Microsoft’s Surface team is apparently working on a prototype of a new phone

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Microsoft recently introduced the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL which are expected to go on sale sometime in November. Both of the handsets pack top-end specs, and they also offer features like Continuum and Windows Hello.

As you may expect, the company is already working on new phones. We already know that the company is working on the Lumia Saana, however, the software giant could be working on another phone. This time, it’s special as the Surface team could be involved in the development of this phone.

The folks over Wired got a closer look at the inside story of the company’s Surface Book laptop (which can turn into a tablet that can replace your laptop) — in the article, Panos Panay stated that the Surface Book’s pre-orders have been huge so far. Additionally, the article also notes about a “prototype of a new phone” — here’s an excerpt from the article:

The Surface Book is on sale today. Pre-orders have been huge—Panay says they’re selling laptops faster than they can make them. He’s crystal-clear on the importance of this device to Microsoft’s business, especially on the heels of the Surface Pro 3 and 4, which gave the Surface line its first real momentum. But as soon as we start talking about it, he gets distracted by a CNC machine that’s milling a Surface Book’s bottom bucket. Panay just watches it for a moment, carving over and over to form the antenna gap. A few machines away, another machine works on a prototype of a new phone. And there are rooms everywhere in Building 87—top-secret ones—filled with new devices. Panay has to go check on them, too.

As it seems like, the Surface team at Microsoft is, indeed, working on a new phone. For now, we don’t really know much about the device — however, this could be the Surface Phone which everyone has been waiting for. Obviously, we don’t expect Microsoft to reveal this new phone in 2015, so we’ll have to wait until 2016 to see what the company is working on right now.

If you want to read the inside story of the Surface Book, make sure to check out David Pierce’s article at Wired here.

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