The Microsoft Surface Phone will supposedly feature the new Snapdragon 835 processor and will be released in late 2017. The new report also mentions that Microsoft has more than one Surface phone in the making.
Microsoft Surface Phone Updates
The Surface Phone is to Microsoft as the iPhone is to Apple and Pixel to Google. It will be its first self-designed smartphone and will run a different version of Windows 10 Mobile called Redstone. Most reports point to a 2017 release date for the smartphone.
According to Nokia Power User, a reliable source has given them plenty of new information regarding the upcoming Surface Phone. The source reveals that one or more of the devices use the not yet released Snapdragon 835 processor. One of these devices has 6 GB of RAM and the other has 4GB of RAM but uses a 64-bit architecture. Both the devices will most likely come with a 5.5-inch QHD display.
The prototype devices cannot run X86 apps on their own, but once connected to a display using Continuum, they can run the apps. Continuum allows users to run Windows desktop apps on any display using a dock.
Therefore, a total of three different Surface Phone variants could be available in late 2017. As per PhoneArena, the Surface Phone will come with Redstone 3 OS out of the box and it will be a major software update.
Snapdragon 835 On Surface Phone
The recently announced Snapdragon 835 processor is a big leap for the smartphone industry. It will be manufactured using Samsung's 10nm process, which should make it more efficient. The processor will also be much more powerful than the current Snapdragon 821.
Microsoft will also be able to use the Quick Charge 4.0 feature of the Snapdragon 835, which can provide up to five hours of power from just five minutes of charging. Expect the Microsoft Surface Phone to be elegant, fast and very productive. The company will market the phone as a 3-in-1 device and even a laptop replacement.