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Microsoft’s Surface Phone Set For IFA Reveal

Reports say that Microsoft’s coming Surface handset will be both unveiled and launched at the coming IFA conference in Berlin.

According to iTechPost, this will set Microsoft up to release the new smartphone right before competitors Apple does and right after the initial wave of launch hype around Samsung’s Note7 has died down. 

The company will be rolling out three tiers of Surface smartphone, with an entry level model featuring 3GBs of RAM, the mid-tier 6GB and the high-end powered by 8GB of memory.

All three are said to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 processor and, presumably, Windows 10’s Mobile OS. 

However, additional reports say that the latter might not be the case and that Microsoft might be making a broader play by moving to Android.

In either case, the devices are also expected to feature a 5.5-inch AMOLED screen, 20-megapixel camera and support for Microsoft’s own Surface pen. 

Expect a full rundown come IFA itself – which will take place from the 2nd to the 9th of September.

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