Microsoft Surface Phone Release Date in 2017: More Rumors, No Clarification
There is no end in sight to Surface Phone rumors. For the last more than a year now we have been endlessly bombarded with Surface Phone rumors from the Redmond based Microsoft. But thus far Microsoft and Windows Phone lovers seem to have suffered disappointment and heartbreaks.
While the rumors about the Surface Phone started doing the rounds more than a year ago, these rumors have peaked in the last three months. Initially, at the end of the year 2015 there was a sort of anticipation that Microsoft will launch the Surface Phone in the first quarter of the year 2016, the hopes were dashed when it didn’t appear.
Reports suggest that Microsoft’s forthcoming smartphone will be high-end device(s). A report says that Surface Phone will be powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 processor. The price range will be between $400 to $700. The upcoming Surface Phone will have three variants.
While Microsoft hasn’t spoken a word in this regard Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made his intent clear. He said, “We plan to narrow our focus to three customer segments where we can make unique contributions and where we can differentiate through the combination of our hardware and software. We’ll bring business customers the best management, security and productivity experiences they need; value phone buyers the communications services they want; and Windows fans the flagship devices they’ll love”.
A report in the BitBag says, “Among the three variants, the base model will sport 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage space, whereas the second variant is likely to pack a 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage space. The third variant will be little expensive because it will have 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage space”.
On the other hand a report in the BGR suggests that the Surface Phone will have a 5.7-inch touchscreen display with 2K resolution, a 20-megapixel rear camera with a Carl Zeiss lens.