Surface Mobile (Phone) has been appearing in various leaks recently. We have earlier reported about the foldable form-factor appeared in many of Microsoft’s patents recently. We also reported about a prototype Surface Mobile appearing on Microsoft’s official Azure Twitter handle.
Now, a new Microsoft patent has slightly tweaked design for this foldable Surface Mobile (Phone). The patent also shows that this upcoming device from Microsoft will come with LTE modem. What has changed from the old design is that one of the side has become smaller and the bigger one has a lip to accommodate this. Check the drawings from the patent below.
We earlier reported about Surface Mobile Devices “Surface Peking & Surface Slavonia” leak in an official video description in China. So, may be we will have two slightly different designs for both Surface Peking & Surface Slavonia.
The patent in question even gives an idea about the size specs of this foldable Mobile device.
In the implementation shown in FIG. 1, display 112 is raised above second housing 104 by an amount roughly equal to the thickness of first housing 102 such that, when wireless communications device 100 is in the closed position, display 112 and first housing 102 sit flush with respect to one another. In this implementation, second housing 104 may measure approximately 6 mm by 72 mm by 74.5 mm, except in the area of display 112 where the thickness is double, approximately 12 mm. First housing 102 in this implementation may measure 6 mm by 72 mm by an amount such that first housing 102 and display 112 equal approximately 74.5 mm. Therefore when wireless communications device 100 in this implementation is in the closed position, its dimensions are approximately 12 mm by 72 mm by 74.5 mm and, when wireless communications device 100 is in the fully open position, i.e., when angle 108 equals approximately 180°, its dimensions are approximately 12 mm (o.47 inch) by 72 mm (2.8 inch) by 144 mm (5.6 inch).