Microsoft files patent for foldable smartphone
A new patent filed by Microsoft hints at a device supported by flexible hinge that would transform a phone into a tablet.
The flexible hinge will also let users set up the device in tent mode similar to Lenovo`s Yoga tablet.
"There appears to be modes for two or three screens to extend flat out to make the device bigger and more of a tablet like Microsoft`s original Courier concept," tech website The Verge reported on Tuesday.
Microsoft is also working on a new version of its Surface Pro tablet which is set to arrive in the first quarter of 2017.
The new Surface Pro 5 2-in-1 will sport an ultra-HD display and magnetic charging stylus, with Pegatron Technology that will manufacture the device.
The company is also reportedly planning a new Surface Pen to support the Surface Book 5 that would use magnetic charging -- a first for the company`s Surface Pro line.