This Report Confirms that Microsoft is Working on the Surface Phone


A recent report confirms that Microsoft is working on a pocket-sized dual-screen Surface device according to information sourced from Microsoft internal documents and shared by The Verge.

The device, nicknamed as Andromeda, is Microsoft’s attempt to bridge the gap between mobile and stationary computing. Microsoft is working in thus project for at least two years and the official launch is probably going to happen soon.

“It’s 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,” is exactly how Microsoft describes the device internally.

The Surface Phone will feature a wraparound display that bridges the gap of the hinge when it is fully opened. The pocketable Surface can be folded in either direction or laid flat, as can be seen in the renderings.

Andromeda rendering via David Breyer

Microsoft is said to be experimenting with stylus input for the pocket Surface, with prototype devices equipped with styluses and notepad-like apps for note taking.

Sources warn that this project could be ceased anytime but Microsoft is said to have tentative 2018 release date plans, which would mean development on the device is nearing completion.

If all this happens, the Surface Phone will bring Windows Fanatics back with a Mobile device.

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