Microsoft’s foldable Andromeda still on course, tipped for 2019 release


The Galaxy phones maker obviously isn’t the only one working on a foldable phone, Huawei, LG, and even Oppo all have plans of releasing phones with foldable display in the coming year. These Android OEMs aside, Windows phone maker – Microsoft has since been in the news for developing a foldable Surface Phone that might be even more exciting than what any Android OEM could ever imagine.

Reportedly dubbed the Andromeda, a new report from the States suggests the Foldable phone from the Redmond giant is still very much on course.

The info comes courtesy of the Beneath a Surface — a book put together by journalist and Microsoft’s tech blog Thurrot.com collaborator Brad Sams. The book particularly dwells on how Microsoft put together its Surface hardware, and what the Redmond giant has in stock for the coming year 2019 including the much talked about foldable Andromeda that could be targeted at similar devices from Samsung, LG, and Huawei.

Similar to Samsung’s upcoming foldable phone, the book mentioned that the Andromeda will be as compact as it can, but can be transformed into a tablet at will. Reportedly, the device won’t have to rely on Microsoft’s regular old Windows Phone OS, but with a full-fledged Windows experience.

The book further mentioned that the Redmond giant could also be working on a few other products including a new Xbox One console, Surface laptops that could ditch Intel’s for AMD’s, re-designed Surface Studio and a direct iPad Pro 12.9 competitor with a USB-C charging port and rounded corners of the screen.

Since the book has cited a possible 2019 release date, we are expecting some more information about the device in the coming months.

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