Microsoft Surface Phone 2017 Release Date, Specs, Price, Features News & Update: Will Microsoft’s Upcoming Phone Feature A Surface Pen?

By Mark Jason Alcala , Updated Dec 11, 2016 08:24 AM EST

With 2016 almost over, talks about the Microsoft Surface Phone 2017 specs are starting to pick up. Apparently, speculations abound that the upcoming phone from the software giant may have one exciting feature not found in previous Microsoft phone models.

Microsoft Surface Phone 2017 Specs - Is Surface Pen Being Considered?

If rumors are to be believed, the upcoming Microsoft Surface Phone 2017 could have a greatly enhanced functionality. Apparently, the upcoming Microsoft offering could have a feature that previous phone models lack - a Surface Pen.

The latest Microsoft Surface Phone 2017 leak came from trademark and intellectual property specialist Patently Mobile reports Express. Apparently, Microsoft's patent application for the upcoming smartphone was leaked showing some interesting details.

For instance, it is apparent from the application that the Microsoft Surface Phone 2017 will be similar in appearance and shape to past Lumia models. However, it has one detail that previous phones did not, a circular port speculated to be just the right size for a stylus.

If the Microsoft Surface Pen will be featured in the upcoming Microsoft Surface Phone 2017, it will vastly enhance the gadget's functionality. The Surface Pen, which was launched in 2015, lets users interact with the device in a myriad of way as well as draw and write using the tool.

Surface Phone 2017 Specs - Powered By Powerful Processors Running On Windows 10

In addition, fans may expect a more powerful device according to Microsoft Surface Phone 2017 speculations. They new device is touted to sport the newest processor from Qualcomm, the Snapragon 835. The device is also rumored to run on 64-bit Windows 10 Mobile OS.

'Leaked' Microsoft Surface 2017 Patent Belong To Older Lumia?

However, not everyone is convinced that the 'leaked' patent belongs to the Microsoft Surface Phone 2016/2017 model. In fact, it may not even be leaked at all, reports MS Power User.

The reason is that the supposed leaked Microsoft Surface Phone 2017 patent is not leaked at all but a patent application of a previous Lumia phone that just got approved. This explains why the application bear striking resemblance to Lumia units.

Surface Phone Release Date, Price

The software giant is yet to make an official Microsoft Surface Phone 2017 release date and price announcement. However, most industry watchers place the device release by mid 2017 as the Surface Phone price to be around $699 for the basic model to around $1,100 for the higher end units.

Of course, Microsoft is still silent on the rumored Microsoft Surface Phone 2017 specs, price, release date estimates for now. Stay tuned to GamenGuide for the latest news on the upcoming device as well as the latest tech news.


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