Microsoft Surface Phone 2016 Release Date, News & Update: Handset Ready to Break Lumia Jinx? Arriving Early 2017? Impressive Specs, Features, Price!

By Ritwik Roy , Updated Oct 21, 2016 10:44 PM EDT
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Microsoft Surface Phone 2016, breaker of the Lumia jinx, is on every tech enthusiast's lips. The highly-anticipated device is expected to break all barriers and land itself directly in the midst of cut-throat smartphone competition with top-class specs and awe-inspiring features. Alas, the maker is silent though!

Microsoft has not divulged any detail about the upcoming Microsoft Surface Phone 2016 handset and neither has it denied nor confirmed any of the million rumors rattling the Internet every now and then. The hype is building up and is taking mammoth proportions but that million-dollar confirmation remains elusive.

With October nearing its end, admirers are frustrated; though a glimmer of hope remains that the tech giant may at least announce the Microsoft Surface Phone 2016 release by month-end. The Redmond tech giant has reportedly acquired the Surfacephone.com domain name and is seriously thinking of ending the Lumia line of phones.

Reports have hinted at three Microsoft Surface Phone 2016 variants. A 32GB variant is expected to have a 3GB RAM, the 128GB variant, 6GB of RAM and 512GB variant, 8GB of RAM. Some believe that the Surface Phone will be perfect for professionals and businessmen.

Some of the wishful specs in the Microsoft Surface Phone 2016 would be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 processor, 5.7-inch AMOLED display with screen resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, Windows 10 Redstone 2 operating system, USB Type-C connectivity, highly-anticipated Surface Pen, 20MP primary camera/8MP selfie camera and Carl Zeiss lens. A fingerprint scanner will also be incorporated in the phone.

PC Tablet writes that the Microsoft Surface Phone 2016 could support Microsoft Continuum and also hints at Intel Kaby Lake processor and not Snapdragon.

The company is holding a Windows 10 event on Oct. 26 and fans could be holding their breath for a Microsoft Surface Phone 2016 reveal. The device will likely be launched early 2017. As regards the price of the handset, users may have to shell out anything in the range of $700 - $1,100. Stay tuned on GameNGuide for more updates on Microsoft Surface Phone 2016.

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