Microsoft’s dual-screen Surface Duo device, which runs Android, is not a traditional tablet phone, but can make calls and take photos. Recently leaked photos show surface Duo equipped with a front-facing camera and flash, suggesting the phone may not have a rear camera.
Rumor has it that Surface Duo may not be equipped with a great camera to compete with companies such as Google, Samsung or Apple. However, Microsoft has patented a device like Surface Duo, which has multiple front-facing cameras, and highlights ideas to improve the device’s image processing capabilities.
A dual-screen device can have up to four cameras, the first and second cameras can capture one image at the front at the same time, and the third and fourth cameras can be rear-facing, Microsoft said in the filing. In another example, Microsoft says hinged gestures can be used to determine selected camera features from multiple available camera features.
The first and second cameras take 2 photos for the same object at the same time, the Surface Duo processor processes the first camera’s photos with a red filter based on the selected function, the cyan filter processes the photos taken by the second camera, and the two photos are eventually displayed into a single embossed image.