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Rumoured Microsoft Surface Phone could have 6GB RAM


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Microsoft's yet-to-be-confirmed Surface Phone could arrive packing some serious specs if online leaks are accurate, including a whopping 6GB of RAM and detachable keyboard.

The latest information comes courtesy of Nokia Power User, and follows a week in which Microsoft's CEO, Satya Nadella, all-but confirmed the company is working on a mobile device in an interview with the Australian Financial Review.

According to NPU, the Surface Phone is currently being developed in a number of different configurations (as is standard practice in smartphone development), so it's possible that either the 4GB or 6GB variant won't make it to market. Or perhaps Microsoft will offer different levels of RAM and other varying specs, similar to Windows computing hardware.

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. The 4GB version can't yet do this, however.

Perhaps more concerningly, the unnamed sources also say that the Surface Phone launch won't happen until towards the end of next year, which could mean another whole year without any significant Windows 10 presence on mobile.

Given that Microsoft currently has somewhere around 1 percent of the mobile market, it's probably worth taking as long as it needs and getting it right this time. That's probably cold comfort to Windows fans that wanted a Surface Phone in Q1 of 2017 though.

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November 28, 2016, 11:43 am

If they can actually get the Surface phone to work seamlessly with Windows which is a dealer breaker for me if not as well as give a high build quality then I think they would start gaining more market share from launch.

Pierre Dybman

November 28, 2016, 4:28 pm

If they keep the sharp edges as on the surface tablet, or on this mock-up, it's not going to be very comfortable!

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