New rumors about the Surface Phone have popped up and this time they mean business. We learn that Microsoft’s product is going to hit the market in the first half of 2020 and it would also end up running Android apps.
Turns out that Microsoft already showed off a folding Surface laptop during an internal event. Now according to Forbes, Jeff Lin, a reputed analyst unveiled details about the device. It’s going to have two 9 inch screens with a 4:3 aspect ratio and it will run on WCOS (Windows Core OS), using a special dual display UI. It will also be an always connected machine, with 4G or even 5G.
Inside we’ll find 10 nm Intel Lakefield processors and the device will come with Android app support, iCloud services and more. The device will hit the market in Q1 or Q2 next year. The “folding” or “foldable” part is uncertain, since we will rather have a dual pane approach, instead of an actually flexible screen. A keyboard overlay accessory is also mentioned for easier text entry.
We could end up with a sort of ZTE Axon M, with bigger screens and a new type of hinge. In the end the “Surface Phone” name sounds like too much and it’s probably going to be a sort of Surface Tablet Fold or something like that. Expect a hefty price.