Microsoft Surface Phone rumors have been dormant, except for a slow drop of leaks every once in a blue moon, but today we’re getting a better idea of how the Andromeda OS-powered device may function if it does in fact launch. The Surface Phone may feature a foldable design with five different preset positions, according to code found by PhoneArena. This isn’t all that different from speculation we’ve seen in the past, we had a hint that the Surface Phone may be able to become a tiny laptop but this is different – we could see varying functionality depending on the physical orientation of the device. This would be far more complex than the foldable Android devices we’ve seen, like the ZTE Axon M, which just extended the display. But how would the functionality change with different configurations? Could you use Excel comfortably with a mobile device? How would a keyboard feel in the supposed laptop form factor? If it’s all screen, will Microsoft implement an under-display fingerprint reader, as we’re expecting from the Samsung Galaxy S10? Needless to say, we don’t know much about how this supposed foldable form factor is going to work. It doesn’t end there, though. The device may be powered by the recently leaked Snapdragon 1000 chipset, according to today’s report. And, because this Qualcomm chip is meant to challenge some of the best processors by Intel, the Surface Phone could potentially outpower most other flagship smartphones, even though running the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. … [Read full story]
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