New Surface Phone renders show the rumored device in laptop and gaming modes

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.


source: @D_Breyer

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26 Comments

1. stulla

Posts: 94; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Interesting

2. dnomadic

Posts: 423; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Intriguing

3. dnomadic

Posts: 423; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

As a windows phone lover, I could get this. I’m not big apps guy but I do need support. If they support it they can count me in.

4. kiko007

Posts: 7499; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Thought provoking

5. checkmymike

Posts: 220; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

This is interesting. Only issue is no. of apps.

19. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1435; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

If it runs Windows 10 Mobile, trust me it's not gonna be the only issue.

23. white_Shadoww

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 15, 2018

I don't think Windows 10 Mobile can run Ori and the Blind Forest. Also, they killed Windows 10 Mobile a long time ago, so I don't think they will use it here. Secondly, they created Windows on ARM which is what makes sense on a device like this. So, it is most likely that this device will have Windows on ARM.

6. Dwag76

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 30, 2018

This is something else! I think I might like it.

7. ahmadkun

Posts: 608; Member since: May 02, 2016

Things we hear about but never have seen 'em 1- God 2- Aliens 3- Microsoft surface Phone

8. Rager722 unregistered

How will this be used in one handed mode? I wouldn't like a screen on the back when folded. Will be prone to fall damage.

10. JCASS889

Posts: 553; Member since: May 18, 2018

What other phone is not prone to fall damage, stop being picky.

13. kucma

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Note 7...

15. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

would be able to rotate 360 degrees

9. Arthurhkt

Posts: 724; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Provided they priced it right, or else its not going to attract large consumer based even it was truly innovative.

11. Sparkxster

Posts: 1238; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

This phone is very innovative! Might be my next phone.

18. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1435; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

It reminds me a lot of Sony's Tablet P from 2012. I wonder how innovative it really ends up being once released.

12. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Gaming mode made me cringe, this would be the least comfortable way to play on a phone ever

21. Sleeplessmedal

Posts: 31; Member since: Feb 02, 2018

Bruh, it just a concept. Even if they implement its gonna be way more convenient than others

14. skips

Posts: 481; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

uhh, Some things don't have to be touchscreen. Gamepad is surely one of them. And working on office apps with a touchscreen keyboard makes me want to question reality. I guess I am definitely not in the targeted customer range for this device, because lord. I don't understand why would we need it ?? And I'm speaking for foldables in general, not just digging at Microsoft.

17. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

so, I guess you use a blackberry phone then? otherwise you make no sense tbh

16. ALMBO6

Posts: 196; Member since: May 28, 2018

Not impressed.

20. savagx

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 15, 2015

Mesmerizing

22. aihpcfl unregistered

Faster please. I'm ready to buy.

24. albie1937

Posts: 23; Member since: Feb 05, 2012

Reminds me of the days of the HTC Touch Pro but now more advanced.

25. mixedfish

Posts: 1560; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

So officially will be the worlds biggest 'phone'.

26. rsiders

Posts: 1970; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Man leaving Windows Phone for Android really paid off in giving me the luxury of enjoying my life without waiting for what has turned out to be several years for this device. It looks like its a go now finally and that's great. All I need is to be able to get it on my carrier and have access to all the apps I now enjoy on the Android ecosystem. Without that happening for me personally this will be just another gorgeous dream device I won't bother with. I'll be at the Microsoft store frequently though.lol

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