Microsoft Surface Phone 2016 Release Date, Specs, Price: Launch To Happen In October This Year?

First Posted: Aug 21, 2016 04:57 AM EDT

While rumors are that Microsoft's alleged Surface Phone 2016 will get a release date sometime next year, a new report claims that the launch might happen by the end of 2016.

According to ChristianTimes, there are chances that the much anticipated Microsoft Surface Phone will get announced at the company's technical event in October. It to be noted that this is just a rumor and the software giant is yet to confirm the news. The Microsoft Surface Phone 2016 is expected to a give direct competition to Apple's iPhone and Samsung's highly successful Galaxy S range of smartphones. Recently, Weibo user Nokibar posted alleged leaked pictures of the upcoming Surface Phone, reported MCrunch. The authenticity of the picture is currently uncertain.

Previous reports suggest, the Redmond will release three high end Surface smartphones with superior hardware configurations and impressive features. The entry level model is expected to pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor and 3GB of RAM, the midrange model is rumored to get 6GB of RAM, and the high-end variant is expected to feature a massive 8GB of RAM and 512GB of built-in storage. It is rumored that the handsets will run Microsoft Windows 10 mobile OS. However, a report from Ecumenical News claims that this time the Microsoft made handsets might run Android OS and not Windows.

There are reports which claim that all the three Microsoft Surface Phone 2016 variants will feature an aluminum and magnesium casing along with a 5.5-inch AMOLED display, a 20-megapixel Carl Zeiss rear camera coupled with Surface Pen functionality, a fingerprint reader, accelerometer, gyro, compass, a barometer and proximity sensors. The upcoming Microsoft Surface Phones are also expected to offer Continuum support, which will allow users to connect their phone to other big display devices. The handsets might also have a microSD card a USB Type-C connectivity and liquid cooling technology. Primarily targeted at the business sector, the Microsoft Surface Phones 2016 are expected to be priced between $700-$1100.

Stay tuned to SWR for more updates on Microsoft Surface Phone 2016 release date, specs and price details.

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