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Citing a number of media reports, Microsoft has been working on the development of a foldable device code-named "Andromeda" (Andromeda), which is expected to be released later this year. According to a list of patents published by the US Trademark and Patent Office on January 3 this year, Microsoft acquired a technology called "Dynamic Control of Camera Resources in Devices with Multiple Screens", revealing how dual-screen devices use cameras. Module.
The patent was filed in June 2017. In the background description of the patent, Microsoft explained how to equip a computing device with multiple cameras, and each camera can be enabled for different user usage patterns. In the patent, Microsoft writes that a device with multiple screens can include multiple microphones and speakers.
The patent states that a multi-screen device will have one or more front-facing cameras and can have their own front-facing cameras on both screens of the device. There is also a rear camera on the back of each screen. When the user expands or folds, the corresponding camera module is activated according to the device form.