Pegatron has kicked off production trials for Microsoft's elusive Surface Phone, report claims
Although Windows Phone devices were definitely not a priority for Microsoft in 2016, the tech giant's CEO Satya Nadella recently raised lots of eyebrows by claiming that it's Microsoft's intention to eventually bring forth "the ultimate mobile device". Supposedly, this will be the ever-elusive Surface Phone, which has been a favorite rumor subject for the Microsoft-loving crowd.
A recent report from the Commercial Times of Taiwan doesn't beat around the bush either, claiming that Pegatron has already begun procuring production trials on Microsoft's Surface Phone. Pegatron, as you likely know, does not only produce a large chunk of Apple's iPhone each and every year but is also responsible for the manufacturing of the Surface Studio, Redmond's costly desktop workstation. This ongoing partnership between Pegatron and Microsoft is definitely pouring more oil into the fire, making the rumor rather plausible.
On a related note, we seem to know a few more tidbits of info about the Surface Phone. We heard through the grapevine that it might be armed with a Snapdragon 835 chipset and sport a fingerprint scanner embedded in the display. It is also pegged to be capable of emulating x86 apps on the ARM architecture in Continuum mode, which is a rumored upcoming feature of Windows 10 scheduled for late 2017 release, coinciding with the phone's rumored release.
Yes, that's right, it seems that Microsoft won't be rushing that mythical Surface Phone - the device is said to arrive in late 2017 or even early 2018... if it is slated to arrive at all. Until then, all we are left with are artists' renditions of what the device might look like, just like Behance's concept Surface Phone right below.