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Microsoft Surface Phone Leaks, Latest News & Updates: Apple Partner Working On Microsoft Phone? 2017 Launch Imminent?

First Posted: Nov 30, 2016 05:00 AM EST
Microsoft Surface Phone Release Date, Specs, Price
Microsoft Surface Phone release will be sooner than expected. The rumors about Microsoft's Surface Phone have been doing the rounds since 2012. Now it looks like the phone might see the light of the day real soon.
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Microsoft Surface Phone release will be sooner than expected. The rumors about Microsoft's Surface Phone have been doing the rounds since 2012. Given the five-year time it was suggestive that the company might have dropped its plans on making the phone but it turns out, it hasn't. Continue reading to get the latest news and updates on Microsoft Surface Phone.

Microsoft Is Working With Pegatron

However, recent reports reveal that the Redmond giant has been closely working with Apple's chief supplier, Pegatron. This is suggestive that Microsoft will finally come up with the Surface Phone. As reported by BGR, the Chinese ODM Pegatron, is working with Microsoft to test the Surface Phone. Pegatron has already worked with the company for the production of devices like the Surface Pro 2 and the recently launched all-in-one Surface PC.

Expectations From Microsoft Surface Phone 

Recent rumors suggest that the upcoming Microsoft Surface Phone will be announced soon and shall be out for the big launch sometime in 2017 or during the first quarter of 2018. The highly anticipated Surface Phone is expected to come powered by the Intel-based chipset and run x86 applications in Continuum.

Recent Statement From Microsoft CEO

Just a few days prior to the report, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made a bold statement about the Surface Phone stating "We will continue to be in the phone market not as defined by today's market leaders, but by what it is that we can uniquely do in what is the most ultimate mobile device."

Will Microsoft Be Able To Survive In The Highly Competitive Smartphone Market?

As all the dots connect to one end, that is the Microsoft Surface Phone, users are eagerly waiting for the much rumored and anticipated phone, as reported by GSMArena. However, it is still unknown if the supposed Surface Phone will be out anytime soon in the market, especially with the two top tech giants Apple and Samsung putting all their best in their upcoming smartphones to regain their declining customer base.

Stay tuned to SWR for latest news and updates on Microsoft Surface Phone

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