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Will we actually get one — Microsoft's Surface Phone

Apple Inc.'s Mac Book Pro to get an upgrade. File Will we actually get one — Microsoft's Surface Phone
Theresa Hayes | 30 May, 2016, 16:44

Microsoft did not release an actual price of the Microsoft Surface Pro 5.

Well, just a bunch of rumours and some informed speculation right now, but when Microsoft unveiled the Surface Book a year ago the next logical step was a phone following the same principles: hardware and software designed and developed by Microsoft.

Microsoft is supremely confident about its Surface line, no question about that. An aluminum frame borders the tablet, and its back panel and keyboard cover come in either white or black.The keyboard cover itself is well-built too, with a high-quality leather build that snaps magnetically onto the back of the tablet with a satisfying click.

Softpedia shared that there's also built-in kickstand mode to easily turn the Microsoft Surface Phone into a portable laptop. There's more to this analysis than this, though, as Microsoft is advancing in the tablet business.

After all, it's hard to demonstrate the benefits of Windows 10 Mobile if there aren't any devices running it and a Surface Phone would solve that problem. A support for landscape as a primary screen will also be available if the Baidu post is to be believed.

While the rumors are not new and we have been bombarded with reports that the new Surface Phone is coming before the end of the year, latest rumors suggest it will come Next year. There will be three variants of the device- m3-6Y30 (900 MHz up to 2.2 GHz), i5-6300U (2.4 up to 3.0 GHz), i7-6650U (2.2 up to 3.4 GHz) backed by Intel Iris 540 graphics, Gig Jets reported. In addition, there will also be an enterprise-targeted Surface Phone version which will boast a whopping 8GB of RAM and 500GB of onboard storage capacity.

As for the release date, enthusiasts say the Surface Phone may be released early next year and will be priced at about $914. Possible price for the anticipated Microsoft phone is CNY 6000, which is around $914. While not disregarding the possibility that this could be a genuine photo of the rumored Microsoft phone, the leaked photo, at the very least, might just be a fan-made render.

We have the Surface Pro and the Surface Book so why not a Surface Phone?