Microsoft was applied back in October 2016 regarding to display the blue-prints of their planned foldable or flexible displayed surface phone, and was granted in January this coming year by US meticulous & Trademark Office. Referred to as a “mobile computer device having a multipurpose hinge structure”, it is essentially a foldable phone-to-tablet mobile device. These devices folds over into a smart phone sized display enabling the user to make use of it to make phone calls, text, and browse sociable media. The consumer can then open the device to put it to use in tablet way of reading and using purposes. The device can even be kept in tent function for movie watching.

Furthermore describing its multiple uses, the patent explains, “In this way, the enclosures of the traveling with a laptop device may support numerous various consumption scenarios through arrangement of the housings regarding each other, e. g., by folding. For example, a “tablet” configuration may be supported in which each of the cases is “laid flat” in a way that intact of the display device is decipherable by a user.

Configuration in a phone, one of the casings may be stacked behind another one of the enclosures such that the vacationing with a laptop device may be easily appreciated by using a single hand but still provide a portion of the display device that is view able by a user. Within a “closed” configuration, the display device may be positioned inside in the stacked construction and so may be used to protect the screen device being used in use. A variety of other configurations are also explained, for example a “mini-tablet” configuration, as well as biasing components that will be employed to prejudice the mobile computing device to remain in a desired configuration, further dialogue of which may be found in regards to the following sections”.

The patent, which is first spotted by MS-Power-User, sparks speculation that the upcoming Surface Mobile phone may be the one where this technology is introduced first. The series is known for its 2-in-1 class products, and the corporation would look to trickle down that strategy into the smart-phones as well. The Surface Phone is expected to come in few variants based on storage, CPU and other features. A Microsoft executive recently teased the Surface Mobile phone saying it will be a high-end version caterers to the enterprise market and will be ‘category innovating’. Not much is known about the Mobile phone at this time, but Microsoft is expected to launch it sometime this year.