Microsoft Working on Dual-Display 'Pocketable' Surface Device for 2018 Release

Isaac Cain
July 2, 2018

In the internal company emails, obtained by The Verge, Microsoft describes Andromeda as "a new pocketable Surface device form factor that brings together innovative new hardware and software experiences to create a truly personal and versatile computing experience". It's supposed to be released this year, so expect it to appear somewhere this Autumn. Microsoft is apparently blessing it with a wraparound display which bridges the gap of the hinge when it's fully laid out.

Microsoft's long-rumored Surface device that can be folded in half has, well, surfaced yet again - this time via a leaked document from Microsoft.

Alas, Andromeda, if it's indeed real, is still being developed inside Microsoft, and there's still the possibility of things changing. Elsewhere, it is suggested that the device will "blur the lines between mobile and stationary computing".

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Microsoft is reportedly developing a foldable tablet, and the evidence pile that suggests so just grew larger. According to the report, Microsoft is experimenting with ARM chips, but the device could still ship on Qualcomm or Intel platforms. In 2009, it was the Microsoft Courier, while more recently, patents showed something that looked more like a folding Surface allegedly codenamed Andromeda.

Originally, Microsoft had introduced Surface Pro and Surface RT six years ago as devices which were designed for creation of a new category for challenging the differences between a laptop and a tablet. There have been rumors of a Surface Phone in the past but that has yet to be revealed, assuming that it is still in the works. You can see a caricature of Panay in the left frame thanking the LG Display team pictured on the right. The tweet hints that the dual displays for the alleged Surface Phone will be manufactured by LG Display. Microsoft presently plans to launch Andromeda in 2018 along with other similar devices that will follow afterwards.

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