Over the past several years there have been a large number of changes which have been made in the way the Microsoft devices function, and among some of those changes, the biggest change has been their entry into the hardware division. Traditionally known to be a software oriented company, Microsoft’s entry into the hardware market has been a game-changer not just for them, but for the markets at large, as the competition has now been stepped up big time. It is now expected that the Surface Phone would be coming out sometime next year, and it would help the company get a major edge over the competition.
The Surface Phone has been speculated for quite a long while. Early speculations had begun in July 2015, and since then there have been many rumours about the company finally launching a Surface Phone device alongside the Surface Pro and the Surface Book devices. However there has been no official confirmation which has been made on this so far. Teases have been made once or twice before, and the latest one came just last week.
Microsoft’s Corporate VP of Windows Kevin Gallo has commented on the matter, saying that the next Windows 10 Mobile OS device would be involve ‘category innovating’. While he specifically did not name the Surface Phone, it is highly anticipated that this is the device he is referring to here. Kevil made these statements to The Register, “We’re really aligned to what we’ve done on the Windows desktop […] which is we’ll lead with some high end and category innovation like we’ve done with Surface, and OEMs will go and build the breadth of the catalog,” Gallo said in the report.
Microsoft is expected to release the Surface Phone in the following three variants based on the storage space and RAM:
- A Basic version with 4GB of RAM along with 64GB of storage space,
- The Advanced version which features 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage space,
- The Pro Variant, with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage space.