Since Samsung launched Galaxy Fold last year, many companies have launched foldable phones. Apart from this, patents with foldable designs have been filed by many smartphone makers and Xiaomi is one of them. Xiaomi is taking a long time before launching its first foldable smartphone and has filed several patents. Now another design of Xiaomi has come out, in which a pop-up selfie camera system is visible in the foldable handset.
The design patent from the Chinese tech brand was filed in September 2020 in the HIP International Design System of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office). Xiaomi has already patented a foldable design, which folds like a book and has a secondary display outside it. The design of the new patent has also come out exactly the same but a pop-up camera has been included in it. Details related to this have been shared by LetsGoDigital.
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This is something like a foldable device
On opening, the device has a very large display, which makes it like a tablet. Triple camera setup is provided in the vertical module on the rear panel. The center hinge divides this device into two halves. The secondary side has a secondary display with wide bezels all around. The most special and unique part of the device is the pop-up selfie camera, above the right side of the device, which remains behind when the phone is folded. In this way, a selfie can be clicked even when the device is open or closed.
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Expected to launch next year
The details revealed at the moment are related to a concept device and no official leaks have been revealed related to such smartphones of Xiaomi. This is just a design patent application, in such a situation it cannot be said clearly whether Xiaomi is working on a phone with such a design. During Mobile World Congress 2021, many new and innovative products can be raised by the company. The company may also bring the first foldable smartphone next year.