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Rumors claim Microsoft’s Surface Phone already in pre-production

Surface Phone concept
  • On November 29, 2016

Surface Phone may finally come in late 2017?

A new report, whose accuracy is questionable, claims that Pegatron – the Chinese company producing Surface Studio – is already testing the manufacturing process for the upcoming Surface-branded phone. The report reveals that Pegatron is running early production trials for the phone which is not expected to launch before late 2017.

The handset, which may be called Surface Phone or even Surface Mobile, is expected to run Windows 10 Mobile Redstone 3 update, according to earlier reports. Such a phone may also be able to run Win32 desktop apps when connected to a Dock and a monitor in Continuum mode. Microsoft is preparing a big update for Windows Mobile in late 2017, and a Surface mobile device may be the first to showcase the new features in Redstone 3.

The company is reportedly working on a 64-bit version of Windows 10 Mobile that would make possible phones with up to 8 GB of RAM. In addition, NPU reports from their sources that Microsoft is currently testing at least two prototypes of the Surface Mobile. One of the protos is running the new Snapdragon 835 processor, has support for x86 apps in Continuum, and 6 GB of RAM on board. The display size of the protos at this stage is 5.5 inches when measured across the diagonals.

Finally, we should remind you that none of the above information is officially confirmed, and Microsoft’s plans in terms of features and hardware may change in the coming months.