Microsoft looks to be working on a foldable Surface device which will be similar to the Galaxy Fold as well as the Huawei Mate X. However, we might be in for a big change as it has been noticed by patent filings that the Microsoft Surface foldable device will have something unique. This unique aspect about the Microsoft Surface foldable device will be that it will be powered by a Liquid-filled hinge. This is in order to ensure that the hinge remains flexible as well as it does not damage the folded display.
Also, it is to be worth noting that the Microsoft Surface device will have an OLED display. Therefore, we will see the next foldable Surface device, either a laptop or a tablet, which can be folded into half. While we have seen that the Surface devices are portable in the Surface Pro and the Surface Laptop lineup, there is no foldable device as yet. Therefore, it will be interesting to see what Microsoft brings with its first foldable Surface device.
As far as the device is concerned, it is said that the company will give a teaser of what it is working on at the October 2 event where other Surface devices will also be announced. Thus, the first look of this speculated Microsoft Surface device will be had at that time. Some reports also say that this will be a marvel in the foldable design technology. Because of the fact that Microsoft is using liquid-powered hinge instead of the normal hinge.
If the plan from Microsoft goes according to their schedule, we will see many smartphone manufacturers copying them in the near future. On the other hand, The Verge reports that this patent is filed by “Microsoft technology licensing,” which reveals that this patent could be given by Microsoft to others to make money from it as well.