Microsoft’s Surface Duo dual-screen smart device will certainly introduce the following year and must be readily available in time for the holidays. The phone isn’t the first foldable device with a dual-display, and also it will not be the last. We might even see one from Samsung according to the current records.
The previous month, Samsung has been granted a patent for a foldable display by USPTO, which was filed in 2013.[wpinsertshortcodead id=”bzyqm5d3e04029f48f”]
So there is a chance now that the tech giant can challenge its rival Microsoft Surface Duo. Samsung now can legally compete with its own patented technology and with their experience with Galaxy fold.
Samsung patent for dual-display smart device
Above are the diagrams from the patent in 2013. In these diagrams, you can notice the capacitive navigation button because the patent submitted in 2013.
Samsung was given patent10,459,625 covering a dual display screen smart device. There are over 100 patent figures provided in Samsung’s patent.
Coincidentally Microsoft has likewise approved a patent for their dual display screen device under 10,451,911 late last month, as shown below in FIG. 2, which resembles their future Surface Duo smart device.
If you see FIG. 2 carefully, you can notice a front camera, speaker, and a hinge in between. The patent device above can take the form of a smartphone device like- tablet computing- side by side display.
So with the granted patent the tech giant actually covers both Microsoft’s 2020 Surface Duo and the Surface Neo with dual display.