Windows Phone 2.0? Microsoft toys with foldable handset design with split camera


Microsoft’s idea for a split camera originates in Finland.

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A new Microsoft patent, invented by former Nokians, shows the company has been thinking about how to design bigger cameras for thin phones using a foldable phone design.

The patent, called split-camera autoalignment, details the company’s efforts to overcome the limits imposed on a camera’s capabilities by ever thinner smartphones.

Apple has given up on the flush cameras of earlier iPhones, opting for the camera bump ever since the iPhone 6 to enable more powerful cameras, with the bump remaining even on the thicker iPhone X.

Microsoft has long been rumored to have a foldable phone in…

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