Surface Phone code named "Cardinal" is believed to be the next big thing for Microsoft mobile division.
People with knowledge of the matter previously said, it could make in the spring of 2017. However, it looks Windows fans may have to wait quite a while longer —as company now said to be considering a release by late 2017 or early 2018.
Microsoft is tight-lipped on the said reports and events. However according to new report, Microsoft is currently working on the Surface Phone and has several plans under its sleeves, and "if they do not materialize, [the launch] could be considerably later," Microsoft watcher MJ Foley writes.
With that said, it's suggested that the Surface Book 2 and Surface Pro 5 debut could still be in Spring of 2017. Furthermore, since, the rumored Cardinal Surface Phone is delayed until 2017 or 2018, the [successors to Surface 3 and Band 2 still remain uncertain].
The report further revealing that the Cardinal [All-in-One Surface device], "could be positioned as a product that can turn your desk into 'a studio''". And, it's said to be a consumer focused version of Surface HUB using Perceptive Pixel screen may come in different screen sizes of [21, 24, or 27].
Adding further she writes, that the company may highlight a few OEM devices at this year's fall event codename "Project Rio" slated for October.
Last year in NYC Oct 6, Microsoft used the event as the launchpad devices such as Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, Band 2.0, and Lumia 950/950 XL phones.