Xiaomi patents a foldable smartphone with a slider display. Although the foldable screen phones have not reached their peak of development yet, several companies are already beginning to explore the various possibilities of incorporating new innovations to these mobile phones. After the recent Samsung’s roll-up phone patent, a new Xiaomi patent has just been discovered that supports a dual-screen format with a flexible panel and a sliding panel.
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The Chinese manufacturer is already working on the arrival of its first foldable smartphone. According to the patent, we find a phone that when folded, maintains a classic vertical front screen and back cover design, highlighting a Full-View design without perforated cameras.
Xiaomi has chosen to incorporate a sliding system here so that we can slide the screen down to reveal a second cover with its dual cameras and speakerphone on top.
However, as we say, it is a foldable smartphone. So, when we unfold the phone a larger screen will be available, switching to tablet form. There’s an extra-large format derived from the slider system itself, and the fact is that the front camera is not implemented under the screen.
About cameras, we can not ignore its main quadruple configuration, collected in the already common rectangular islands of the rear deck, a camera system similar to the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra, with the only change of not including a camera with periscope zoom. (judging by the round shape of the lenses.)
Finally, it is worth noting the presence of the common physical buttons on the right side of the phone, apparently intended for both sound controls and screen locking, in addition to a slot for SIM and microSD cards, and a USB-C input on the bottom center.
Xiaomi patents a foldable smartphone with a slider display. Although for a while there were rumors that Xiaomi might launch its first foldable smartphone in late 2020, possibly forced by the COVID-19 situation, rumors now point to a date in 2021.