Microsoft may postpone Surface Phone launch once again

Surface Phone release date has been postponed once again. The Surface Phone has been rumoured for so long now and a new report suggests that Surface Phone will now be released even later. Microsoft’s new version of Windows 10 codenamed ‘Andromeda‘ has been rumoured to power the Surface Phone.

A new leaked internal Microsoft memo revealed the unexpected changes in the company’s plan. Expensive devices like Surface Book have reliability issues, Microsoft understood that this is due to the Skylake processor. The assumption was false as Lenovo told Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella that they have had no issues with the Skylake processor.

“It’s important for us to always learn more from our customers and how they view their ownership journey with our products. Feedback like this [from Consumer Reports] stings, but pushes us to obsess more about our customers,” the internal memo reads.

To counter Intel’s dominance, Microsoft also partnered with AMD for Windows 10 on ARM but the product is still not ready. Integrated LTE capabilities and great battery life are the key features of an ARM-powered device.

Microsoft understood that something is wrong with their own software, as a result the Surface Phone release date has been postponed once again. The company also decided to push the release date of Surface Hub to 2019. It is worth noting that a recent report from an unknown source also confirmed that Surface Phone will probably arrive in late 2018 or 2019.

The Redmond giant is also planning to launch a new mobile device in 2017, apparently not the Surface Phone. A new patent also revealed that Surface Phone could be a foldable mobile device with a metallic body.

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