It seems that Microsoft has been planning for the Surface Phone launch since 2007. Microsoft had already registered Domain name Surfacephone.com and the creation date is given as 30 May 2007 in Whois details of the domain.
Updated Date: 28-apr-2015
Creation Date: 30-may-2007
Expiration Date: 30-may-2016
The Surfacephone.com Domain has an expiration date of 30 May 2016 and it redirects to the official Microsoft Surface site “https://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us“. So, while it may be taken as one more hint about Microsoft’s intention to launch a Surface branded phone at some point in time, but given the domain creation date of 2007, it now seems that those Surface Phone rumors of gone years may have been more than simply rumors.
We have already shared about Microsoft readying a Surface Phone with new Intel Processor and powerful specs. It may have ability to run Win32 apps and may come with some cool features like enhanced continuum. Read all that we shared about Surface Phone by clicking here.
Surface Phone may boast of a Metallic unibody design and will carry the Surface family design genes. It may have a 5.2 / 5.5 inch, 4K UHD display; though one of our sources claims a 2K display. Anyways, it is expected to sport a more refined IR scanner and may come with an innovative cover and native Surface Pen support. We however hear that that rear camera may not be 20 MP big, but rather around 15 MP but with some advanced features. It may have a 8 MP FFC with flash.
Thanks our own Akhil for the tip. Cheers.