Apart from the fact that Microsoft mogul Bill Gates regrets letting Google take Android OS for smartphones to a big league, everything around the brand is working in its favor. A recent report suggests Microsoft is working on a foldable device that will not have a foldable display but rather two separate displays arranged in an aspect ratio of 4:3 while each measuring 9-inches diagonally or a single 9-inch display in its flexible foldable form factor depending upon the various sources. The device will be attached under Microsoft’s ‘Surface’ series.
Microsoft did demonstrate a foldable product earlier this year which actually helped ignite the flames over the fire. According to a research firm IHS Markit, Microsoft’s upcoming foldable Surface will run on Microsoft Windows 10 but will be compatible with dual display UI.
To elaborate further, the report states that Microsoft is working on Windows Core OS that will be optimized for foldable devices. Since the device has a dual display UI, it will be compatible to run both iCloud services and Android apps apart from the usual Windows apps and services without any doubt. The Surface foldable device will also have the latest Lakefield octa-core chipset from Intel which is being developed for this specific device using 10nm manufacturing product that promises extraordinary performance without any glitches. The device will also have connectivity services up to LTE or 5G.
Previously, Microsoft demoed a foldable dual-screen device codenamed Centaurus which is something we might be expecting with the upcoming Surface device although we aren’t sure at the moment.
Lenovo recently showcased its first foldable PC that appears as a tablet when opened and as a book when folded and packs in a 13.3-inch 4.3 OLED 2K LG display and it is expected to release in 2020. We could be seeing something like that happening with Microsoft as well.
On the other hand, Samsung and Huawei have already demonstrated its capability by unleashing their own foldable devices although both were delayed due to some complications with the budding foldable display. However, Samsung is reportedly ready to ship its Galaxy Fold while Huawei has booked a date sometime in September this year to launch its Huawei Mate X foldable device.
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