In 2019, Xiaomi managed to surprise the whole world by introducing the Mi Mix Alpha concept smartphone with an ambient screen. Unfortunately, due to the high price, the smartphone never went on sale, but the company did not stop developing in this direction.
Original Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha
At the end of last year, renders of a new version of Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha, created on the basis of patent images, appeared. Its main difference was the expandable camera system so that the screen could become continuous. In fact, it encircles the entire smartphone, except for the top and bottom.
Now there is information about a new patent, which was published by the World Intellectual Property Office. This patent was registered later, it describes a similar device, but the retractable camera was replaced with the so-called bangs — a rather wide cutout on one panel of the smartphone, which houses three image sensors and an LED flash. The bottom of the smartphone houses the USB-C and 3.5mm jacks.
The Letgodigital resource for convenience placed two patented models on a common image, which clearly demonstrates their differences.
The fact of patent registration indicates that Xiaomi continues to study the release of such a smartphone, but when exactly this will happen is unknown.