USPTOA patent application made by Microsoft back in August 2016 and and published last month could possibly pave the way for Surface devices with thinner bezels. The patent focuses on the manufacturing of devices with thinner bezels and aims to circumvent or overcome the challenges manufacturers may currently face.
The patent does not mention the Surface or any specific Microsoft device by name. Instead it lists a range of devices, including “a television, computer monitor, laptop or mobile computer, tablet computer, handheld computing device, communication device such as a mobile phone or smartphone, or any other electronic device having a display screen.”
Whether Microsoft implements such a technique into the manufacturing process of upcoming Surface or its elusive Andromeda device, or an even a future Surface Hub remains to be seen. Hopefully this patent will be utilized alongside other recently published patents, including a method of improving the performance of batteries and magnetic USB-C port all in a hinged foldable device.