Microsoft could release a dual panel device next year

Madalina Dinita
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There have been many rumors circulating around the idea of a dual-panel Windows 10 device. As you all know, the elusive Surface Phone is still shrouded in mystery.

However, we recently found an interesting SDK note that suggests Microsoft might still be working on a dual panel device. Surprisingly, it seems that these devices will be running Windows 10 Vibranium.

As you can see in the screenshot below, the hinged dual panel device posture assumes support for orientation.windows 10 dual panel device

Microsoft could launch two new dual panel devices next year

As Tero Alhonen suggested, this note indicates Microsoft could launch a dual panel device in 2020 — if we’re lucky.

Otherwise, if Microsoft’s plans don’t yield the expected results, the company might release dual panel devices sometime in 2021 or even 2022.

In previous SDK versions the HDPD definitions were under 19H1. Vibranium might mean we won’t see hindged dual panel device this year but 2020 earliest.

However, since all the major tech companies in the world enrolled in this foldable dual-screen device competition, we’re sure Microsoft engineers will do their best to successfully complete the project by 2020. Otherwise, the big M risks losing the boat.

In other words, the next Surface Hub 2X or the mysterious Andromeda foldable portable device might run Windows 10 Vibranium next year.

Speaking of which, there’s a recent patent that surfaced online describing two methods Microsoft wants to employ so as to build foldable Surface devices. As you can see, it all starts to make sense now.

As a quick reminder, the next big core update is reportedly codenamed Vibranium and Microsoft already uses it to build Windows 10 20H1 build releases.

What do you think about all these rumors? Are you looking forward to Microsoft releasing its very own dual panel device?

Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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