Numerous patents hinting towards Microsoft's alleged Andromeda device - commonly referred to as the Surface phone - have been discovered in the past few months. Until quite recently, the release of any such device by the tech giant, at least in the near future, was considered doubtful by many. However, that quite possibly changed last month, when the existence of a Surface Phone was all but confirmed by Microsoft Research's Asian wing.
Rumors have steadily been building up since then, with the device hardware already believed to be in prototype. Now, an official listing for the Andromeda device has been discovered by Windows Internals Expert, Alex Ionescu, in the latest Windows 10 SDK build released yesterday.
All hail ```#define PRODUCT_ANDROMEDA 0x000000B8```— Alex Ionescu (@aionescu) February 13, 2018
Aside from the fact that 'Product_Andromeda' points to the existence of a project concerning the device, no other additional information associated with the rumored phone has been discovered as of yet. However, it is expected to run on Windows Core OS, and be powered by ARM processors. Moreover, it is highly likely that the phone will have a dual-screen display with a foldable hinge.
Based on previous rumors, Microsoft is expected to announce the much-anticipated device this year. However, as always, it is advised to take all the news surrounding the release of a Surface Phone with a grain of salt.