A report from reliable sources revealed that Qualcomm is working on Snapdragon 850 processor for next-generation Always Connected PCs powered by Windows 10 on ARM. Microsoft’s next mobile device codenamed Andromeda (referred to as Surface Phone) is also supposed to launch with Windows 10 on ARM and the rumoured processor.
Microsoft’s Andromeda, often referred to as Surface Phone is the company’s long rumoured and mythical foldable phone. It’s a 2-in-1 device from Surface team that’s supposed to replace your smartphone and tablet.
The Surface devices are built for business with powerful, and ultra-versatile design. It neatly define the categories that Microsoft wants populate, while also encouraging partners to step up their design game. Microsoft’s Surface laptops proved to be effective in the case of 2-in-1 devices, and it also motivated the partners to do the same.
As expected, Microsoft partners are now also working on a dual-screen. If the reports are believed to be true, Dell is also working on a dual-screen mobile-type device codenamed Januss. By the looks of things, Dell is the first big name interested in a dual-screen Courier-like project and it’s a good news for the Redmond-based Microsoft.
Interestingly, Dell started working on the rumoured dual-screen device in the summer of 2017 and the company is still committed to the project. Dell Januss is already in the prototype stage and some improvements were implemented earlier this year, so it’s likely the dual-screen could still be launched after all.
As noted above, Dell’s dual screen model would run Windows 10 ARM and it could be powered by Qualcomm’s next-generation Snapdragon 850 processor specifically optimized for Microsoft’s platform. Interestingly, it will also support LTE connectivity and cameras. It will also feature an accelerometer and a gyroscope.
It appears to be a mobile-type device with smartphone-like features, and the device also supports USB Type-C ports for fast charging. The specs sheet is a living proof that the company is aiming towards building a mobile device with Microsoft to support the software giant’s new initiative.
Despite the project being in a rather advanced stage, Dell could still cancel the rumoured device. However, it’s highly unlikely. If everything goes as per the schedule, Dell’s Janus will be announced along with Microsoft’s mythical Andromeda phone, which itself is supposed to happen launch this year.