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Intel patents teases incredible foldable smartphone

Intel patents show off a foldable smartphone that would be the perfect Surface Phone if Microsoft ever releases it.

@anthony256
Published Tue, Jan 29 2019 8:27 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:49 AM CST

The world of foldable smartphones will begin this year in a battle between Samsung and Huawei but the real champion would be Microsoft if it were able to strike lightning with the release of a Surface Phone that looks like this:

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These photos are courtesy of LegsGoDigital that found a patent filed in 2017 by Intel that shows a phone-like device (a large phone, small tablet, or something new) that folds out into a large tablet, or more importantly, a PC. The single device would start off small and chunky, but would later fold out into a phone that is twice as wide (where you could have another app, chat app, calculator, live stats, etc) or into a larger almost 3-screen phone or tablet.

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You can see here that some of the designs would be slick, especially if the bottom display that is touching the ground was disabled and so too the back display - it would be a built-in kickstand for your phone. I think we'd definitely need some super scratch resistant screens at that point, though.

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Here you can see how such a smartphone would be.

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Again, it could compete against Samsung's super-popular Galaxy Note 9 smartphone.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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