We’ve already seen Microsoft’s meticulously-detailed patent illustrations for a handheld, dual-screen tablet or phone, but now they’ve been made into something far more beautiful. Designer David Breyer has used those patent images to create an incredible concept for what might – or should – end up being a Surface Phone or other phablet-like computing device.
The 3D concept art is nothing but a designer’s dream of what such a device should be, but nevertheless fuel the years-long hype for a Surface Phone device. As seen in the patent images and now in 3D, the device will have two displays sandwiched between covers – made whole when opened up flat like a book.
@zacbowden @h0x0d @windowscentral #Surface Andromeda Render according to the latest patents pic.twitter.com/CmbvlfETtUDecember 18, 2017
The concept images depict the device being used in many form factors, like the patents, but omit the rendering of a keyboard on one of the screens a la the Yoga Book. Also, the images reference rumors that this device will use a Surface Pen stylus as well.
These concept renders also imagine a third display set on the hinge that holds the whole thing together, with side-orientated text notifications for alerts, like emails or text messages.
If Microsoft released a Surface Phone or more PDA-like product like this, we’d be all over it. Here’s to hoping Microsoft makes good on these, again, purely conjectured concept renders with a slam-bang 2018 phone release that blows our right minds. After all, CEO Satya Nadella promises Microsoft’s next phones won’t be anything like the phones we’re used to.
Via The Verge