Microsoft is an Android device manufacturer now, with the company betting big on the Surface Duo for becoming an innovator in this particular side of the hardware market.
And with the Redmond-based software planning to be here to stay, it goes without saying Microsoft is already thinking of new ways to set its device aside from the crowd, and one way to do this could be a new selfie camera design that was described in a recent patent.
Discovered by LetsGoDigital, the new patent proposes a design that cleverly hides the selfie camera under the front-facing company logo.
In other words, you wouldn’t even know a camera is there, as the only thing that would be placed where the selfie camera typically is could be a Microsoft logo with its typical four-color approach.
Under the screen cameras for Surface PCs
But according to the patent, the cameras would use monochromatic sensors that could therefore allow the company to make them look like the Microsoft logo. The camera will still be placed under the screen, as it’s the case of so many other phones already on the market, though when you’re looking at the screen, the only thing you’ll see will be the Microsoft logo.
As it turns out, Microsoft could end up using this idea not only on smartphones but also on PCs included in the Surface lineup. This makes total sense given Microsoft is pushing hard for Surface PCs to remain as innovative as possible, and the addition of such a camera would definitely help in this regard.
At the same time, under the screen cameras for Surface computers would also allow Microsoft to go for smaller bezels and therefore obtain a more modern design on its devices.
Needless to say, everything is still in the patent stage for now, so time will tell if Microsoft wants to use this approach for production devices.