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The long-rumored Microsoft Andromeda device could use the next-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 chip

Microsoft Andromeda unofficial render
Microsoft Andromeda unofficial render
While most rumors that we heard so far mentioned an ARM processor, new ones reveal that the upcoming foldable Windows 10 device will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000, a chip that was specifically created for Windows on ARM devices. Also known as the Surface Phone, the Andromeda still needs to be confirmed by Microsoft.

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Expected to hit the market as the Surface Phone, the device also known as Microsoft Andromeda has been in the rumor mill for a while now. We already knew that this product will hit the market running Windows 10 for ARM devices, but now the rumors are getting a bit more specific: the chip inside the Surface Phone/Microsoft Andromeda could be the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000.

According to the information spotted by Roland Quandt in the LinkedIn profile of a Microsoft QC engineer, "Qualcomm SDM1000 is destined to end up in "desktop" PCs with Windows 10 on ARM, Microsofts project "Andromeda" (?) and even HoloLens." Taking the whole story one step further, Quandt also added that "The codename seems to be Project "Poipu", which just so happens to be a place on Kauai Island, Hawaii. And if y'all remember, Hawaii is where QC announced their last flagship SoCs. Would be kinda surprised to see that this is a coincident." (the grammar mistakes in the quote have been left untouched, in case you wanted to let us know about this)

The Microsoft Andromeda has been described in a few patents by Microsoft already, but the product itself was not confirmed by the tech giant headquartered in Redmond so far, although the company's officials mentioned a few times the possibility of a Surface Phone. If everything goes smoothly, we might see the new Surface Phone (or whatever they will call it) show up as soon as this fall.

Do you have any high hopes regarding the Project Andromeda? Would you consider buying a Surface Phone after the failure of the Windows Phone platform and Microsoft's inability to keep the Lumia brand alive?

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-06-24 (Update: 2018-06-24)
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