As of October 20, Samsung manufacturer has launched two types of folding screen smartphones. They are the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Z Fold 2 devices. In addition, Huawei and other manufacturers have also launched their folding screen smartphones. Besides, Xiaomi also demonstrated a dual-folding smartphone prototype early last year, but that device has never officially appeared.
Now Xiaomi has a great news for its users and followers. The patent application of the Xiaomi folding screen smartphone submitted to the China National Intellectual Property Office (CNIPA) earlier this year was approved and published today (October 20, 2020).
The Xiaomi folding screen smartphone is an inner folding smartphone 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, the patent 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 designs. Particularly, Samsung Galaxy Fold uses a 7.3-inch flexible screen with a “bang” for the camera and sensor in the upper right corner. Xiaomi has chosen a different solution here. The screen and shell of Xiaomi’s folding screen smartphone design are continuous without “bangs”. Xiaomi has made a vertical bar on the right, which is probably for the front camera system. On the surface, it seems to exist for dual front lens and flash.
Besides, 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.