“Surface Note” Concept Brings Microsoft’s Foldable Phone Patent to Life

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    One designer has taken the liberty of translating Microsoft’s “hinged foldable tablet” patent into a number of concept images that allude to what a potential Surface Phone (or “Surface Note”, as he calls it) could look like. The device, which resembles a small pocketbook when closed, may be fully opened and laid flat for a large-screen experience, folded 90 degrees and placed upright for videos, or flipped the other way for more of a traditional smartphone experience. Foldable screens should be very interesting when they finally debut.
     
  2. gxp500

    gxp500 Limp Gawd

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    Maybe in 10 years sure.
     
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    I would get rid of my iphone for that if they bring it.
     
  4. Spidey329

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    I'd be interested in how well the screen wears if it was indeed foldable. Any material that folds is going to fatigue with use and I think that might be one of the technological hurdles to getting this design to fruition.
     
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    You *could* do it now if you have the balls, but it would have to be 2 screens nearly bezel-less at the seam.
     
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    So this would sport a flexible OLED screen? How would that work for the area around the hinges?
     
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