This time Microsoft is in the limelight. Apparently, it is working on a foldable notepad-like mobile device, similar to the one like the company’s courier concept. Yes, it is true that for years there have been rumors of a surface phone and the patents filed by the tech giant last week, provided a close look at some of the intricate hinge details for such a device. To add more, designer David Breyer has now taken the detailed patent images with the task of transforming them into mind blowing 3D concept artwork.
This patent, which has been detected by MSPoweruser, also had the rumors afloat that Microsoft is still working on a foldable device to be released under the Surface brand.
Microsoft’s secret device apparently has a wraparound display that would bridge the gap of the hinge when it’s completely opened, almost like a book.
Breyer’s concept images portray the way the device could work in a “tent mode” to view content, or even closed to view emails on the wraparound display. Again, Microsoft’s device appears to have two separate sections that fold together flat, and previous rumors have also suggested that the company would use a stylus to transform this mobile device into a notepad. Further this Breyer’s concept looks like a modern assemblage of Sony’s VAIO P, Nokia’s Communicator, and Nintendo’s 3DS.
— David Breyer (@D_Breyer) December 18, 2017
Now, It’s important to remember that these concept images are based solely on Microsoft’s own patents, and might be that such a device would never make it to the market. Microsoft had previously created a Surface Mini tablet, only to kill it a few weeks before it was due to be unveiled. But even after this, Microsoft’s patents shouldn’t be quickly dismissed. The software maker filed patents for its Surface Studio months before it was unveiled, and the early drawings were completely similar to the company’s all-in-one PC which was launched. Lastly,as promised by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in either way, this “Surface Phone” certainly wouldn’t look like a typical phone.