Microsoft is planning small foldable* Surface due the first half of next year, a market research firm said.
The foldable Surface is expected to have two 9-inch screens with a 4:3 aspect ratio, Jeff Lin, [..] at IHS Markit, told me in an email, citing "supply chain info."
It is due as early as the first quarter of 2020 or by the first half of 2020, Lin said.
Other details cited by IHS Markit include:
- Will use Windows 10 OS new version -- WCOS (Windows Core OS) -- for dual display UI (User Interface)
- Adopt Intel 10 nanometer (nm) system-on-a-chip (SOC) Lakefield**
- Run Android Apps and iCloud service in Windows 10
- Always on connectivity function (LTE or 5G)
*IHS Markit described the device as "foldable." Whether that means a foldable display like the Samsung Galaxy Fold or two displays that fold together is not clear.
** PC World wrote that Lakefield-based PCs may come with dual displays, folding screens, “and other innovative form factors.”