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Surface Phone Protos run on Snadragon 835. Display Size, processor, RAM details from our sources

A bit of information about the latest Surface Phone protos emerge from our trusted sources yet again. There are more than one Surface Phone protos in testing at Microsoft and here is what we have learned,

Surface Phone Specs & features:

  • The protos that we have information about run Snapdragon 835 and support Quick charging 4.0
  • Windows 10 Mobile architecture on them is already 64-Bit and one of them has 6 GB RAM
  • What is most interesting is the information that the one proto with 6 GB RAM can already run X86 apps in Continuum. We have heard a lot about Microsoft working on X86-on-ARM64 emulation and this may be one of the implementations. Sources however tell us that Protos can’t run X86 apps by themselves yet, but can install them. Once connected via Continuum you can run any X86 apps.
  • The earlier reported Laptop Accessory is still a thing and we hear Microsoft is seriously purusing the 3-in-1 form factor.
  • One of the Protos is said to have 4 GB RAM and still runs Snapdragon 835. It does have 64-Bit Windows 10 Mobile version but can’t run X86 apps in Continuum. That may be just a version thing or Microsoft may be planing one consumer and one enterprise-oriented Surface Phone variant.
  • Display-size wise we hear both are said to have a 5.5-inch, QHD display, but this is just a guess having a look at the display and not actual measurement.
  • Microsoft has made it official now that X86 Win 32 apps will be able to run on Snapdragon processors with windows 10 on ARM.

You can read our full Surface Phone coverage including latest news, specs, leaks and concepts by clicking here.

Redstone 3 and Release Date:

  • Protos of-course run a Windows 10 Mobile version from different branch. Redstone 3 will be relatively much bigger update than Redstone 2. For Redstone 3 development cycle Windows team is prioritizing Mobile as Windows 10 development target.
  • Our sources have confirmed that Surface Phone launch is delayed now to late 2017. It will now come running Windows 10 Mobile focused Redstone 3 out of the box.

Trust Factor:

This info comes from one of our trusted sources with good accuracy. But Companies have been known to launch different configurations than seen on protos in retail products. Also features vary with OS versions and final release OS version may or may not have all the features seen in protos.

Original Article Date: Nov 28, 2016

Updated on: Dec 08, 2016

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  • Really pray this turns out to be true. This is good news. Again hope they don’t forget our L950/950XLs soo soon. Those phones are still powerful and wonderful and could still benefit a lot with the continuum empowered update.

  • Parresia

    This needs to happen, but its’s mobile with MS, so I fear it won’t.

  • Rce

    Who cares? Ms in mobile industry is dead..

  • I think I feel in love with Microsoft and Windows phones again today. ?

  • Way to go NPU. As for the phone itself I have a feeling that MS is going to disappoint us again even if these specs become a reality.

  • David T-Rex

    I am sorry… I think I may have just had a massive geekgasm and need a few moments to recover.

    • Kamal

      Hope, it ended well for you…

  • Pavlos

    Some Specs 1 of the 3 Versions:
    – IP68 Certified – Dust and Water Resistant.
    – Water resistant up to 1.5 meter and 30 minutes.
    – MIL-STD 810G – grade salt, fog, humidity, transport shock and thermal shock resistant.
    – Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
    – CPU: Octa-Core (8×2.4Ghz).
    – GPU: Hexa-Core Graphics.
    – RAM: 8 GB DDR4 (Quad Channels).
    – SDD: 64 GB Internal Capacity Low Latency and High IOPS.
    – Back Camera: 21 MP, f/1.8, 26mm, Carl Zeiss Optics, OIS, AutoFocus, Quad-LED RGB Flash.
    – Front Camera: 8 MP, f/1.9, 26mm, Carl Zeiss Optics, OIS, AutoFocus, Triple-LED RGB Flash.
    – FM Radio with Recording and RDS.
    – Type-C 1.0 Reversible Connector.
    – Iris Scanner, Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Sensor Core, Heart Rate, SpO2.
    – Qi/PMA Wireless Charging.
    – Li-Ion 4150 mAh Battery.
    – Stereo Speakers.
    – Quad Microphones.

    • Rivanda Bakhtiar

      This thing will never happen, they will use SD212 to SP lol

    • laser focus, phase detection