Microsoft Surface Phone armed with high-end features, the need for a powerful chipset like Kaby Lake makes a lot of sense for the Microsoft Surface Phone. The Kaby Lake lineup will include “U” SKU and “Y” SKU for mobile phones.

The suggested retail price for the Microsoft Surface Phone will range between $400 to $700. The actual price will depend on the specs preferred by potential buyers.

The highest they can get is the third variant which will offer 8 GB of RAM and 500 GB storage. The middle variant will render 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.

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