A new Xiaomi patent has ended up in the spotlight; this time the design of the new concept of the Chinese giant seems to be more than innovative. From the leaked images of the patents, you can see a folding smartphone having a system of four cameras that rotates forward to take incredible selfies, and that returns in position on the back for the classic photographs.
Xiaomi: would you like a smartphone like this?
The patent was filed in China and shows a very particular design; in connection with the document, 48 images shared by the company to support the idea it intends to develop can also be observed. With a form factor similar to that of Motorola Razr 2019, the device maintains an inward fold like the classic clamshell phones, popular several years ago.
Inside you can notice, however, a display with narrow frames on each side, except on the top; in fact, the antenna for calls would be placed on it; while above, it houses a photographic module large enough to allow rotation on the horizontal axis. The mechanism would, therefore, allow the use of the same four lenses (set in 4 perfect circles) both for selfie photographs and for the classic photos that can be taken with the sensors on the back cover.
The image sensors are slightly raised on the body of the device and the device seems to bend from the middle of the display to make room for the module, so as to be used even when the product is closed. From the patent, we don’t know if there will be a secondary screen on the outside. The most interesting details about the hinges, however, have not been revealed; likely, they should be similar to those of Galaxy Z Flip.
We always remember to take these news ” with a pinch of salt “, as they say in America, as there is no officiality from the manufacturer, and the deposition of a patent does not always indicate the official arrival of a particular article, as much as an idea that the company would plan to implement in an undefined future.
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