Microsoft Surface Phone release date, specs rumors: will Windows-powered device achieve success this time around?

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If there is one major difference with Microsoft’s rumored Surface Phone when compared to the company’s previous Windows mobile-powered smartphones, it’s the fact the former is getting a lot more attention, and there is probably a very good reason why there’s huge anticipation for it. Although the American software and tech giant is keeping a rather low profile with it, everyone seems to be in agreement that something big is coming.

According to iTech Post, the upcoming smartphone is most likely going to be launched in spring of next year, which makes a lot of sense considering that the company’s operating system, Windows 10, is scheduled for a major update dubbed as “Redstone 2.”

With all the rumors and speculations about the phone popping up, it certainly looks like everyone already has a clear set of expectations as to what the phone will offer to consumers. The only question is will the rumored sophistication be enough to convince buyers to abandon Android and iOS-run smartphones in order to give the Windows-powered Surface Phone a try?

Unfortunately for Microsoft, there never was a favorable or positive feedback for the majority of its previous smartphone offerings, including the Lumia range it got from Nokia. So if one is to really consider purchasing the upcoming Microsoft Surface Phone, there will always be a question of whether or not it will come with drastic changes and improvements; or probably, it’ll be the same Windows phone everyone came to hate in the past.

With regard to the smartphone’s specs, there are reports that Microsoft will be offering three different models, varying in terms of their respective random access memory (RAM). The first and most affordable will have a more than sufficient 4 GB of RAM while the two other variants should come in with 6 GB and 8 GB RAM options, respectively.

The rear camera is rumored to be equipped with a 21-megapixel lens and there is a theory that the device might actually be powered by the Intel Kaby Lake processor, although it’s hard to fathom how this could affect the price. And considering that it will be marketed as Microsoft’s next flagship phone, it will most likely have premium specs on top of a premium price.