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Microsoft Surface Phone Could Hit The Store Shelves Next Year; Likely To Debut In Three Variants [REPORT]


If rumors doing rounds are anything to go by, Microsoft is gearing up to launch three smartphones next year, packed with an array of awe-inspiring features and top-notch hardware specifications.

The first model will reportedly be an entry-level device featuring a Snapdragon 821 chipset coupled with 3 GB of RAM. According to reports, the mid-range variant will come with 6 GB of RAM, while the high-end model will boast a mammoth 512 GB of in-built memory paired with 8 GB of RAM.

The aforementioned variants will get rid of the Windows OS and will run on Google's Android operating system instead.

As far as other features are concerned, the purported devices are expected to feature a USB Type-C port, aluminium and magnesium shell, a liquid cooling system and a 5.5-inch AMOLED screen. Moreover, one of the Surface Phones will be powered by Intel Atom X3 processor, BGR reported.

The devices will boast a Surface Pen and a 20-megapixel Carl Zeiss camera at the back. Other features include compass, proximity sensors, barometer and Accelerometer. The price range of the smartphones will reportedly be about $700 to $1100.

However, Microsoft has remained mum regarding these rumors and has neither confirmed nor denied them.

Rumors are running rampant that Microsoft is rolling out a firmware update for the Surface Pro 3. The Redmond-based tech firm recently pushed out a new firmware update for SP 3, Yibada reported.

Although, the change log for the update is not available yet, rumors doing rounds hint that the update is slated to address the battery problem that were recently reported.

Its worth noting that this is the second update rolled out for the Microsoft device within a span of just 15 days; the last firmware update was released on July 21 to fix a minor battery issue.

Several Microsoft Surface Pro 3 users have complained of battery drain. Although, it was speculated to be a hardware related issue initially, Microsoft later confirmed the problem was software oriented.

Acknowledging the issue, Microsoft said that only a handful of users were actually affected. Besides, the battery drain problem could easily be addressed through a software update.

This implies that the latest firmware update offered for the tablet could also mend the SIMPLO battery problem.

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