According to the media report, Xiaomi has submitted the patent application for its foldable smartphone to EUIPO. In the document, the device has a double-fold design. It is worth noticing that the smartphone still uses the triple rear camera.
Xiaomi posted two videos about its foldable smartphone before, demonstrating the folding and unfolding process. One of the problems that double-fold smartphone has is the rear camera will be blocked unless it uses a pop-up mechanism.
Additionally, the front camera can’t be found in the newly unveiled patent of Xiaomi smartphone and the sample.
It was said that Xiaomi foldable smartphone would be launched in the second quarter this year, 50% cheaper than Samsung Galaxy Fold.
However, due to a hardware issue, the launch of Samsung Galaxy Fold was postponed. Nearly all smartphone manufacturers who finished developing their foldable smartphones remain silent, including Xiaomi. It’s inevitable that foldable smartphones still have a long way to go.
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