A series of patent photos have emerged from CNIPA (National Intellectual Property Administration in China), revealing Xiaomi's possible plans for a microphone folding smartphone. Although the patents are available now, they were originally sent back in August 2018.
The design is quite different from the newly announced Motorola Razr. The Xiaomi patent shows a device that opens from a closed square to a high-end phone. The closed state has a small rectangular display and a dual camera on the outside. The interior has an upper frame and a front camera.
Patent filing is not tantamount to a genuine product, but it demonstrates the interest of the company to make at least a similar product.
The folding smartphone inspired the phone makers to create a whole new form factor – the one with the folding display. The latest buzz about folding phones was generated by the reboot of the original Motorola RAZR, redesigned as a smart phone in 2019, while maintaining the design and aesthetics of the iconic flip phone.
Do you think the fireplace template is comeback or will it be the Huawei Mate X tablets / phones, hybrid tablet / phone forms in greater demand?
Xiaomi has another three-piece folding device, but we still have to hear about its availability.
Source | Through