Microsoft’s Surface series of hardware devices have so far been limited to tablets and laptops. There have been rumors of a Surface Phone in the past but that has yet to be revealed, assuming that it is still in the works. However there could be a new Surface device that Microsoft has yet to announce, according to a leaked email obtained by The Verge.
The email references an internal document within Microsoft that talks about a device codenamed Andromeda. If this sounds familiar, it is because late last year there was a rumor that Microsoft could be working on a device called Andromeda that is supposedly a foldable notebook. Based on the latest leak, it seems to corroborate those claims and suggests that it could very well be the first pocketable Surface device.
— David Breyer (@D_Breyer) December 18, 2017
According to Microsoft’s internal description of Andromeda, “It’s a new pocketable Surface device form factor that brings together innovative new hardware and software experiences to create a truly personal and versatile computing experience.” Designer David Breyer has even shared some renders (see above) on what the device could look like based on patents, which according to The Verge are said to be identical the the current prototypes developed by Microsoft.
However before you get your hopes up at seeing the launch of Andromeda, The Verge’s sources claim that Microsoft could pull the plug on the project at any stage. It could very well end up like the Surface Mini which was allegedly pulled at the very last minute.