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Dell working on multi-screen Windows 10 on ARM device with Snapdragon 850

Dell may be working on a two-screened Windows 10 device running the unreleased Snapdragon 850 processor, judging by a recent leak.

WinFuture.de has unturned information suggesting an oft-touted Surface Phone could actually be made by Dell and arrive in a difference guise than expected.

The Windows 10 on ARM device revealed by the report is codenamed Januss and has apparently been in development since the summer of 2017 . The codename could pretty significant in this incidence given Janus was a Roman god of beginnings, who had two faces.

Related: Windows 10 review 

Form factor

However, the information discovered from within Dell offers no true indication of the form factor this curious device might take.

Microsoft’s Andromeda project speaks of foldable, hinged device with a up to three screens (including one on the outside for use when the device is folded) and telephony capabilities. It appears Dell’s work here might be based around that concept.

According to WinFuture it appears Dell has its contract manufacturer Compal working on the hardware, which has a compass, accelerometer and gyroscope. That suggests it’s designed to be used as a phone or tablet rather than a notebook. The report also shows evidence of a built-in LTE modem, so users are always connected.

Lenovo, ASUS and HP have all readied Window 10 on ARM devices running the Snapdragon 845 processor, but Dell’s effort could be the first to arrive on the as-yet-unnannounced Snapdragon 850 SoC.

That mid-cycle update is supposed to be a souped up 845 clocked to 3.0 GHz, according to recent rumblings, but Qualcomm is yet to make it official.

Whether Dell’s mysterious will make it past the concept stage and emerge on the market is still unclear.

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