For too long, Microsoft has been hinting us about a mysterious surface device through patents and leaked reports. The device codenamed “Andromeda,” which was speculated to be a dual screen device and a hybrid of PC and a smartphone.
A leaked document obtained by The Verge confirms a pocketable surface device with foldable dual-screen. “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 how Microsoft puts it.
The new dual-screen surface device could be a successor to the Surface Book 2 in the surface line of personal computing. The document also suggests the inclusion of a stylus and notepad apps as well. Indeed, the device will offer a lot of other new features to complement the dual touchscreen.
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The design of the Andromeda device will offer a wraparound display that bridges the gap of the hinge when it’s fully opened and would blur the lines between what’s considered PC and mobile. It is also experimenting with the ARM processors to power the prototype Andromeda devices.
Microsoft has been very secretive about its new hybrid device and did not reveal much, other than it will create “new and disruptive” device category to influence the overall Surface roadmap.