Some reports are doing rounds suggesting Microsoft may delay and in fact not even release a Windows 10 Mobile smartphone of its own in future. So, in a nutshell it suggests that the “Surface Phone” dream may be in danger. So, we tried to reach to our sources with knowledge of Microsoft’s Mobile plans.

What we hear is the Surface Phone (and variants) is well under active development and Microsoft is looking to launch it as the “ideal” Windows 10 Mobile premium smartphone, just like it did with Surface Pro and Surface Book 2-in-1 devices. However, Microsoft may be planning to launch it now with Redstone 3 update cycle which should ideally commence in August – September 2017.

One of the key reasons behind this change of plans is touted to be the Redstone 3 being relatively much bigger update than Redstone 2. For Redstone 3 development cycle Windows team is prioritizing Mobile as Windows 10 development target. Sort of good news – bad news mix!!

Secondly, Snapdragon 830 is still under testing and it may not be ready in time for the Redstone 2 update release. It was one of the apprehensions. Microsoft hardware team doesn’t want to take chances, we hear.

Microsoft is keeping the cards very close to its heart in order to stop leak of any confidential information about the Surface Phone.

We told you exclusively that Surface Phone may be powered by Snapdragon 830 and later leaks / rumors originating in China not only talk about three Surface Phone variants, their RAM / Internal Storage configurations but also confirm Snapdragon 830 as the processor.

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