Microsoft Surface Phone tipped for October release

Rumours of a Microsoft Surface Phone refuse to go away, with latest reports suggesting the much-mooted handset will drop in October.

Dodging next month's IFA gathering in order to go out on its own, Microsoft will reportedly debut the eagerly-awaited Surface Phone alongside the final Windows 10 for mobile release.

It's not the only Microsoft-made device being tipped for an October unveiling, either. According to Chinese Windows blog, WPDang, the flagship phone will debut alongside the heavily rumoured Surface Pro 4 tablet and a second-gen Microsoft Band wearable.

Although Microsoft has yet to comment on these claims, given that the smartphone-friendly form of Windows 10 is set to go live during Q3, this October timeframe would fit with the software rollout.

We must stress, however, given the less than official nature of the leaks, these dates should be taken with a pinch of salt.

Based on recent leaks, the Microsoft Surface Phone is expected to play host to a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display with a 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution. This would see it compete with the likes of the LG G4 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+.

Further Surface Phone specs tipped to make an appearance include a 21-megapixel primary camera, 8-megapixel selfie snapper, 4GB of RAM and the option of 64GB or 128GB of internal storage.