Reportedly, Pegatron, Apple’s one of the largest original design manufacturers (ODM) is working on the trail production of the Microsoft’s long rumoured Surface Phone. The news comes from Commercial Times of Taiwan — a Taiwanese daily which claims that Pegatron will be starting the trail production of the Surface Phone. The Redmond giant is expected to launch the smartphone sometime in 2017 or early 2018.
While for some, Pegatron may ring a bell, for those who don’t know, it is a Taiwan-based company which is not only behind the production of Apple’s iPhones but is also responsible for the manufacturing of Microsoft’s Surface Studio.
Reportedly, the Redmond giant is working on three Surface models catering to the needs of different sectors like business, consumer, and enthusiasts. The Surface Phone for these different sectors is rumoured to vary in terms of processor, storage, and other features. No specific details are available as of now, though.
Recently, a rumour surfaced online indicating that the Microsoft Surface Phones will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset like most of the flagships of 2017. In addition, it is rumoured to pack a huge 6GB of RAM and may come with 2K display. Also, it is speculated to run x86 apps on ARM architecture in Continuum mode — which is rumoured to be an upcoming feature of Windows 10.
Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO, in a recent interview, said “We will continue to be in the phone market not as defined by today’s market leaders, but by what it is that we can uniquely do in what is the most ultimate mobile device.