The Surface Mini is one of the Surface projects from Microsoft which has not seen the light of the day until yesterday. A new leak posted by @evleaks reveal how the tablet would look like.
Evan Blass, known for leaking all kinds of devices before they launch, posted the images on Twitter, along with device specifications.
Technical Specifications of Surface Mini
The design of the device is nothing unusual than the original Surface design model. The images leaked show a red rubber case for the tablet with a kickstand and the specifications of the tablet.
- The Surface Mini would have had a 7.5 inch 1440 × 1080-pixel resolution display.
- It would have been powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor.
- It offered either 1 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage or 2 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage.
- The rear camera was to be of 5 MP and the front camera of 2.1 MP.
- It had a polyurethane casing and was to be available in three color variations – black, blue and red.
- The kickstand supported three different positions.
- It supported the Surface Pen and was codenamed, Surface Iris.
- The Mini supported stereo speakers with Dolby sound.
- It supported Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and MicroSD card.
Why was it canceled?
The Surface Mini was supposed to be targeted primarily at students who wanted to replace their notebooks with a device which can be carried around easily.
Cancelled at the last minute, the Surface Mini was going to be Microsoft’s shining star in 2014, running Windows RT with pen support for note taking and inking on the go. Now, it seems like the decision was right. Windows RT was not a platform up to our standards and didn’t have any apps that could showcase the potential of the tablet.
It’s unclear if Microsoft is ever going to make a “mini” variant of its Surface tablets in the future. Perhaps, then it would feature with Windows 10.
What do you think? Do you want a Surface Mini? Let us know in the comments.