Fan Concept Brings Microsoft’s ‘Andromeda’ Patents to Life

Posted on December 18, 2017 by Mehedi Hassan in Hardware, Microsoft Surface, Mobile with 45 Comments

There’s been a lot of talk surrounding Microsoft’s foldable mobile device Andromeda lately. The first ever patent of the device showed up as early as January of this year, and three more patents of the device showed up this month.

All of these patents show off a device that seems to resemble Microsoft’s foldable device, but these are just patents, and it can be quite difficult to visualize exactly how the end result might look. Thankfully though, designer David Breyer came up with a new concept which brings Microsoft’s Andromeda patents to life. And it looks brilliant, just like every other tech concept, of course.

The concept takes inspiration from the latest Andromeda patents that Microsoft published only last week. The patent described a mobile device with two different surfaces (no pun intended) that will be connected together with the “self-regulating” hinge. It will have a couple of different viewing modes, including a complete flat mode where both the displays will be very close to each other in order to basically form one display with small bezels in between — at least that’s the plan.

Breyer’s brilliant work on the concept shows off exactly how Microsoft’s idea might look like in real life. The concept device seems to have a curved side which allows the device to actually bend and not look too bad when it’s in the flat view, but Breyer has also designed a feature similar to Samsung’s Edge Panel on its modern Galaxy flagships where notifications are displayed:

You can take a closer look at the concept device below:

If Microsoft’s Surface team manages to come up with a simialr looking device, the device would catch a lot of eyes. But of course, concepts are (mostly) mindblowingly beautiful, but the real deal probably wouldn’t look as good due to engineering limitations and other potential cost or manufacturing aspects. Still, it’s only a matter of time before we get to see the real deal which will hopefully look equally awesome.

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