Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks at the Future Decoded conference in Mumbai, India, February 22, 2017. Reuters/Shailesh Andrade

If latest reports are to be believed, Microsoft may not unveil the Surface Book 2 and the Surface Pro 5 at the Surface Spring Hardware Launch Event. Fans were expecting the devices at the event, as earlier reports had also pointed towards it.

However, according to a prolific Microsoft watcher, Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet, Microsoft isn’t launching the successors just yet. Foley conversed with a couple of insider sources, and they gave the impression that the devices won’t be unveiled anytime soon. This reveal has surprised fans, who now want to know what Microsoft will reveal during the Surface Spring Hardware Launch Event. They won’t be utterly disappointed, as the Redmond tech giant could be unveiling a brand new Windows 10 Mobile and HoloLens-powered hardware.

The company typically holds its gaming-focused events for its Xbox consoles. And fans may be up for a surprise. According to MSPoweruser, the Microsoft Surface Book 2 will be dropping the hinge for a traditional clamshell form factor. It has now long been theorised that these clamshell PCs are not exactly Surface Books but Microsoft’s Windows 10 on ARM devices. Certain tech experts argue that the Windows on ARM would run on phones. However, the company had earlier typically referenced laptops and hybrids when discussing the project.

It is a well-known fact that Microsoft launches new platforms for Windows using its Surface platform. Surface Dial and Windows Ink were launched that way. It makes sense for the company to launch Windows 10 on ARM using its upcoming Surface devices, namely Microsoft Surface Pro 5 and Microsoft Surface Book 2. Meanwhile, there are quite a few who are associated with the Redmond company, and they have been sharing mysterious tweets, hinting at an imminent release of a Surface device. HoloLens 3 is not expected until 2019.

Meanwhile, latest reports suggest that the Microsoft Surface Phone may have a foldable screen. A Twitter user recently discovered a patent by Microsoft showing a clamshell hinge device that people believe is the Surface Phone. The patent was filed in 2015 but has become available only recently. The patent has been shared online by Twitter user WalkingCat, who also provided a link to Free Patent Online page. While Microsoft has previously filed patents for hinged devices, this particular patent details both mobile devices as well as large, tiled devices.

This all the more proves that the company is seriously thinking of developing a device with a flexible design. The company had filed patents earlier too for a flexible design. Stay tuned on IBTimes Australia for more updates on Microsoft Surface Pro 5, Surface Book 2, Surface Phone and more.