Xiaomi presents a patent for a smartphone with dual screen and very special technical features. Here's how it's made
Xiaomi not only launches smartphones with a very high frequency, but it is also one of the manufacturers that experiment the most. The most striking example is the Mi Mix Alpha, a prototype launched a year ago that never saw the light of day, but that showed how the phones of the future could be. The screen covered both the front and the back, with the camera hidden under the screen.
Now the company is trying again by presenting a new futuristic patent of a smartphone with dual screen. Also in this case, the screen of the device covers both the front and the back, but with some differences compared to the Mi Mix Alpha. In fact, in the upper part of the cover there is a mega camera with optical stabilizer capable of taking ultra-high definition images. Also, to be picky, the screen is not unique, but it is two displays divided by a thin side frame. This is what the smartphone from Xiaomi's future looks like.
The features of Xiaomi's new smartphone
Logically, there is no detailed data sheet of Xiaomi's patented smartphone of the future. We can only talk about the design and the choices made by Xiaomi in the field of photography, thanks to the rather detailed documents in the patent.
The peculiarity is all in the screen that covers the entire front and most of the rear. The two displays are divided by a small side frame. It has not been explained what use you can make of the rear screen, but surely it will have exclusive features and shortcuts to open faster the applications used.
The upper part of the rear cover, however, is characterized by the presence of a single photo sensor with optical zoom. The size of the camera is quite large and this should ensure very good quality shots. There is no news about the characteristics of the sensor.
When will Xiaomi's smartphone
Like all patents, it is not certain that the device will see the light, much will depend on how the market will evolve in the coming years and the attention of users to this type of devices. In fact, these are smartphones that openly challenge the world of photography with sensors that have nothing to envy with those of DSLRs.