Microsoft Surface Phone release date, specs news: late 2017 specs updated

Despite Microsoft’s radio silence, the web continues to find pieces of evidence that point to the existence of the Microsoft Surface Phone.

A well-known tipster shared on Weibo renders believed to be showing the early design of the handset. Unlike previously leaked images, these leaks show the device bearing the Surface Phone name.

Based on the protruding camera seen on the device, Phone Arena concluded that these could be dated renders simply because of the Carl Zeiss branding, which was retired back in 2013.

Other notable features seen in the renders include a USB-C port and almost bezel-less sides.

The home button appears to be capacitive too rather than physical, which shows that the Lumia devices somehow inspired this handset.

A follow-up to this device is actually expected to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 happening in Barcelona next month although this is yet to be corroborated.

As for the Microsoft Surface Phone, the smartphone is rumored to see the light of day by the end of the year, if not early next year, as Microsoft wants to wait for the Redstone 3 update on the Windows 10 to be able to improve the flagship including the addition of x86 emulation.