Microsoft's high-end Surface Phone has long been in the news, offering hopes to its Windows smartphone fans that a high-end flagship smartphone is on its way. The rumours about a Surface Phone have been doing the rounds ever since Microsoft had announced the end of Lumia series. Adding to the pile of existing rumours, new details have once again emerged to show that the so-called Surface Phone is not dead.
Microsoft has not officially confirmed the existence of the new Surface Phone, but that hasn't stopped the speculations. According to a recent report from the News Independent, the new Surface Phone is expected to come in three variants, which are Basic, Advanced and Pro. This had also been reported in the past. The different models are designed suitably for businesses, enthusiasts and normal users.
If the rumours are to be believed, all the three models will be differentiated by their RAM and storage configurations. The basic variant of the Surface Phone will feature 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, the advanced model will feature 6GB RAM and 128GB storage and finally, the pro model will get 8GB RAM and 512GB storage.
All three variants are to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 processor and feature top-notch 21-megapixel Carl Zeiss primary camera and a 10MP front snapper. The devices are also rumoured to equip a built-in QWERTY keyboard similar to that of the Surface Pro hybrids, the Christian Times reported.
Without any official word from the maker itself, these rumours may or may not see the real world. But the media reports suggest that the new Surface Phone will be launched in March 2017 alongside the Surface Pro 5 tablet. If Microsoft builds such a high-end device, it will be a good addition to its smartphone portfolio and strongly compete against the likes of the popular Apple and Samsung flagships. But will it succeed or not is the bigger question.