The Microsoft Surface Phone rumor mill has mysteriously stopped these past recent months. However, it looks like rumors about this Windows Phone are back in the game with new claims about the device's internals. As per the latest reports about Microsoft's alleged 2017 phone, a Snapdragon 835 processor could be used.
Microsoft Surface Phone Rumored Processor
A few months ago, rumors seemed to have been certain that the Surface Phone will be powered by Intel's Kaby Lake processor. However, recent news from Phone Arena suggests that the next Microsoft phone could be using a more appropriate smartphone processor which is a Snapdragon processor, at least according to alleged prototypes. Nevertheless, it's worth noting that this Snapdragon chipset won't be a low-end or last-season chipset as it will be Qualcomm's new and uber-powerful processor Snapdragon 835.
Microsoft Surface Phone More Specs
On top of that, the Surface Phone could also sport a big RAM size worth 6 GB and a bright and vivid display with 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution. With a rumored screen size of 5.5 inch, the Surface Phone is pretty much anticipated to be a good mini-PC especially since it is also expected to support Continuum. With that, Surface accessories are also expected to be made compatible with this Windows Phone. There could also be up to three Surface Phone variants coming up.
Microsoft Surface Phone Release Date
As per the rumors, there is a good chance that the Surface Phone will launch spring of 2017. This is probably because Microsoft is also expected to release the Windows 10 Redstone 2 update spring of next year. Needless to say, until the company actually reveals a release date, fans should take this rumor with a bit of skepticism. For those awaiting the arrival of the Surface Phone, this re-activating rumor mill is one good sign that the alleged Microsoft Phone is indeed in the works and not at all cancelled or inexistent.