Microsoft Surface Pro
Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 is seen during the launch of their Surface 2 tablets in New York September 23, 2013. Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

There is no clear indication yet on when the Microsoft Surface Phone will come out. While some may hold reservations, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has announced that there is one coming. The only problem is that an actual release date is lacking.

With most of that up in the cloud, all Microsoft Surface Phone fans can do is contemplate on what the potential phone version of the Surface Pro will have to offer. In a previous post, there was an alleged Surface Mobile spotte frdom the official Microsoft page courtesy of Twitter user @h0x0d (WalkingCat). It carried much of the specs expected for the mythical Microsoft device, complete with docking capabilities. Similar to most suggestions, this spotting is unofficial and should be taken with a grain of salt.

Now, there is a new spotting, though it is more of a concept. Ryan Smalley suggests a Surface Note concept that runs on Windows 10 complete with an adaptive shell and an edgeless screen on both halves of the foldable device, MS Power User reports. It also comes with a depth-sensing camera that supports mixed reality and support for Microsoft’s Surface Pen.

The alleged Surface Note is far different from the Microsoft Surface Phone most had in mind. Apparently, this concept may be leaning more on the tablet-niche, which may be a smaller version than the patented Microsoft Surface 4 currently out in the market. While that would make no sense, the only thing folks may get out of it is that it may be smaller.

Since it is still a concept, the Surface Note holds no promise of ever hitting the market. If it was the much-awaited Microsoft Surface Phone, size would be an inconsistency unless there are iterations forthcoming.

Brushing aside the Surface Note concept, most are still keeping tabs on when the Surface Phone will become a reality. It is believed to be a powerful device that could perform tasks a traditional desktop PC is able to do.

The HP Elite x3 is one of many hybrid devices out in the market, though most want something fairly close to the Microsoft Surface Pro series. With no plans for a Microsoft Surface Pro 5, a Surface Phone could be the technology Nadella is looking for, with the Redmond company wanting to keep its lead in the 2-in-1 mobile solution segment.