Microsoft’s Upcoming Surface Phone To Get SD830 and 8GB Of RAM?


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.


John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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  1. What’s the point of having too much RAM if much of its memory space is being occupied by bloatwares or, if not, is not fully utilized to be felt of any use to mobile users.

  2. pag full windows version ito why not… imagine, mero kang VS or complete MISA and/or WAMP… panalo ito! KAPAG GANTO

  3. What a waste of RAM lol for what I know sobrang liit lang ng apps sa Windows marketplace also major titles are pulling their apps off so I guess the sole purpose of this is for Continuum? Correct me if I am wrong.

  4. What’s the point of having 8 gigs of ram when you can’t even multi task? Continuum? no point! the apps don’t work and the developers ran away from it.

  5. These people have no idea what Surface Phone is. It is a full Windows PC OS and not Windows Mobile. It can even run Bluestacks to run your Android apps.

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