Pictures and specs of the canceled Microsoft Surface mini appear once more

Pictures and specs of the canceled Microsoft Surface mini appear once more
Of course you remember the Ballad of the Surface mini. It's a country song performed by The Voice's Blake Shelton and is full of the typical heart aching sadness that country songs are known for. It is about an event that was taking place in May 2014 to introduce the Surface Pro 3 and the Surface mini. But on the date of the event, the Surface mini never showed up as the product was pulled from the assembly line at the last moment and was never manufactured. Apparently, the assembly line had its heart won over by another product.

Just yesterday, tipster Evan Blass revealed images and specs of the Surface mini. This isn't the first time that photos of the tablet that never came to be were posted. Back in June, we showed you a black hued version of the mini tablet. The images from Mr. Blass (if we can be so formal) show the Surface mini in red.The tablet would have featured a 7.5-inch display carrying a 1080 x 1440 resolution and an aspect ratio of 4:3. Had the mini lived, the Snapdragon 800 SoC would have been found under the hood with a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 330 GPU.

A 5MP camera was planned for the back, and a selfie-snapping 2.1MP camera was earmarked for the front. There were two different variations planned. One was going to have 1GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage, and the other would have come with 2GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage. A Surface Pen would have come with the tablet out of the box, and Windows RT 8.1 would have been pre-installed.

Check out the slideshow to see photos of the canceled Surface mini. As for the the Ballad of the Surface mini, it is a number that doesn't get requested too often by country stations. In fact, it doesn't exist. Then again, neither does the Surface mini.


source: @evleaks

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11 Comments

1. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

With these specs...it's good it got cancelled.

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Seriously, man. A 1GB RAM variant? WTF.

9. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, released in May 2014, was with 1,5gb RAM and even worst processor. Do not forget that the planned releasing year was 2014. Not now.

6. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

Its 3 years old.

11. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

There were better tablets at that time.

8. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1557; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

It was the best mobile SOC at time of planned release, only issue would of been the RAM. We are talking 3 1/2 years ago, when the Note 3 was Samsung's flagship and Apple had the 5S.

3. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

With Windows RT and those specs, it's great that it got canceled, it's a DOA joke. And I say this as a current Surface Pro 2 user.

4. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

It should be 8.4 inch display(smaller bezels) , full Windows 10 , at least 4GB RAM , and not 4:3(so to be held with one hand.... .....to have success

5. rsiders

Posts: 1954; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Update the specs and its a great product. Otherwise good job Microsoft on leaving this one alone cuz geeze.

7. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Better they pulled off cause its disappointing. They can never win against Apple ipads. RIP Microsoft surface mini

10. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

Good riddance. Any person who'd buy this would just be wasting hard-earned money.

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