Will the Surface Phone be powered by the Snapdragon 830 chipset and feature 8GB of RAM?
posted by Alan F. / Apr 24, 2016, 9:15 PM
Actually, it could be as many as three Surface Phone variants that would be so endowed. We could see three Surface Phone models released in 2017. One would be for the general consumer, one would be heavily spec'd for us smartphone fanatics, and the third would be for the enterprise.
The Snapdragon 830 chipset is rumored to support a whopping 8GB of RAM which could make the Surface Pro a multitasking boss. Just keep in mind that Qualcomm has yet to officially introduce the Snapdragon 830 SoC, and Microsoft has not come close to revealing whether or not a Surface Phone (much less three of them) is on the horizon.
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It better have a big battery to match those specs.
posted on Apr 24, 2016, 9:29 PM 3
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Guess Specs: 5.7 AMOLED QHD display Snapdragon 830 "liquid cooled" 4GB RAM base configurable to 8GB At least 3000 mAh battery Built in kickstand Latest and greatest windows 10 mobile OS with Cortana
posted on Apr 25, 2016, 12:14 AM 0
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Could be a beast if Microsoft doesn't screw something up.
posted on Apr 24, 2016, 9:34 PM 9
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This is a huge year for Microsoft on the app front. They have already introduced the iOS port Islandwood to developers. They need to really get the ball rolling porting big name apps while still hoping developers continue to make some unique Windows 10 Mobile apps. I myself will be watching to see how the app catalog grows with only a few that I really want missing anyway(ePSXe, Xfinity TV and TV Go and the Uber Partners app). Also I will look to see if they push camera imaging more as LG has done the best job for me as far as manual controls and interface. Finally as most people still get their phone through a carrier in the U.S., I want to see a huge release to all three carriers and not just AT&T. If these things happen and Microsoft actually spends money on pushing these devices rather than silently releasing them(Lumia 950/XL) I will be back with my old favorite OS again, and I think they could win a lot of new customers instead of the faithful who have hung in there with them.
posted on Apr 25, 2016, 8:54 AM 0
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8Gigs of Ram so we can play gears or war and halo nice thinking Microsoft
posted on Apr 24, 2016, 9:42 PM 9
8Gigs of Ram so we can play beta apps for the next 5 years. Don't kid yourself.
posted on Apr 24, 2016, 10:32 PM 4
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@Unordinary, you have no shame, do you? You keep on bashing anything non Apple. What apps do you run iPad Pro with 4GB RAM? Angry birds! A surface phone could run desktop apps! Keep ranting, and shut your mouth when others do the same on Apple devices. smh
posted on Apr 24, 2016, 10:45 PM 14
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R u blind? It says snapdragon 830, last time I checked, snapdragon was still arm based which means no desktop app, so wtf r u gonna use 8GiB of ram for? Windows phone multitasks more like iOS which suspends most apps when u go back home(or whatever you call that thingy). Now, back to the iPad, I kind of agree that more ram does not mean a lot, but 4GB is probably what it needs (max), any more than that would be total waste, the only situations the iPad pro would need so much ram would be webpage browsing, photoshop(lite), and the video rendering app I remember. Or u r better of f just buying the 2GiB ram version of the iPad. Back to our surface phone, if it uses an Intel core-m processor, than 8GB ram can be totally justified, if it uses some some arm based processor, than good luck using ur mighty 8GB ram to show off, because that would be the only thing you could do with it.
posted on Apr 24, 2016, 11:38 PM 6
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Listen. I have a 950xl and love the phone and use it as my main PC as most of my apps are now available in continuum. But this is not big enough for MS to start a new category of phones. They will have to do something that really wows people and shatters peoples' expectations. The goal is a Pocket PC. And while intel atom new chips are great they may not get the job done. My guess is MS will have something else up their sleeve. And it's possible that a gaming Dock could be available as an accessory since DirectX12 can add GPU usage on the fly. But we can't make guesses as to what MS will do. We just know it will have to be big. I don't think That a new atom chip is big enough to get people to bite. They are purposely destroying their phone market and it has to be for a good reason. And doing something this simple is not a great reason. It will have to be big is all I'm saying.
posted on Apr 25, 2016, 12:26 PM 0
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