Xiaomi appears to be developing a foldable phone with a mechanism similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and the Moto Razr 5G.
What do we know about Xiaomi flip upcoming foldable phone?
The 91mobiles portal made this discovery after the company filed a design patent with the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization). This patent depicts a device that, like a flip phone, folds in the middle. The horizontal module on the back, which houses two large camera sensors and is likely aided by an LED flash, is what makes it unique. A square cutout next to the photosensors might be a small secondary display for displaying notification icons or the time. It could, however, be used as a camera viewfinder.
In addition, the accompanying images show that the clamshell device can be folded in half, much like a laptop. Because the user interface has been designed specifically for multitasking, this should help. The phone’s volume rocker and power button should be located on the right-side frame, while the speaker grille, USB Type-C port, and SIM compartment should be located on the bottom frame.
There is no 3.5mm audio jack, as you’d expect from a modern phone these days. A pill-shaped cutout on the front houses two selfie snappers or a selfie camera with an LED flash.
The Xiaomi phone in the patent images appears to have a slim design, implying that the battery capacity will be significantly reduced. MySmartPrice recently discovered a clamshell terminal from the Chinese brand with a circular camera module on the cover. The rest of the design, including the connector placement and pill-shaped hole design, is remarkably similar. Because this is a design patent, there are no details on the product’s technical specifications at this time; however, if the company were to release such a phone, we can expect it to be a flagship, if not a premium mid-range offering.