Microsoft’s foldable Windows 10 device will reportedly launch this year

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Back of Microsoft Andromeda

Microsoft’s upcoming mobile device codenamed Andromeda (often
referred to as Surface Phone) has long been considered as an
innovative Windows 10 device. Microsoft Andromeda is said to be
a flagship Surface-branded device with a dual-screen and
innovative hinge technology setup.

While the
Surface Phone rumour makes the rounds every once in a while
but it’s already clear that Microsoft is not interested in yet
another smartphone. The company is reportedly working on a
foldable device with
Windows Core OS, and it’s codenamed, Andromeda.

It’s also worth noting that Surface Phone doesn’t exist,
and Microsoft is going to use a different product name for
its foldable device when it goes live. Surface Phone was a
smartphone, and it’s a thing of the past.

Today, a new report from reliable sources confirmed that
Microsoft’s Andromeda is launching later this year. It’s a
pocketable Windows 10 device that’s supposed to create a “truly
personal and versatile computing experience”.

As expected, the
OEM partners are also planning to release similar hardware,
and Microsoft’s plan is to create a new category of devices.

Everything we know so far

It’s likely that Microsoft’s Andromeda will run on ARM
processor, and it won’t be a smartphone. The device is also not
supposed to be a iPhone iller, instead, it will invent
a new product category in the typical Microsoft fashion.

Microsoft’s foldable device project is believed to be called
internally “Andromeda,” and it’s based on a completely new idea
that would contribute to the creation of new device
category.

Rumoured Andromeda is based on a dual-screen design and
a revolutionary hinge connecting them. It’s likely that
the device will be “empowering people to do more,” with
the main focus on productivity and modularity. Microsoft is
building the device by making no compromises, so it’s likely
that it will offer excellent mobility.

The device could be your phone, tablet or laptop, it can server
all-purpose depending on the position and angle of the
displays. There’s a big chance that it will support phone
capabilities and LTE will be offered.

Microsoft could take the wraps off Andromeda sometime this
year, but there’s actually no confirmation of this, so
everything is still a rumour.

Intel recently showed off prototype foldable device, and the
company’s
VP also expects similar products to launch by the end of
2018.

What do you think of rumoured Andromeda? Let us know your
thoughts in the comments below.



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