At the end of March, Xiaomi introduced its first foldable smartphone Mi Mix Fold. However, the manufacturer is not going to stop there and is preparing new models. Images of one of them were found in a patent application to WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization).
What was shown
The patent images show a foldable smartphone similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and Moto Razr 5G. That is, it is a «clamshell» that folds in half, turning into a small «compact».
One of the features of the gadget is a horizontal module on the rear panel, which houses two large camera sensors and, most likely, an additional display with a small diagonal that can display the time, date, incoming calls and messages.
You can also consider a dual selfie camera (perhaps one sensor and a flash), a volume rocker and power button on the right, a USB Type-C port and a SIM card slot on the bottom. There is no 3.5mm audio jack. The phone itself looks rather thin, so don’t count on a capacious battery.
Since this is an industrial design patent, there is no specification information at this time. And in general, it is not known whether Xiaomi will bring this idea to life.