Microsoft Surface
A woman listens to a store employee talk about the Microsoft Surface during the grand opening of a flagship Microsoft Corp. retail store in New York, October 26, 2015. Reuters/Lucas Jackson

The Microsoft Surface Phone 2017 is likely to be discussed during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017. The company has created a login page for visitors and companies for the event that is scheduled to take place in Barcelona from Feb. 27 to March 2, 2017. The new webpage by the company has created a lot of hype as many believe the Surface Phone will be the main discussion device.

Microsoft has not mentioned at any other blockbuster device for 2017 yet. Hence, the Microsoft Surface Phone 2017 is a high possibility. Using the page, companies and visitors can arrange meetings with Microsoft at MWC. As per Neowin, Microsoft has revealed plans to bring the full version of Windows 10 on power-efficient, next generation mobile devices with ARM chips, including support for x86 Win32 'desktop' apps through emulation.

The Microsoft Surface Phone is not likely to be unveiled before the end of 2017 or early 2018. Therefore, it is likely that Microsoft will discuss about the phone during MWC but focus more on Windows 10 for mobile devices. The company may focus more on private meetings with partners and discuss its mobile story.

The limited presence is due to the fact that Microsoft’s current range of devices is more than a year old and in 2016 only a handful of third-party devices running its mobile OS were launched. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella had earlier pointed out that the Surface Phone will cater to a specific set of customers who need specific set of capabilities. Nadella believes there is need for innovation in the handset sector and Microsoft is considering it already.

The Microsoft Surface Phone, known as the iPhone killer, is rumoured to sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, Windows 10 Redstone, 6GB RAM and Quick Charge 4.0. Another highly anticipated feature is the Continuum mode that allows users to transform their mobile phones to a full-grown PC.