Alleged Microsoft Surface Phone renders emerge from China (UPDATE)


UPDATE: We now believe these pictures to be fake because the Carl Zeiss branding is no longer being used since 2013. However, the device in the images could be an older prototype, hence the resemblance to the Lumia lineup.

An unannounced Microsoft smartphone with the Surface Phone branding has just popped up in China. The pictures showing the alleged Surface Phone have been published on Weibo, the Chinese alternative to Facebook, by a well-known leakster.

Even so, we can't tell whether or not the phone appearing in these images is same Surface Phone that's been rumored for many years. Photos of the said device have been leaked many times before, but this is the first time the phone shown wears the Surface Phone brand.

It's worth noting that the leaked pictures come at a time when sources in the supply chain claim Microsoft has already contracted Pegatron as the only ODM for production of the Surface Phone.

While it's clear that Microsoft hasn't yet given up completely on the smartphone business, the Redmond is trying to change its strategy, and the Surface Phone is likely to be the first step.

The official unveil of the Surface Phone is still far and away, as previous reports point to a late 2017 reveal, but we wouldn't be surprised if Microsoft pushed the launch of the phone into 2018. Well, if these pictures are showing a real prototype of the Surface Phone, at least we now know what to expect from Microsoft.



source: Weibo via NPU

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22 Comments

1. Diego!

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Mmmm it does look very nice BUT it's also very reminiscent of Microsoft Lumia 950XL. If they want to stand out in the mobile business, they need a design that catches everyone's attention

2. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Thats one ugly phone. Wake up ms its not 1996.

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

And the back of the phone in that leaked photo is kinda a Lumia 1020, just with a smaller circle. I just hope this leak is fake, though... As that isn't the kind of design the Surface Phone will appeal with.

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

"RENDER" is the keyword here. Who said it was a Microsoft render? Looks liek the same fan render we saw in the past when they rumored this phone. Am I wrong?

17. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

While it has its flaws it actually looks more unique and better than most phones out there today. Every phone today just looks the same. Honestly my friend thought Google Pixel was an iphone when we walked by a kiosk. The hard edges will definitely not be good for the palm. The Camera lens looks really good though and the colour is nice too. It would be nice if they created some material that combines something like glass effect with rubber shock absorbing factor. Or a nice textured material like this one. This is by far my favourite concept design I have seen. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-y20KM60OImg/VUzvnaOirSI/AAAAAAAAA0Q/i_HyJLBBM-g/s1600/Microsoft-Lumia-940-XL-concept-5.jpg

20. Trex95

Posts: 2380; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Ms should Nokia.

21. munchy22

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 25, 2016

great that we are all different. I love the look of these renders. I don't like any camera hump but hell this device is gorgeous modern and well just so sexy looking. You obviously wernt born in 1996 cause no one exept very rich business men had mobile phones and they were half the size of a house brick. Hell my first phone, a work mobile was a large erricson and that was in 1999 it wasn't till about a year later I started seeing people with mobile phones. smart phones didn't even exist. Id be extremely happy to have help thios render in 1996 hell in 2017 its awesome, wake up to your personal bs biasy switch00

3. rob5150

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Good luck picking it up if.. it is face down. That angled edge will make you push it all the way to the end of the table in order to get it up

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

False. But the next S8 and iPhone 8, that could be true without any sides. This phone still has sides, so you would be wrong!

4. zenun12

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 31, 2016

Lumia bezels begone!

5. Deepak129

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

has galaxy s6 has been discontinued from india?? it has been around 5-6 months, am unable to find it at any online/offline. it appears on samsung's official page but when you click on buy it redirects to samsung's online store and again it dissapears from there. please help!! as i wanted to buy one ...pure budget reputed flagship device or else please can anyone recommend better product around same budget. thanks

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You don't like eBay India? Yeah they probably have stopped making it, and looks like they don't stock it online. Why woudl they after making the S7? I am sure plenty of resellers on eBay have them because i just check. brand new ones as well. Samsung usually stop production on an older model ones a new one come, unlike Apple who depends on sells of older models and make then well into a year after the newer model has already been released.

16. Papa.Ji

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 02, 2016

Try at local 'SAMSUNG CAFÉ'

6. Guaire

Posts: 885; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Another fake from KJuma.

7. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

surface devices DO NOT leak

9. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Gotta say I like it but the front Microsoft logo gotta go.

10. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

With edges THAT sharp... it will never become a phone I will hold in *my* hands.

11. tfpritchjrEMT

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 24, 2015

Not impressed! Look at those hard, sharp edges and those hard, square corners; I don't think its going to be very comfortable in the hand for long periods.

15. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Carl Zeiss branding is no longer being used since 2013. What? Have you guys ever seen a lumia 950 xl from the back? Seriously, get the facts straight guys

18. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Frankly, not impressed at all. Looks too plain and uninspiring to be worthy of the Surface brand IMO. I'd much rather have something like the Note 7 running the same software...

19. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3123; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Looks more like the cancelled McLaren than anything else.

22. artutava

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 13, 2017

Surface "pocket" will look like surface book and surface studio, same color, same design features. Probably a phone with square edges, but with some soft bezel.

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