Microsoft to reportedly launch foldable 9-inch Surface running Android apps in 2020

On: June 25, 2019

Microsoft is reportedly working on a foldable Surface tablet dual 9-inch displays and 4:3 aspect ratio. The new Surface is expected to be launched in the first half of next year.

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The new Surface tablet is expected to run a new Windows version – WCOS (Windows Core OS) which is designed for dual displays. Interestingly, the report states that the device device will be capable of running Android apps and will support Apple’s iCloud. On the hardware front, it is expected to be powered by the Intel’s 10nm Lakefield processor. Connectivity options are likely to include LTE or even 5G.

Late last year, Windows Central reported that Microsoft was working with Intel on a dual-screen Surface codenamed Centaurus. It is worth noting that Microsoft had attempted to create a similar device as part of project Andromeda. However, the project seems to have been put on hold for now.

Apart from Microsoft, companies like Lenovo are also working on foldable devices with a bigger screen. The foldable Samsung Galaxy Fold is also expected to be launched soon.