Microsoft Surface Phone Release Date, Specs and Updates: How Will Windows 10 Mobile Change Phone's Functionality?

By Nens Mitchell , Updated Nov 15, 2016 08:29 PM EST

Microsoft fans are eagerly waiting for the release of the Microsoft Surface Phone next year. There is still no announcement yet from the company but many are hoping Microsoft will proceed with the smartphone.

If ever the Surface Phone is introduced by Microsoft, it is expected to come with a "Windows 10 Mobile" hardware. The project was recently reported to be in the works and under the team of Microsoft executive Panos Panay.

Windows 10 Mobile 

The so-called Microsoft Surface Phone would appear as a smaller version of the Surface devices but with the ability to make calls because of the Windows 20 Mobile hardware. There is still an ongoing debate if it should really dubbed as a "phone" given its features and functionality.

Expected to be released in April 2017, the Microsoft Surface Phone is rumored to come in three variants: the consumer model, business edition and "enthusiast" variant. The last version is said to be the most high-tech model of the Microsoft Surface Phone.

Features and specs

When it is released, users can also choose from various storage options from 64 GB to 128 GB while the RAM will start at 4GB to 6GB. It is also thought to come with a 20MP camera equipped with a Carl Zeiss lens for better photo captures and video shots.

Many Microsoft users are also hoping that the Surface Phone will come with a Snapdragon 830 processor which is set to be released during the first quarter of next year. The USB-C feature could also be included in the device.

Other highlights

The much-anticipated Microsoft Surface Phone is also believed to come with a fingerprint sensor on its display. There will also reportedly be support for Win32 applications when the Microsoft instalment launches next year. Are you excited for the Microsoft Surface Phone's release?

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