Analyst claims folding Surface will hit the market in time for 20H1, will run Android apps

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We reported a few weeks ago that Microsoft showed off a folding Surface laptop at an internal event.

Now Forbes reports that Jeff Lin, Associate Director, Consumer Electronics at IHS Markit, as revealed some more information on the device, sourced from “supply chain info.”

He revealed the device will have two 9-inch screens with a 4:3 aspect ratio, will run WCOS (Windows Core OS) with a  dual display UI, will be an always-connected LTE or 5G device powered by 10nm Intel Lakefield processors, run Android apps and offer iCloud services.

The device will reportedly hit the market in either Q1 or Q2 2020.

Our own sources had earlier told us the device would have a dual-pane rather than flexible screen and have a keyboard overlay accessory to make text entry easier. They also said that while the device will run Windows Core OS it will still also offer support for Win32 apps such as Office.

It seems now with multiple reports the device is indeed heading to the market, will our readers be saving your pennies, or will you wait till version 3? Let us know below.

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