This year there has been an increasing momentum of leaks regarding Microsoft’s so-called Surface Phone, a pocketable dual-screened hinged tablet/phone hybrid running a new version of Windows 10 called Andromeda.
Now some more details of the device have leaked via an internal document which confirms much of the details.
According to the email, the device will be a “new and disruptive” part of the Surface family that will blur the lines between what’s considered PC and mobile.
“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,” the document notes. “It will blur the lines between mobile and stationary computing,” it also says, which suggests the presence of Continuum-like features.
According to the email, the device is identical to the concept render above by David Breyer, itself based on Microsoft patents. Crucially unlike other devices on the market already the hinge is apparently nearly completely bridged when the device is open, as in the picture above.
According to the leak, the device will support a stylus and include notepad-like apps. The document has not clarified if the device will have an Intel or ARM processor.
The Verge claims the device is still heading to a 2018 release, with similar devices from other OEMs to “follow afterwards.” They, however, caution that the device may still be cancelled at any stage.
With only 5 months left in the year, if the device is still being released, I expect the trickle of leaks will very soon turn into a deluge.
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Via The Verge