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Panos Panay teases the Surface Phone on Twitter

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Patents, rumours, exclusive reports, leaks and a few fumbles by Microsoft itself have all but confirmed the existence of the foldable device known within the company as Andromeda - and to many enthusiasts, as the Surface Phone. This week, however, we got as close as we ever will to an official tease of the device by Microsoft's Corporate Vice President of Devices, Panos Panay.

Taking to Twitter, Panay thanked the folks at LG Display with the photo of two wooden photo frames conjoined by a hinge, akin to what most Surface Phone concepts have envisioned the device will look like. In the left frame is a caricature of Panay thanking the LG Display team pictured on the right.

The Microsoft exec's tongue-in-cheek tease not only confirms the company is cooking something up but may also indicate that an official reveal of the device may be coming sooner rather than later. Various reports have already indicated Microsoft will be announcing Andromeda before the end of the year.

This isn't the only quasi-official confirmation we have received of Andromeda's existence. Alongside a flood of patents that detail every aspect of the device from its hinges to its camera, Microsoft China also made a slip earlier this year by touting Cortana's performance on the Surface Phone.

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