The Microsoft Surface Phone is being touted as a game changer, as the Redmond-based company attempts to assert its presence in the mobile phone industry.
It has been a while since Apple and Samsung have maintained their dominance in the smartphone market with their iOS and Android-based handsets.
Although there are a couple of brands that have posed a serious challenge to Samsung and Apple’s leadership in the handset business such as Lenovo, Asus and LG, it seems that Microsoft is leading the charge with the upcoming release of its Surface phone.
To be sure Microsoft is not a newbie in the mobile phone market, as it has released a number of premium handsets such as the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. They also made lower priced units such as the Lumia 650 and Lumia 550.
According to Mobipicker, there are rumors that Microsoft’s upcoming high-end model could include the next-gen Snapdragon 830 processor, which is a distinct possibility since the chipset will be available by the end of this year.
There is also a chance that the Microsoft Surface phone could feature the Snapdragon 821 processor if the device is released by 2016. But it seems that Microsoft is upping the ante, as the company will supposedly release three variants of the highly-anticipated smartphone.
The first variant will reportedly get 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, while the second version will come with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage. The third variant, on the other hand, might include a whopping 8GB of RAM with 500GB of internal storage.
The Inquirer hinted that the Microsoft Surface phone could be launched within this year or next year. Both release dates have their distinct advantages. If the phone will be released towards the end of this year, it will be able to take advantage of the holiday market, while serving as a counterfoil to Apple and Samsung.
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