Microsoft Surface Phone photos leaked; comes with “Surface Phone” branding

Photos of the ultimate mobile device, Microsoft Surface Phone, have leaked on the internet and it almost looks like a phablet. The leaked photos show a white coloured smartphone with design elements lifted straight from the Lumia lineup, complete with a Lumia-like round camera hump on the rear. The term “Surface Phone” being used here is not a theoretical name that the internet has been waiting for, but the images show the smartphone with the mentioned branding.

‘Surface Phone’ is pegged as the ultimate mobile device that a smartphone user will ever need according to the concept. It is rumoured that Microsoft has been working on perfecting the device ever since they stopped working on the Lumia devices as reported by NokiaPowerUser.

We can only predict that the latest image renders belong to the cancelled Intel SoC-based Surface Phone, but it will be amazing if this is the ARM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 along with Windows 10. Microsoft recently demoed its work on bringing the full Windows 10 experience to ARM chipsets with a live demo using a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 device. The company further detailed that the full experience will come to devices running Qualcomm Snapdragon 835.

According to reports by Softpedia, the company also started a trial production run for the Surface Phone to test out the new model for a possible launch later in 2017. According to the company, it does not want to create just a passable smartphone that has been tried and tested in the market by other manufacturers. Instead, the company wants to focus on products that define a new category and is genuinely exciting for people to use. Something on lines of what Surface Pro, Surface Book and Surface Studio aimed to achieve.

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The company has not issued any statement confirming or denying the presence of the Surface Phone and should be taken as all other rumours are. According to previous reports, we might finally get our hands on the dream mobile device after the tentative launch of Microsoft Surface scheduled for 2017, but we will have to wait and watch for any new developments.