According to the patent publication announcement of the State Intellectual Property Office, a new design patent for Xiaomi’s smartphone was recently announced. The mentioned design style uses a three-sided surround screen design.
According to the query information of the Chinese patent publication announcement, as early as December 25, 2018, Xiaomi applied for a new design patent for smartphones. Since that time passed more than one year and the patent was officially announced on January 10, 2020.
One can see in the design sketch of the patent that this smartphone comes with a three-sided surround screen design. This kind of screen is a new step in the technology world. In addition to the front and rear screens, the right side of the phone is also a screen. The three bezels on the front of the phone look relatively narrow. Therefore, the front camera is not seen. The rear side of the machine uses a dual-camera design. Some reports claim that the design is a foldable screen, which is not mentioned in the brief description of the patent.
And finally, we notice that there is a new smartphone design that uses dual screens on the front and back. Besides, there is no border on the top of the screen of the stylish smart device. From the top view, we can see a narrow dividing line in the middle of the three-sided surround screen design. However, the patent does not specify clearly enough whether the smartphone’s display has a foldable screen design.