Gadgets with a folding display is a trend of 2018, as now a growing number of manufacturers are interested in the release of such devices. Most of them want to create a folding smartphone.
Displays, with a high effective area, (“frameless”) – this is without a doubt the last trend in the smartphone market. It is possible that in the future they will be replaced by flexible / folding displays – Samsung can present a smartphone with such a screen already at CES 2018 (it may be like this). Microsoft Corporation is developing a non-standard tablet computer for the project with the code name Andromeda.
It is reported that Microsoft Andromeda will have a cellular connection and when folded, it will be the size of a large smartphone. That is, it can be fully accommodated in a pocket, for example, a jacket. But it will not be a smartphone. The main emphasis in creating this device is the ability to work with the stylus and recognize handwriting. For example, there will be a branded application “Notepad”, in which the text will be entered as if it is the most common notepad and entries are made with the conventional pen. In addition, virtual pages can be scrolled, as usual.
The device should get SoC Snapdragon and will run a full-fledged Windows 10 operating system. Microsoft does not plan to compete with Android devices or iPad tablets. Instead, the software giant wants to create a new segment. Perceive it, as a kind of “digital journal”. All this agrees very well with Nadella’s promises to release an “uncompromising” and “fundamentally different” mobile device.
Unfortunately, while there is no information about the characteristics of Microsoft Andromeda. And it’s unclear whether this will be a one-piece foldable display, or a design with two screens connected by hinges. All details about the new gadget from the Empire of Bill Gates are still kept secret. But it is obvious that if the device eventually gets to the market, it will happen very soon. Although, according to preliminary information, its announcement is expected in the first or second quarter of 2018.
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