Earlier, Microsoft reported that it considers two separate screens more promising and reliable solution than one flexible one. However, according to the new patent, the software giant still has plans to create a device with a large folding display.
The patent was officially registered at the end of January 2020. In the presented drawings, you can see a device with a single large display. Unlike the same Samsung Galaxy Fold or HUAWEI Mate X, this gadget has a more elongated shape with an aspect ratio of 16:9 or so.
Unfortunately, the patent does not disclose the name and dimensions of the product, instead offering only a description of the "swivel". Thus, it can be either a clamshell smartphone in the style of Motorola RAZR 2019 and the upcoming Galaxy Z Flip from Samsung, or a large tablet that can be folded for easy transportation.
Note that Microsoft in October last year announced folding devices Surface Neo and Surface Duo. Both gadgets are equipped with two screens connected by a hinge.