Microsoft applies for a patent for a wrap-around phone display


The USPTO has just published a patent Microsoft applied for last year in which they describe a device with a main display and a secondary display which wraps around the edges of the device, which could be a smartphone or tablet, and which displays additional information.

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Microsoft notes the secondary display could be used to display the battery charge level, the current function of the device (e.g., in a phone call, etc.), and more.

imageWe have seen Samsung demo a similar device before, so it some ways it seems doubtful if this patent will be granted, but I do think it does show the direction in which Microsoft is thinking.

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See the patent application here.