Microsoft Surface Phone To Be Engineered By Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000?
The Microsoft Surface Phone has been roaming around the rumor mills for a long time now. But then, it appears that the speculations are continuously pouring as recent rumors suggest that the upcoming foldable phone will be armed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000.
According to Phone Arena, there’s a report coming from Germany stating that the Redmond-based tech giant Microsoft and Qualcomm are working hand in hand. This tandem is built in creating an ARM-based SDM1000 chip which is supposed to be as the Snapdragon 1000. This alleged chipset is said to be designed to function on more powerful Windows notebooks and 2-in-1 devices. To make it clearer, this can be the chipset that drives the foldable Surface Phone handset that was seen in the patent sketches and leaked renders. The SDM1000 chipset is expected to compete against Intel’s Y and U processor series.
In addition, the said report also pointed out that the SDM1000 measures 20mm x 15mm. This is huge when compared to the 12.4mm x 12.4mm size of the Snapdragon 835, 845 and forthcoming 855 Mobile Platforms. On the other hand, it would be smaller compared to the 45mm x 24mm size of an Intel core processor.
It is also worth mentioning that a job description was posted by a Qualcomm employee on LinkedIn stated that he manages the testing of Qualcomm’s premium tier chipset SDM845 and SDM1000 that is intended for desktop, Andromeda, and Hololens. Assuming that this piece of information was a legit one, many tech pundits are still wondering whether the Andromeda project is really a foldable phone or tablet and whether it is the long-rumored Microsoft Surface Phone.
Unluckily, the Redmond-based tech company is still mum about these details about the Microsoft Surface Phone. With that being said, the fans of Microsoft are advised to take this information with skepticism. Also, always keep an eye for further facts about this much-anticipated device.