Microsoft Surface Phone Release Date, Latest News and Updates: Snapdragon 835 Processor Coming With the Device; Specs and Features

By Nens Mitchell , Updated Nov 27, 2016 10:12 PM EST

The Surface Phone is expected to be released next year and its specs are said to be among the best in the industry. Microsoft's upcoming offering is also thought to have a powerful processor.

Recent reports have indicated that the Microsoft Surface Phone will come with a Snapdragon 835 processor which is a new introduction from Qualcomm. The said processor is also expected to run the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 variants.

Phone features

Aside from a faster system, the Microsoft Surface phones may also have two prototypes: one with 4GB of RAM and the other with a 6GB of RAM. Earlier leaks have indicated that its screen size could be 5.5 inches and will come with accessories like a stylus and a keyboard.

Based from these rumors and fan expectations, the public is expecting that the Microsoft Surface phone would be a premium offering from the company. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said they are hoping to deliver a great device in 2017.

'Ultimate mobile device'

"We will continue to be in the phone market not as defined by today's market leaders, but by what it is that we can uniquely do in what is the most ultimate mobile device," Nadella noted. He explained that the company has started innovating for their products even in just small offerings.

When the Surface Phone arrives next year, it is anticipated to have a "Windows 10 Mobile" hardware which would make it a smaller version of other Surface releases. There are also three variants rumored for the Microsoft Surface phone and this includes a consumer version, a business model and an enthusiast variant.

Other specs and features

For its camera, the Microsoft Surface Phone may have a powerful 20MP main camera with Carl Zeiss lens. Another awaited feature for the upcoming offering is the USB-C option for the device.

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