Microsoft is believed to be working on a new dual-screen device under the Surface brand and while the device is supposed to make calls, it won’t be a traditional smartphone. Microsoft’s Surface Phone was supposed to be a Windows Phone and the company cancelled the idea a while ago.
Andromeda, on the other hand, is a dual-screen device and has nothing to do with so-called Surface Phone.
The news portal WIRED got the chance to interview Panay ahead of the Surface Go’s launch, and the interviewer asked him if Microsoft will ever make a Surface Phone. Panos answered the question and discussed how new form factors is adapting to users.
It appears that the new form factors that the Redmond-based tech giant is currently developing would not include a Surface “Phone”.
“Well, I would not say that that includes a Surface Phone,” Panos Panay said in an interview.
Microsoft is rumoured to be working on Surface Andromeda
Andromeda is the codename of Microsoft’s dual-screen device and it was one of the most anticipated product releases of the year, but the software giant has reportedly postponed the launch until at least early 2019.
According to the latest reports, the company does not want to retire Andromeda entirely. Microsoft will re-work the hardware and software of Andromeda. Microsoft will continue to work on it until the company obtains a more compelling mix that would help Andromeda align with the idea behind the Surface brand.
Pushing back the device to next year is a good move from Microsoft and it should help the company in the near future as the chipmaker is reportedly working on next-generation processors for Windows 10 on ARM. There were rumours that Snapdragon 1000 could be released later this year and it’s specifically designed for Windows 10 ARM.