Microsoft is reportedly working on a new mobile-type device
codenamed Andromeda, also referred to as Surface Phone. The
mythical Andromeda is said to feature foldable body, run
on ARM processor, and full Windows 10 operating system
Yet another report claims that the device will support phone
capabilities. The report suggests that the current prototypes
feature telephony capabilities, just like the Windows Phone.
While it’s not going to look or work like a traditional
smartphone, it’s quite obvious that we’ll be able to make calls
and send texts.
Microsoft’s long rumoured device could convert from laptop to
tablet or phone by simply adjusting the position and angle of
the displays. At the same time, it will offer phone
capabilities similar to those of the Windows Phones.
The dual-screen devices are the next big thing in the
smartphone market. It would essentially allow a device with two
screens and a revolutionary hinge to have different purposes
depending on the position and angle of the displays.
Not just Microsoft but the other smartphone makers are also
interested in foldable phones, and Intel the chipmaker also
believe that we’ll see foldable devices later this year. The
company itself has showcased concept called
Intel Tiger Rapids envisioning how the whole thing could
The dual-screen device doesn’t necessarily mean a laptop. For
Samsung’s rumoured foldable phone will reportedly feature a
7-inch display when unfolded, and 4-inch display when folded.
From traditional laptops to smartphones, there will be a
huge variety of dual-screen devices. ASUS’
Precog is said to be a traditional laptop with two screens
and hinge. On the other hand, Samsung’s foldable phone will be
a tablet that can be folded and used as a smartphone.
As there’s a good chance that the Andromeda will be able to
make calls and send text messages, Microsoft will compete with
Samsung and other smartphone makers in dual-screen devices
The foldable mobile device is still in development, and while
several report indicates that it could be unveiled later this
year, the launch apparently depends on how the current
prototype performs in labs at Microsoft.