'Microsoft Surface Phone' Updates: Amazing Features And Specs Will Compensate Its Possible Further Delays; When Is The New Most Possible Release Date?
As Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella expressed that the Redmond-based company was working on "the ultimate mobile device, " many had suggested that he was talking about the long-rumored Surface Phone. The latest speculations surrounding the device backs up its promises of ultimate power, but those waiting for Microsoft's own Windows 10 powered mobile device may have to wait some time.
It appears that Microsoft has been testing a number of Surface Phone variants, all of which are sporting a SnapDragon 835 system-on-chip. Two options for RAM are apparently being tested, with 4GB or 6GB under consideration, according to Nokia Power User.
The prototypes do have the Snapdragon 835 processor in common, and the higher-spec model can reportedly already run X86 apps in Microsoft's Continuum mode. However, the 4GB version does not have the capacity to do this, according to Trusted Reviews.
The handsets continue to support Microsoft Continuum. With such will allow the Windows 10 smartphone to be hooked up to an HDMI screen a keyboard, and mouse, and act as a portable computer. The 6 GB variant is believed to have the ability to run x86 applications under Continuum which would enable a wide range of potential applications although they could only be used under limited circumstances, according to Forbes.
With these amazing features and specs, many had worried that Microsoft will need more time to perfect the device to attain its promise of being an "ultimate device". It is believed that the Surface Phone will not make an appearance until the second half of 2017 if there are no further delays. This simply means that there is another whole year without any significant Windows 10 presence on mobile.
Assumingly, Microsoft's roadmap for the Redstone 3 update to Windows 10 will place more focus on mobile development and this update is scheduled for the second half of 2017, thus it justifies holding back the 'ultimate' mobile hardware until the moment when the OS is more focused on the mobile experience.