Samsung is currently the only manufacturer that has launched two types of folding screen mobile phones, which have Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Z Fold 2 devices. In addition, Huawei and other manufacturers have also launched their own folding screen mobile phones, including Xiaomi also demonstrated a dual-folding smartphone prototype early last year, although the device has never been officially launched.
In the first half of this year, a Xiaomi foldable mobile phone patent dug up by LetsGoDigital shows that the design has many similarities with Huawei Mate Xs. Today, LetsGoDigital has once again discovered a Xiaomi patent, this time the design style is more inclined to Samsung Galaxy Fold.
Naijatechnews learned that the patent application was submitted by Xiaomi to the China National Intellectual Property Office (CNIPA) earlier this year, and the patent was approved and published today (October 20, 2020).
This is an inner folding folding screen phone with a protective case. The front design style is quite similar to the front of Samsung’s first folding phone, Galaxy Fold. The screen covers about 4.6 inches, and the main screen extends to the top and bottom. Equipped with a rear triple camera on the back, which is very similar to the Galaxy Fold, even the location of the camera module is the same.
When the user unfolds the phone, he will find that there are some differences between the design and Samsung. Samsung Galaxy Fold uses a 7.3-inch flexible screen with a “bang” for the camera and sensor in the upper right corner, and Xiaomi seems to have chosen a different solution here.
The screen and shell of Xiaomi’s foldable mobile phone design are continuous without “bangs”. Xiaomi has made a vertical bar on the right, which is likely to be used for the front camera system. On the surface, it seems to exist for dual front lens and flash.
In addition, another significant difference between this design and the Galaxy Fold is that Xiaomi chose to place the flexible screen a little deeper in the case so that the case can better protect it.
To facilitate understanding, foreign media produced the following renderings .