#Microsoft #SurfacePhone – Surface Phone release date, specs: Will Microsoft unveil it in October Event? : The much-anticipated Surface Phone is expected to arrive soon, according to some recent reports. With the announcement of a Microsoft event on Oct. 26, speculations of Surface Phone launch reached a feverish pitch but sadly the device is unlikely to arrive in October.
Slashgear reports there should be some hardware announcements in Microsoft’s October event, even though the Redmond-based tech giant insists that they are focusing on Windows 10. Some are hoping that this means the Surface Phone is coming soon, but reports suggest otherwise.
No Surface Phone in 2016
There is said to be very little chance of the Surface Phone getting revealed before the year ends, much less during the said event. Microsoft previously said that 2016 is not the time for smartphones, so for the Surface Phone, 2017 release date will be the best bet for now.
The Surface Phone is most likely to arrive by next summer, in time for the rollout of the Windows 10 Redstone 2 update. However, the delay may even extend till 2018. Keep in mind though that the Redmond-based company has still not made anything official yet, so these remain just rumors for now.
Surface Phone Specs
Reports claim that the Surface Phone is arriving in three variants with each aimed at different markets: consumer, business and enthusiast. The main distinction between the variants would be the memory configuration, which is at 3GB, 6GB and 8GB RAM respectively.
There are also talks of a 20MP camera optics by Carl Zeiss, the same lens found in Nokia Lumia phones. Additionally, at least one variant could have a 5.7-inch Quad HD display that will compete directly with the iPhone 7 Plus or iPhone 8 Plus.
The most exciting feature, however, is called Continuum. Business Insider reports that it apparently lets users connect a keyboard, mouse and monitor to the Windows 10 phone and use it like a normal PC. So far, there is no definite release date for the Surface Phone. Source: delhidailynews