New Surface Phone renders show the rumored device in laptop and gaming modes
If you're one of those people who doesn't believe in the tooth fairy, unicorns, supply-side economics, Santa Claus and the Surface Phone, it appears that you can scratch the last item off the list. Over the last few days, it has become apparent that the device codenamed Andromeda is indeed a foldable Surface device that very well could be the long awaited phone.
Back in December, and again the other day, we showed you some renders of the device produced by David Breyer. Breyer based his art on information from patents awarded to Microsoft, and patent applications filed by the software giant. Engineering samples produced by Microsoft are said to perfectly resemble Breyer's renders.
Today, Mr. Breyer has sent out a tweet showing some new renders based on two modes for the Surface Phone. The device is expected to show different UIs on the two screens depending on the mode being employed, and Breyer's render of laptop mode shows a virtual QWERTY keyboard on the bottom screen. In gaming mode, the bottom display has virtual Xbox controls while the game being played is viewed on the top screen.
The Surface Phone is expected to be released some time later this year as Microsoft is looking to get its foldable form factor out in the marketplace before Samsung. The latter is expected to unveil its Galaxy X at MWC 2019 in February.
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