A new idea of the Microsoft’s foldable Surface phone has been revealed by a popular YouTube channel called ConceptCreator. Codenamed Andromeda, Microsoft is reportedly working on this elusive smartphone for many years.
The handset follows a clamshell design, and there are no buttons on it. The concocted design can be folded into a complete tablet.
The users will be seeing a lot of similarities in the smartphone to the established line of Surface devices. It is also expected to have a stylus that is almost similar to the one users found on Surface Laptop and Surface Pro.
Microsoft has not made any official statement regarding the product, so it is just a matter of time to see that to what extent these predictions are true.
The news about the mysterious Andromeda foldable device first surfaced in July last year. The smartphone/tablet hybrid becomes a phone by folding into half. At the same time, it also provides the functionality of the tablet by folding out.
The tech giant is also reported to be experimenting with ARM processors, but it is yet to be revealed whether the final device will have Qualcomm or Intel processors.
Will Microsoft win the foldable smartphone war?
Microsoft has expended its ecosystem and diversified its business with its evolution from a software company into a hardware one. During the last quarter, the commercial cloud business has recently observed a 47% rise annually with the addition of more consumers and companies to the ecosystem. The investors can take advantage of the situation by keeping a track of the recent launches in 2019.
The recent reports revealed that the leading smartphone companies Apple, LG, and Huawei are also working on the foldable handsets. These smartphones are expected to hit the stores in the next two or three years.
We can predict from these major developments that the future of smartphones is undeniably going to be foldable. The various patents logged by Microsoft were used by this YouTube channel to create a three-dimensional model of the phone.
With this new product category, it is the perfect time for Microsoft to beat its rivals with its Surface brand.
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