Microsoft has long been rumoured to be
working on a foldable dual-screen device codenamed
Andromeda with Qualcomm’s
Snapdragon processor. At Computex, both Asus and Lenovo
unveiled the dual-screen Windows 10 laptops. It appears that
Intel has been also working on a dual-screen Windows-powered
PCs for almost two years, and the chipmaker presented the
design concept at Computex.
Intel Tiger Rapids runs Windows 10 operating system and
features a dual displays design. It also uses a hinge in the
middle to enable foldability, and interestingly, Intel is using
electronic paper displays (EPD) for the display.
It took Intel almost 3 years to build a working prototype and
the company is still working on this device. The chipmaker
hasn’t confirmed whether or not a similar ever make it to the
Intel Tiger Rapids Specifications
Intel has codenamed its project Tiger Rapids and it looks very
similar to Lenovo
Yoga Book 2. The Intel Tiger Rapids would display the
keyboard on any one of the screens, and the prototype appears
to have two 7.9-inch LCD displays. It’s 4.85mm thick and
comes with necessary outputs including a USB Type-C port.
The device is powered by the latest Kaby Lake processor.
Interestingly, it can offer up to 13 to 15 hours. Such a device
Windows Core OS would offer advanced capabilities and
longer battery life.
Dual-screen Windows devices, the next big thing
Microsoft has also lost out on mobile, and there are no
Windows Phones out there, the software giant believes that this
is the right time for foldable phones-tablets. Microsoft aims
to create a new category of devices with the rumoured
Andromeda. Needless to say, Microsoft is known for
envisioning wild hardware ideas, and the Surface 2-in-1 lineup
is one of the perfect examples.
ZTE has already launched the Axon M with dual-displays, but
Microsoft is thinking about something better and innovative.
Dell is reportedly working on a foldable dual-screen device
with Windows 10 as well, and it’s codenamed Januss.
Over the years, Microsoft published several patents
to indicate that it might introduce a foldable device this
year, and by the looks of things, it’s likely that OEM partners
will also join the push next year.
A foldable mobile device would be easy to carry around and
pocketable. Microsoft in a patent application
explained the easiest way to increase the display size is
to introduce a dual-display device.