Microsoft Reported To Release Surface Phone 2017 & Surface Pro 5 Together On February 2017

By R. A. Jayme - 21 Nov '16 09:33AM

The long awaited Microsoft's comeback to the smartphone sphere, Microsoft Surface Phone 2017, was rumored to be released may finally take place next year. Tech giant Microsoft may announce the smartphone alongside the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 in February.

Reliable German Windows-centric website Dr Windows revealed that it has received "concrete evidence" that HP is working in partnership with Microsoft in making a powerful Windows 10 smartphone. The website added that the new Microsoft Surface Phone is the rebranded Lumia handsets as it will inherit Lumia's best features such as ClearBlack screens, Glance and more. However, the details of the smartphone are not yet released.

There are rumors that Microsoft announced a smartphone internally that is for release in February 2017. This fueled the rumors that the smartphone will be released alongside the popular Microsoft Surface Pro 5 tablet-laptop hybrid. Allegedly, the two new devices will be announced at the Mobile World Congress 2017 or at a separate event to highlight the inception of the new devices, according to Yibada.

Currently, the tech giant has released updates to its current flagship device Microsoft Surface Pro 4. This puzzles consumers as it seems that Microsoft is promoting the laptop-tablet hybrid. Apparently, the tech company is delaying the Surface Pro 5; hence, the upgrades on current device.

Microsoft just announced the new Surface Studio and Surface Book i7 at the Windows 10 event on Oct. 27 as new members of the Surface family. It is most probably that Microsoft delayed the release of Surface Pro 5 to avoid stealing the spotlight of the new devices and the media and consumers will focus on the features they offer.

There is no official announcement from Microsoft yet. Meanwhile, Buyers who were lucky enough to have purchased a Surface Studio shortly after launch, check your emails, Microsoft has apparently begun shipping those pre-orders this week. MSPoweruser reports that some early purchasers have received an email notifying them that their package has been processed and will be out for delivery the week of November 21 (this week).

Stay tuned for more news and updates!

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