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According to a new patent, the new Microsoft device features two separate screens brought together with a single hinge mechanism in the middle. Pixabay

A new patent has revealed that Microsoft is looking into developing a new Surface product with three displays on a single hinge mechanism.

According to the patent, the new Microsoft device features two separate screens brought together with a single hinge mechanism in the middle, reports GizmoChina.


Apart from the twin primary displays, the patent also reveals a much smaller third display which looks like a status bar on the edge of the device.

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The new patent includes a diagram of a single link in the hinge mechanism.

The patent talks about the closing mechanism for dual-screen Surface Duo — that is more like the newly-launched Samsung Galaxy Fold, would run on Google’s Android.
Microsoft in October last year showcased a foldable smartphone Surface Duo which is expected to be available in the holiday season this year.


A new patent has revealed that Microsoft is looking into developing a new Surface product with three displays on a single hinge mechanism. Pixabay

Surface Duo features two displays held together with a fully rotating hinge that can be adjusted to any angle and recently patent for this particular hinge mechanism has been published by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

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The Surface Duo will have two 5.6-inch displays that expand to an 8.3-inch screen. It will be able to run apps from the Google Play Store. (IANS)


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