We reported three days ago on a dual-screen Windows 10 device spotted in Qualcomm’s promo video for the Snapdragon 8cx processor.
The device can be seen above or in animated gif form below.
Today we heard a rumour which ties together some interesting strands.
On Twitter, Kevin Cocquyt noticed that the two sides of the device bear a striking resemblance to the Surface Go, and certainly, the aspect ratios of the devices are the same.
That's 2 Go's 'magnetized' together (a screen instead of a detachable keyboard)?
— Kevin Cocquyt (@KevinCocquyt39) December 7, 2018
Reliable leaker and Microsoft pundit WalkingCat also contributed an interesting titbit – that the keyboard connector of the Surface Go was different from other Surface devices, with Brad Sams saying this was for a “sekret” project.
We also recall that while the current Surface Go is powered by an Intel chip, the device was originally rumoured to be an ARM-powered Qualcomm device.
The rumour does bring to mind another, that of the Dell Januss, another dual-screened ARM-powered Windows 10 device, for which a demo app leaked which would connect two different Windows 10 tablets together.
At the time this was assumed to just be for prototyping purposes, but it could be that linking two independent devices together was the game plan all along.
Altogether there is still not much proof, but if Microsoft at one point planned to make it easy to create a dual-screen tablet by connecting two $400 Surface Go tablets together with a special case, this would be a rather safe way to introduce the concept to the buying public, as long as it also comes along with some interesting and useful software experiences.
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