[dropcap]R[/dropcap]umours about Microsoft’s long-awaited foldable phone, Surface Phone, refuse to die. Codenamed Andromeda, Surface Phone is now expected to see light of the day early next year.
As per a report by Tom’s Guide, a book published by journalist and Microsoft tech blog Thurrot.com collaborator Brad Sams says that Project Andromeda is said to reality in the first half of 2019. The device is said to be just like the foldable Samsung phone that we witnessed a glimpse of in November.
The Andromeda device will be running more like Microsoft’s Surface laptops rather than running on an OS such as Android. The book also mentions that the company managed to create $1 billion a year business out of their Surface lineup.
Apart from this, there is not much information about this new foldable smartphone from Microsoft, but one thing is becoming clear and it is that the future of smartphones is definitely foldable. We have seen earlier reports of LG, Apple, and Huawei also working on foldable type smartphones which should be coming out in the next one to two years.
The book further reveals that Microsoft will release new Xbox One devices and Surface laptops with AMD chips instead of Intel in 2019. A new iPad Pro competitor is also tipped to come from Microsoft and the device is said to feature a USB Type-C port, thin bezels and rounded corners. This device is said to release at the end of 2019. Lastly, there is also a mention of what could be a Surface smart speaker. According to the book, the device “is designed to help deal with some of the common frustrations of using a smartphone.”