- Microsoft has filed a patent for a 360-degree foldable display.
- The design uses flexible glass with a backplate to avoid creasing.
- The design should be stronger than other flexible glass designs, such as the Galaxy Fold.
Microsoft may be preparing to turn the foldable smartphone market on its head with a new design that would eliminate hinges and address issues with traditional folding methods.
Microsoft has filed a patent application for a revolutionary type of folding mechanism, one that relies on a section of flexible glass to allow 360 degrees of motion. Unlike other designs that use flexible glass and eventually develop creases, Microsoft’s uses a backing plate with slots that are designed to keep the glass in pristine condition.