A true Windows monster?
Even though Windows 10 is still struggling as a mobile platform, Microsoft is still forging ahead with their next big flagship, rumored to be called the Surface Phone, and the device may have enough horsepower under the hood to make their competitors look like featurephones in comparison.
In their own minimum hardware requirements page, Microsoft details a chipset with the MSM8998 identifier as compatible with their OS. This model number is widely believed to be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 830 processor that’s currently unannounced still.
Industry experts predict that the Snapdragon 830 SoC will be able to support 8GB of RAM and will be produced under Samsung’s 10nm process. If that’s true, you can expect the upcoming Surface Phone to be extremely fast and cutting edge compared to the competition. A better SoC and more memory will also allow the phone to perform much like a desktop when connected to a display using Windows 10’s Continuum feature.