Xiaomi Foldable Phone Patent
Folding screen mobile phone is undoubtedly one of the hot mobile phone forms, after the realization of the full-screen mobile phone, the next direction of mobile phone evolution is likely to be the folding screen, so the major mobile phone manufacturers are involved in this aspect of research and development.
Xiaomi showed off its folding screen a long time ago, but when it would be launched was not specified, presumably due to the high cost at the time and production difficulties, which of course stop them from pushing the folding screen.
The LetsGoDigital has also revealed Xiaomi’s new folding screen smartphone design patent today. It is possible to expand the screen area of the phone to three times the size when folded, which is equivalent to a retractable screen.
According to the LetsGoDigital’s reveal, Xiaomi’s new folding screen smartphone design patent, which can be seen to be using similar ideas to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold. The difference is that it comes with two hings that expand the screen area to three times the size of the fold when stretched. If all goes well, Xiaomi may launch a similar new folding device in early 2021. Xiaomi reportedly filed this design patent application with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in March 2020 and officially announced it to the public on September 18, 2020.
It should be noted that this Xiaomi folding screen phone is quite aggressive when fully unfolded, the screen is close to 9 inches, it is not possible to see the rear camera in the folded state. Only when it is spread out in tablet mode, the device can use the rear camera. However, users may also consider flipping the 1/3 panel over for a unique framing experience. As you can see through the patent documents, the right side of the device has a power button and SIM card, as well as a visible button that could be a snap to fold and unfold the phone. There’s also a slim volume button.
In the state of folding screen, the thickness of the body is still not optimistic, which is the current folding screen phone can not solve the problem. Besides, the new front panel is similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 in terms of style and design, including an Infinity-O front camera opening in the center of the screen.