Microsoft Surface Phone could have a 64-bit OS, 8GB of RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 CPU


Few weeks ago in a ceremony where David Cutler was honored as a Computer History Museum Fellow at the Museum in Mountain View, California, Microsoft hinted on the possibility of making 64-bit Windows Mobile smartphones

today most computers are 64-bit systems and even our phones will soon have a 64-bit operating system.

The benefits of this lies greatly on performance and also based on the fact that 64-bit OS allows devices to handle more than 4GB of RAM. At some point we imagined the Surface Phone to have a 64-bit operating system.

That been said, it is possible the Surface Phone could have an 8GB of RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 CPU. Hey, don’t get too excited just yet, these claims are based on a Windows 10 compatibility listing. On the Microsoft’s minimum hardware requirements page is a list of compatible chipsets for Windows 10, here, the MSM8998 was included. The MSM8998 is thought to be Qualcomm’s next flagship CPU. the Snapdragon 830, which according to Analyst, is expected to support 8GB of memory and use Samsung’s 10nm production process, (Samsung’s next Galaxy Note 6 phablet is also rumored to feature as much as 8GB of RAM). Although these are just presumptions, the 8GB of RAM seems possible.

If this is true, then we should expect the Surface Phone to be a powerhouse of high-end specifications with enhanced graphical capability which will handle multitasking, gaming and even video editing support (as long as you have the required software) without breaking a sweat.

Microsoft Surface Phone has for long been touted as the smartphone which based on innovation and technology will be a huge success. According to rumors and discussions the Surface phone is believed to sport a 5.5-inch QuadHD AMOLED display with 1440.2560 resolution and will be running Microsoft’s recent OS, Windows 10 Mobile. Also rumor has it that Surface Phone may be released in 2017, but other unconfirmed reports state that it will likely be available October this year along with the Surface Pro 5 and Surface Book 2. Although nothing has been reported about it’s price, media outlets suggests that the Surface Phone may be priced between $750 to $1250.

Microsoft Corporation, founded by Paul Allen and Bill Gates on April 4th 1975, is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. It is the world’s largest software maker by revenue, and one of the world’s most valuable companies. The Microsoft Surface is a series of Windows-based personal computing devices designed and manufactured by Microsoft under its hardware division, a part of the Windows and Devices group. It comprises hybrid tablets, 2-in-1 detachables, and an interactive whiteboards. The first generation devices under the Surface name were introduced on June 18, 2012, and the most recent models currently available are the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book, which were released on October 26, 2015.

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