Xiaomi has considerably expanded the number of patents registered in recent months. In most cases, the company is studying ways to insert the front camera under the display and even uses creative solutions to get rid of the front hole.
This week, LetsGoDigital people discovered a new patent in the database of CNIPA – China’s intellectual property body. The most interesting point of the illustrations is that the design of the smartphone seems common, but has a somewhat curious pop-up mechanism.
This is because, instead of being square, the shape used is half-moon. See below that this pop-up mechanism can be used to accommodate two front cameras.
As we can see above, in spite of being curious and striking, this pop-up mechanism does not bring unpublished technical details. In addition, the patent description does not provide any technical specification for the smartphone, nor does it indicate that it will actually be released.
At the rear is a three-camera system consisting of a main lens in the center and two smaller lenses on each side. The company can use the same sensors as the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro 5G, which has a 50MP main camera, 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and 8MP periscope.
Finally, at the bottom, there is a USB-C port, speaker, SIM chip slot, and microphone. The right side has the physical buttons of the smartphone. For now, Xiaomi has not commented on the patent. Thus, nothing prevents the company from simply shelving the idea.
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