Microsoft Surface Phone 2017 Release Date, Latest News & Update: Surface Pen To Compliment ‘Juggernaut Alpha’

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Dec 13, 2016 09:26 AM EST
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The Microsoft Surface Phone will debut with a Microsoft Surface Pen in 2017, something that broadens interface options of the much-awaited smartphone.
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Microsoft’s Surface Phone continues to gain ground with an expected release in 2017. An extension of the company’s vaunted Surface Pro line, the potential specs continue to rack in and the latest will allegedly include a Microsoft Surface Pen.

The Stylus offers eventual Microsoft Surface Phone added interface options and better user experience. The pen will likely be situated at the circular port located at the right side of the device. This is believed to be the same stylus seen on the Surface Pro 3 back in 2015, something that allowed users to draw, write and interact with the device display, per reports.

The Microsoft Surface Phone may come out with a 5.7-inch or 5.8-inch display, something that could leave some provisions for fingerprint detection. Other than that, rumored specs include the device running on ARM chips, a 20 MP main camera with Carl Zeiss lens and relying on a 3,000 mAh battery.

The Microsoft Surface Phone will also come with a built-in QWERTY keyboard and a kickstand. Three variants have been dished as coming, all differentiated by RAM and storage.

That includes a 3 GB RAM/ 32 GB internal storage, 6 GB RAM/ 128 GB internal storage and 8 GB RAM / 500 GB internal storage. With plenty of options for buyers, such supports the claim of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella as far as coming up with devices requiring lots of work, Forbes reported.

As mentioned in a previous post, one sketchy feature has to do with the chipset powering the Microsoft Surface Phone. Deals with Intel and Qualcomm have brought up various possibilities, mainly touching on the availability of SoCs for the highly anticipated Microsoft device.

The Microsoft Surface Phone will be the company’s follow up to the Microsoft Lumia 950, something that hit the tech scene in 2015. Check out the video below showing the last handset from the Redmond company.

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