Millet folding screen mobile phone design patent exposure: three-folding Galaxy Z Fold 2

According to foreign media LetsGoDigital reported today, Xiaomi is likely to launch its first foldable smartphone in early 2021. Xiaomi has applied for a design patent for a folding screen mobile phone that can be folded into a Z shape twice.

Figure cut from patent document

▲Patent-based renderings, source LetsGoDigital, the same below

Naijatechnews learned that in March 2020, Xiaomi applied for the patent to WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) and was approved and publicized on September 18, 2020.

The patent shows that the machine is equipped with two hinges, which can expand the screen area to three times when it is folded. After unfolding, the screen is close to 9 inches, and the front panel is very similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2.

The rear camera can be used only when the machine is in a fully extended state, which makes it impossible to guarantee the feel during shooting. You can take selfies and regular photos when using the front camera, and you can use the screen on the other side as a viewfinder by rotating the device.

It can be seen from the patent document that the phone has a power button and a SIM card on the right side, and an obvious button can also be seen. Foreign media guessed that it was the buckle that folded and unfolded the phone. There is also a slim volume button.

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