Microsoft patent hints at foldable Surface Phone2017-01-18 04:49 by Daniela
Recently discovered patent filings have revealed that Microsoft is experimenting with a foldable mobile device that morphs a phone into a tablet.
Diagrams included in the filing show two- and three-screened smartphones that fold in equal parts, changing between phone, tablet, and what we'll call "protected" mode.
The two-screened phone can also be positioned in tent mode like most Windows two-in-one devices, while the three-screen approach requires the bottom display to be lying flat against a surface. No thanks.
Microsoft isn't the only company, rumoured to develop a foldable phone. Samsung and LG are both rumored to be planning on releasing foldable smartphones later this year as well.
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