In September 2019, Xiaomi released the Mi MIX Alpha smartphone. Now, more than a year later, the first truly high-quality images of the future smartphone Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha 2 appeared on the network. That smartphone is a particularly futuristic smartphone with a wrap-around display covering the front and back of the entire device. And there are three cameras on the back. Although this wrap-around smartphone has not been officially launched, Xiaomi seems to be brewing follow-up products.
According to LetsgoDigital reports, in June this year, Xiaomi applied for a design patent in the Hague Bulletin under WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office). The document was published on December 18, 2020. It showed a high-end Xiaomi smartphone composed entirely of display screens. In addition to about 16 patent sketches, the file also includes 4 color renderings.
The gadget is similar to the first-generation Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha, but the novelty has a screen that literally envelops the body and is located on both sides. There is no vertical frame at all. On the other hand, this time the entire back also features a display surface and no longer has a mullion. There is a vertical gap on the back. Seems like the vertical gap is the joint of the screen.
The Mi Mix Alpha 2 uses a large pop-up camera with three cameras and a flash. Because there are screens on the front and back of the phone, you can use this pop-up camera for regular photographs and videos, as well as self-portraits.
Next to the pop-up camera is a switch button and a microphone. There is a speaker, a microphone, a USB-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone port at the bottom.
Moreover, we learned that there were rumors in March this year that Xiaomi is developing a follow-up product to Mix Alpha. This device is codenamed “Draco” and will sport Snapdragon 865.
Of course, as a patent, whether Xiaomi will launch a real product is still unknown.