Microsoft Surface Phone Release Date, Specs, & Updates: Three Variants To Arrive? More Exclusive Apps From Windows Store

By V Doctor , Updated Nov 04, 2016 02:09 PM EDT

Microsoft is rumored to launch the Surface Phone soon. The new Microsoft Surface Phone is said to be wholly based on Windows 10 mobile.

PC Advisor reported that the Microsoft Surface Phone may become available in as early as January 2017. The new line of phones may feature all-metal components.

There are talks that the Microsoft Surface Phone may be powered by the Intel Atom X3 processor, 3GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. There will reportedly be three variants available to cater to each market segment.

Microsoft Surface Phones Specs: Memory Expandable To 256GB; 21MP Rear Camera

MSPowerUser previously featured an alleged leak of the Microsoft Surface Phone specifications and features. The upcoming smartphone was predicted to feature a 1440x2560 16:9 AMOLED 5.5-inch ClearBlack Gorilla Glass 4 display.

The Microsoft Surface Phone may have a 21-megapixel PureView Zeiss 6-lens rear camera and an 8-megapixel Zeiss Wide-Angle front shooter. The storage options will be 64GB and 128GB, expandable up to 256GB via MicroSD.

The Microsoft Surface Phone may also include a Surface Pen, USB Type-C support, wireless charging and an aluminum and magnesium unibody. The higher-end variant may feature up to 8GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage.

Microsoft Surface Phone Apps: More Apps Expected From Windows Store To Compete With Android, iOS

The Microsoft Surface Phone will most likely showcase more apps from the Windows store, to compete with Android and iOS devices. Microsoft did not provide details about the Microsoft Surface Phone during its October press event, but tech fans remain optimistic that the company will feature the next generation to substitute its Lumia series.

The Lumia series did not fare too well after launch, due to the lack of proprietary apps and the presence of strong competitors. The Microsoft Surface Phone is expected to establish the company's position in the mobile market soon.

In March 2016, Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group at Microsoft, stated that they are fully committed to the Microsoft Surface Phone, although mobile phones are not the company's focus this year. The Microsoft Surface Phone was initially scheduled to become available in 2016.

Microsoft is apparently making more adjustments to ensure that its latest smartphone will be powerful enough to compete with the best in the market today. More updates and details are expected soon.

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