Thu. Dec 1st, 2022
Xiaomi imagines a mix between a Flip and a Pixel in a patent

A new patent application filed in China reveals that Xiaomi is considering a Galaxy Z Flip-style foldable smartphone, but with a Pixel-style photo block design.

Diagrams of a Xiaomi folding smartphone from the patent application // Source: MySmartPrice

This is not Xiaomi’s first patent application; At the end of last December, the brand had already presented a smartphone design with a folding cover. On this occasion, the manufacturer presents a new design, quite similar to the first, but with a difference that we notice directly: the rear photo block, which looks (a lot) like that of the Google Pixel 6.

Xiaomi Unveils Foldable Smartphone Design

If this mysterious smartphone still does not have a name, we already know a good part of its design. The images of the phone were seen on the website of the National Intellectual Property Administration of China and were transmitted by my smart price. What to see the design of this Xiaomi Flip (you never know) from all angles. However, there is no way to get information about the sensors on board.

A design that reveals certain information.

The rear photo block shows that a priori there would be two sensors on the rear as there are three circular cutouts, the last hole being probably for the flash. Which means the existence of a main sensor in addition to an ultra wide angle.

The power button and the volume buttons are located in this design on the right edge of the smartphone. On the bottom edge there is a USB-C port, a grille that would accommodate a speaker, a SIM drawer.

A diagram presented by Xiaomi // Source: MySmartPrice

However, no selfie sensor is observed. It is possible that Xiaomi uses a camera located under the screen; this is what we had in the first Mi Mix Fold of the name.

Finally, no detail in the diagrams presented suggests the existence of an external screen, in order to be able to use the smartphone in the folded position.

Source: MySmartPrice

Remember that this design is just a draft; there is no guarantee that this phone will ever be marketed, or even that a prototype will be manufactured. Xiaomi could compete with Samsung in the field of folding smartphones. The brand would work on a Mix Fold 2 that would challenge the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4. If the Chinese company launches a folding phone in clamshell format, it would also invade the flower beds of the Galaxy Z Flip 4.

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