According to information released by the The Verge, Microsoft is currently developing “Andromeda”, a Dual-Screen Surface device intended to “blur the line between mobile and stationary computing.”
“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,” is exactly how Microsoft describes the device internally.”
The device is intended to feature a wraparound display capable of bridging the gap created by the hinge when it is fully opened, The Verge states that the most recent prototype is almost exactly like the Andromeda renderings released by David Breyer in December, and is allegedly able to fold in either direction, aswell as being laid flat.
Microsoft is also believed to be researching into stylus input for the pocket Surface, and notepad-like apps for flexible use. It is warned that the work on the project could be halted at any moment, but that the device may be nearing completion anyway.
Rumors also suggest that Apple may be looking with LG into similar concepts such as an iPhone with a foldable display, however LG is still a few years off developing such technology, thus if Apple was to develop a foldable device it would be further down the line than Samsung’s release.