MS to release foldable smartphone

The much-awaited Surface device is expected to launch early 2019

By Author  |  Published: 2nd Dec 2018  9:01 pm

Microsoft’s much talked-about foldable Surface device, code-named ‘Andromeda’, may hit the market in 2019, according to a new book titled Beneath a Surface.

The book by journalist and tech blog collaborator Brad Sams, which started shipping on November 29, covers how Microsoft built the Surface brand and also details some of the upcoming Surface products.

Beneath a Surface tells how the Redmond, Washington-headquartered software giant made its hardware dreams a reality by turning a failure into a fortune.

Surface phone enthusiasts earlier this year ran a petition on to persuade Microsoft to reverse its reported decision to cancel the dual-screen computing device.

But, the new book suggests that ‘Andromeda’, a foldable device that is a phone and a tablet, could be in the hands of the people next year itself.

The book suggests that Andromeda could be a bit larger that the “pocketable” design seen in the patents. “Again, this device will ship when it’s ready and there is justification for it but the company sees it as a visionary device and it is currently slated for a Q4 (of 2019) release,” the author writes in a blog post.