The Surface family is getting bigger next year. London-based global information provider IHS Markit says Microsoft will be releasing a dual-screen, 9″ variant during the first half of 2020.
The foldable Surface will be powered by an Intel 10 nm Lakefield SOC and run Windows Core OS (WCOS), a modern version of the operating system that aims to keep the Windows experience consistent on different devices. Android apps and Apple’s iCloud service are supported.
The device also features always-on connectivity via LTE or 5G.
Windows Central and The Verge reported early this year that Microsoft is preparing a dual-screen mobile device and more recently showed Microsoft demonstrating a dual-screen Surface.
Devices makers are expected to turn to foldable designs in the coming years as they strive to move mobile devices beyond long-established single-screen products.