Analysis of Microsoft's plans for the future of its Windows 10 platform appear to suggest it has something small and powerful on the way, with potential tech spec requirements showing a world in which a mobile Windows 10 runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 CPU.
That, according to Forbes, is what the MSM8998 listed on (but now removed from) Microsoft's compatible hardware list refers to. Previous rumours regarding Qualcomm's next-gen high-end mobile chipset suggested it could be a 10nm unit able to address a theoretical maximum of 8GB of RAM, which ought to be enough even to get Windows Vista running comfortably on it, let alone its more streamlined, unified desktop and mobile equivalent of today.
If true, the future Surface Phone might be quite the powerful and cutting edge thing, as long as it's not turned into a baffling proposition by numerous plug-in keyboards, accessories, VR headsets and controllers. [Forbes]