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Microsoft recently filed a patent named MULTI-PANEL COMPUTING DEVICE HAVING INTEGRATED MAGNETIC COUPLING STRUCTURE(S).
The patent highlights some new features that will be available in the upcoming Surface Pro 7. Microsoft plans to ship the new Type Cover along with the Surface Pro 7 later this year.
The upcoming Surface Pro 7 will feature a rounded design, Intel’s 10nm Ice Lake processors and a USB Type-C port.
The upcoming Type Cover is expected to be really slim. Microsoft plans to secure the keyboard with a built-in magnetic coupling structure.
When you are using the device as a tablet, this magnetic structure is going to keep the keyboard in place. When a Type Cover is connected, this feature allows users to comfortably hold the tablet.
Surface Pro 7 features a USB-C Port
We can have a clear idea about the upcoming Surface Pro variant by having a look at the illustrations provided in the patent. The design features USB-C support, Mini DisplayPort and USB-A port side by side.
Furthermore, the headphone jack is now available at the bottom of the device.
However, a major difference that can be spotted in the illustrations is the absent Surface Connect port. It is an indication that Microsoft is finally ready to adopt ThunderBolt 3 and USB-C charger.
The company does not plan to offer magnetic charger support in the upcoming release. Thankfully, this is going to eliminate the need for a proprietary cable while travelling.
The illustrations are pretty much exciting for Surface users, specifically those who like to use their devices on the go.
Notably, the patent also leaks some details about the potential improvements in the upcoming release. It does not guarantee that the company is bringing these features on the market.
Let’s wait until Microsoft officially releases the new Surface Pro 7 by the end of this year.
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