Microsoft executive Panay hints that LG Display will be supplying the panels for the Surface Phone


As we told you earlier today, a leaked internal Microsoft document indicates that the Andromeda project is indeed a pocketable Surface device that will be "new and disruptive." More and more, it really does seem that this device will be the mythical Surface Phone that Microsoft and Windows fans have long been hoping for. And Surface chief Panos Panay sent out a tweet that adds more fuel to the fire.

The tweet disseminated by Panos hints that LG Display will be the source of the dual panels on the Surface Phone. A picture attached to the tweet shows a hinged photo frame with room for two images, one on each side of the hinge. In other words, this is a very rough idea of what the Surface Phone will look like in tablet mode. On one side is a caricature of Panos that was a present given to the executive by LG Display. On the other side is a photo of a golfing foursome that includes Panay (second from left).

Back in January, there was talk that Microsoft is one of the manufacturers that will depend on LG Display for foldable screens. The Surface Phone is expected to be unveiled later this year, powered by a powerful Snapdragon chip.

source: @panos_panay

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11 Comments

1. iPhoneFanboy

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 21, 2018

https://imgflip.com/i/2d5j4g Hopefully not the case come September with Apple and Google supposedly lol.

2. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea, but Apple and Samsung are tying up all of Samsung Display's capacity so they really do not have a choice.

11. iPhoneFanboy

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 21, 2018

Always wondered, what has to go in to making a new manufacturing plant with the same results in production? Is it cheaper to just improve the current plant or make a second one? Surely Samsung could make another mega plant right?

3. LiveFaith

Posts: 464; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

What's the Surface phone going to run? Either Android or Windows Phone and it's library of 37 apps. It's unbelievable that M$ peed away it's dominant market position in 2003 and let Apple and eventually Google just walks in and take over the show. They've been flailing around in desperation ever since.

6. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

It is never too late!

7. Tech-shake

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 14, 2016

You people have became too fixated on apps and sales number. MS Andromeda doesn’t need to sell a lot or target the Snapchat generation. Just like the entire surface lineup thus far, MS just needs to demonstrate a possibility of another form factor so their partners can follow their lead and make similar products. I mean just look at the surface pro line up. Back when the surface 2 was unveiled everyone called it a flop that will be discountioued shortly, yet here we are with an entire surface line up that will soon have a phone as well.

8. rkoforever90

Posts: 442; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

Probably it will have some kind of emulator to run android apps for those who wants it. Im very much looking forward to this device

4. Demo-jay

Posts: 69; Member since: Feb 13, 2018

I think the only things it could be best for are productivity and gaming...if it's adopting the same function as a laptop then it might be the best gaming device...well since that's the only thing their store has...

5. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Andromeda OS is a form of Windows 10 Core OS that has Telephony API's. This device will be a foldable 2 screen PC Tablet that could come with a built in 4/5 G Cell phone.It'll run some Desktop PC Programs and probably most of the Apps and centennial Win 32/64 bit programs in the Windows 10 store. it will have plenty of useful Apps and programs for Owners of the Andromeda devices to use. rumors say Microsoft may only SELL a limited amount of them so if they offer pre order sales of the Andromeda device and you want one buy em quick.

9. Pureviewuser1

Posts: 151; Member since: Mar 28, 2016

Wow im definately getting one ready to relegate my note 8 to second phone the second its released.

10. wesley.

Posts: 212; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

The picture is obviously a hint for a pocketable folding screen Surface tablet.

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