Microsoft is developing a Surface tablet, Codenamed Andromeda, that can fold up to fit in a pocket.
Although it is still under development, it is believed to have a wraparound display that bridges the gap of the hinge when it’s fully opened.
‘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 how Microsoft describes the device internally, according to Verge.
Prototype devices include styluses and notepad-like apps to capture notes, and the tech giant hopes the device could help make up for its disastrous attempts to create a mobile phone.
“It will blur the lines between mobile and stationary computing,” reads one internal document describing the device.
It is believed the first devices could be released this year, and the firm plans to license the design to other manufacturers as well.
Microsoft has filed patents for a pocketable, dual-screen, handheld device in the past, which many believe could be Andromeda.
But the firm could abandon the device at any point as it previously developed a ‘Surface Mini’ that was abandoned just weeks before launch.
Surface boss Panos Panay previously confirmed the existence of a Surface Mini to Wired, describing the cancelled device as ‘awesome’ and ‘like a Moleskine.’
Tech sources claim Microsoft may want Andromeda to serve as a personal computer and that it could take the shape of a Surface Phone.