Microsoft Surface
A woman listens to a store employee talk about the Microsoft Surface during the grand opening of a flagship Microsoft Corp. retail store in New York, October 26, 2015. Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Despite Microsoft’s silence on the Surface Phone, rumour mills are running full swing with new reports surfacing every now and then regarding the device’s specs and features. Naturally this has got fans super-excited and also nervous as Microsoft has neither confirmed nor denied the reports.

Tech enthusiasts believe that Microsoft’s drift from Lumia is a clear indication that the Surface Phone is in the works. The important question here is how relevant the Surface Phone would be considering the other major players in the market. If Microsoft decides to opt for the Lumia strategies, the handset may bomb.

The Microsoft Surface Phone needs to be competitive. This is more important than releasing a super-powerful brick and bad branding. Microsoft must focus on variety too and come up with variants. A 4GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage could be enough to be in the game, writes iTech Post.

If Microsoft is able to incorporate a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset and top it off with Windows-only features, the Surface Phone could well become one of the most desired smartphones when released. The Windows Store should also be upgraded so that users do not face problems shifting from Play Store.

The price will also be a deciding factor. In case Microsoft is offering a high-quality Surface Phone with full Microsoft Office and Continuum, it should price the device competitively. Even if there is a higher price involved, the company should make the phone worth every penny.

Reports claim that Microsoft will be focusing a lot on design of the Surface Phone. It will make the smartphone slim and sophisticated to add the premium feel to it just like iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. Tech enthusiasts would love to see a premium design for the Surface Phone.

Fans are currently expecting Microsoft to at least reveal some details about the Microsoft Surface Phone during the October event when the company will share the wonders of Windows 10, writes The Inquirer.