#SurfacePhone #WindowsPhone – “Surface Phone” Rumor Roundup: After No-Show At Microsoft’s October Event, Here’s What We Know So Far : Microsoft’s Surface Phone has neither been confirmed nor announced as of date, but it is already setting the rumor mill on fire.
With tens of thousands of fans eagerly awaiting the arrival of the much-awaited flagship, the Surface Phone has a lot of hype to live up to. Without any concrete confirmation from Microsoft, all that fans of the Surface line have are rumors and other speculations.
With regards to rumors, however, those that are emerging about the device have been very encouraging so far. Numerous rumors have emerged about the Surface Phone over the last few months, and while some are very outlandish, there are those that actually make sense.
Here’s a quick roundup of what the Surface Phone is shaping up to be, at least according to the rumor mill.
Surface Phone Release Date
The Surface Phone’s release date has been a point of debate ever since the device first made it to the news. Numerous speculations pointed to a late 2016 release date, especially after the introduction of the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book.
A leaked image, which was released earlier this year and allegedly taken from Microsoft’s Building 88, appeared to show a display area with a reserved slot for a 2016 Surface device. This encouraged more rumors that the Surface Phone was indeed coming.
As the year wore on, however, the Surface Phone did not make an appearance. Microsoft’s latest event, which was held late October, unveiled a completely different device, the Surface Studio.
Just like the previous events before it, the Surface Phone was not mentioned as well. Thus, it is pretty safe to assume that the Surface Phone would not be making an appearance anytime soon.
If any, the device would most likely be unveiled around the same time as the rumored Surface Pro 5 and Surface Book 2. The official reveal for those devices is speculated to be sometime early 2017.
Surface Phone Specs
It is no surprise that rumors surrounding the specs of the Surface Phone point to a monster of a flagship phone. The Surface line, after all, is made up of devices that feature the best of what technology can offer at the time of its release.
The Surface Pro 5 and the Surface Book, which proved successful critically and commercially successful, are perfect examples of this. If Microsoft would release a flagship phone with the Surface branding, it would most certainly pack some very impressive specs.
Rumors about the internals of the device paint a picture of a very formidable flagship, with speculations stating that the Surface Phone would pack either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 or an Intel Kaby Lake chip.
The phone’s powerful processor is rumored to be paired with 6GB to 8GB of RAM, which is far beyond the memory used in today’s flagship devices. Rumors also point to a 5.7-inch 4K/2K display, as well as storage options of 128GB, 256GB and 512GB.
While none of these specs have been confirmed or denied by Microsoft, a device with such a spec sheet would surely make a significant impact in the smartphone market.