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Microsoft may release foldable smartphone in 2019

IANS  |  San Francisco 

Microsoft's much talked-about foldable Surface device, codenamed "Andromeda", may hit the market in 2019, according to a new book titled "Beneath a Surface".

The book by and tech blog collaborator Brad Sams, which started shipping on November 29, covers how built the Surface brand and also details some of the upcoming Surface products.

"Beneath a Surface" tells how the Redmond, Washington-headquartered made its hardware dreams a reality by turning "a failure into a fortune".

Surface Phone enthusiasts earlier this year ran a petition on "" to persuade to reverse its reported decision to cancel the

But the new book suggests that "Andromeda", a that is a phone and a tablet, could be in the hands of the people next year itself.

The book suggests that could be a bit larger that the "pocketable" design seen in the patents.

"Again, this device will ship when it's ready and there is justification for it but the company sees it as a and it is currently slated for a Q4 (of 2019) release," the wrote in a blog post.

South Korean maker last month unveiled a foldable and announced that it would release the device in the first half of 2019. Chinese giant is also reportedly working on a

"And the device that started the entire book, the Surface Pro will get heavily updated in Q4 of 2019 with thinner bezels, new colour options, USB-C, and a few other enhancements," Sams added.



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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 13:46 IST