One of the most anticipated smartphones of 2017, the Microsoft Surface Phone, may be unveiled very soon.
Rumors and leaks pertaining to the purported Surface Phone suggest that the powerful device may boast top-end features and functionality. The latest buzz is that the Surface Phone could release soon and may be a phablet.
Surface Phone Rumored Specs
The Microsoft Surface Phone is rumored to sport a 5.5-inch HD display with a resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 pixels. The device's screen may also imbibe a novel liquid cooling technology. What exactly this technology is capable of is not clear at this juncture.
The new phablet is likely to be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and may come with 6 GB of RAM. The device will likely support Quick Charge 4.0.
Rumors that Microsoft is working on two prototypes, with one of them housing a 4 GB of RAM and the other 6 GB of RAM, have also been rife.
However, the latest rumors hint that the phablet may come in three variants. The high-end version will be house 8 GB of RAM with up to 500 GB of onboard storage capacity. The deluxe and midrange variants will feature 6 GB of RAM with 128 GB of internal storage and 3 GB of RAM with 32 GB of internal storage, respectively.
The Surface Phone may include Continuum support, which means that Surface accessories will be compatible with the Windows Phone.
Although most new handsets do not feature a 3.5 mm audio jack, Microsoft is likely to retain it and may do away with the USB Type-C port.
The phablet will possibly sport a 21-megapixel primary camera and an 8-megapixel selfie snapper. Other speculated features this device may boast of are a fingerprint reader, compass, barometer, proximity sensor, and many more. The Surface Phone can also come with a stylus, and similar to the Surface Pro, the device may also come with a keyboard cover.
The Surface Phone may possibly tout a 3-in-1 form factor and come armed with laptop accessories as suggested by previous reports.
The Windows 10 (with Redstone 3) powered smartphone will possibly introduce a new app dubbed Ecosystem.
As of now Microsoft hasn't divulged any information regarding the official release date of the Surface Phone. However, it is expected that the device may be unveiled in Q1 2017, possibly in March. The pricing of the Surface Phone yet to be known.