- A brand new Xiaomi patent has revealed a slightly distinctive foldable telephone design.
- The foldable adopts an in-folding design akin to Samsung’s Galaxy Fold line.
- It additionally includes a Mate XS-style digicam deal with and a wraparound display screen just like the Mi Combine Alpha.
Xiaomi launched its first foldable telephone this 12 months, dubbed the Mi Combine Fold. And it’s a fairly strong in-folding design harking back to the Galaxy Fold line. Now, a brand new patent submitting means that the producer is considering out of the field for a brand new foldable.
Xiaomi filed a patent with the China Nationwide Mental Property Administration (CNIPA) again in February 2020, with the paperwork being launched immediately and noticed by Let’s Go Digital. The accompanying patent drawings present a telephone that pulls inspiration from a number of locations.
For starters, there’s an in-folding design as popularized by Samsung’s Galaxy Fold sequence. This could shield the foldable foremost display screen from scratches and different forms of injury, no less than till foldable Gorilla Glass turns into a industrial actuality.
We’ve additionally obtained a digicam deal with/body that’s akin to the Huawei Mate XS digicam body. This specific implementation means that the identical selfie cameras can be used no matter whether or not you’re in pill or smartphone mode. This body may additionally theoretically function a grip for holding the gadget, as is the case with Huawei’s earlier foldables.
Different photographs noticed within the patent submitting additionally recommend that the foldable gadget has extra cameras on the again of the digicam body, permitting you to take rear-facing photographs in smartphone mode.
Lastly, it appears to be like like Xiaomi has turned to the Mi Combine Alpha idea telephone for the smartphone display screen. You see, the primary foldable display screen truly wraps round the best edge, going from the within to the skin and forming the smartphone show within the course of (as seen within the featured picture). We have now our reservations about this function, because it’s unclear whether or not the exterior display screen could be simply as fragile because the folding show.
However, this Xiaomi foldable telephone design is only a patent and there’s no assure this truly turns into a industrial product. However we wouldn’t be against seeing extra eclectic telephone designs generally.