When talking about devices with flexible displays, Microsoft does not get around. In the presentation that Microsoft carried out in October of last year, it announced two new devices as they are the Surface Neo and the Surface Duo.
They will not be known before Christmas 2020, but it is already known that they are devices with double screen, with a hinge in the middle, instead of the flexible screen, so fashionable these days in other brands.
The Surface Neo, in tablet size, and the Surface Duo, in smartphone format, are quite conservative models. But perhaps Microsoft already has plans to replace this technology with a single screen, this completely flexible, combined with the use of a hinge that would articulate the folding device.
Flexible display and hidden hinge
The new patent owned by Microsoft, which can be consulted on this link, refers to a device with a single flexible screen that hides a hinge that allows full articulation.
Under the title “Hinged device“, a new type of device appears that we do not know if it will ever become a reality. It is two parts joined by a hinge covered with a single flexible screen, unlike the Surface Duo presented just a couple of months ago.
For the development of this new device, Microsoft has added a system in the opening of its new gadget, which hides what appears to be a spring in charge of facilitating the opening of the screen. The two parts of the device will rotate in relation to the hinge axis and in this way, the spring gives it the shape that the user gives to the opening. As you can read, it is something not very simple to explain with words.
So far it is not known whether Microsoft will end up opting for a unique flexible display to replace the technology that will come with the Surface Neo and the Surface Duo. Perhaps these new computers are only an intermediate step in the right direction in the development of flexible display technology, which is still halfway there, at least for Microsoft.
It seems that Microsoft is working quietly with flexible screens to be able to develop them in a better way and thus be able to show them at the right time, without having the multiple problems that the last release of Samsung has shown so far: its Galaxy Fold.
Let’s wait a little longer, and we’ll see what new surprises Microsoft can deliver to its users.