Microsoft Surface Phone 2017 release in February 2017; smartphone by HP with Lumia features : Microsoft Surface Phone 2017 release is reportedly in February 2017 as the smartphone is currently in the works. The new smartphone will pack amazing and powerful features found in Lumia handsets.
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 still under wraps.
The new smartphone will reportedly run with Windows 10 mobile OS giving it some laptop capabilities. Titled “Creative Update”, this next update is scheduled to launch in early 2017 and will focus on productivity and creativity improvements for the desktop, and will bring much-needed features and enhancements to Windows 10 Mobile Continuum users.
The release of the Windows 10 mobile OS further supports the rumors the Microsoft Surface Phone 2017 release early next year. 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. Meanwhile, Microsoft Surface Pro 5 went missing in action at the recent Windows event and rumors are rife that the laptop-tablet hybrid will be released in February 2017.
Microsoft just announced the new Surface Studio and Surface Book i7 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.
Moreover, holding back the Pro 5 will prevent it from cannibalizing the sales of the new Surfaces. There is no official announcement from Microsoft yet. Source: yibada