However, this does not seem to be the only design of a foldable phone that the company seems to be working on. While some time ago we saw that Xiaomi has different patents Bulk fold design Which was somewhat influenced by Samsung Fold the galaxyNow we have another report that the company has similar patent designs Flip the Galaxy Z..
A Reports By good people Let’s go digital Suggests that Xiaomi has got some claims shell designs inspired by Samsung Galaxy Z Flip or Moto Roger. The advantage of going with the claim shell design is that the phone, when paired, becomes compact and pocket.
Like the Galaxy Z Flip, patented documentation suggests that with the dual camera setup, one of the two Xiaomi phones can come with a secondary and smaller display for displaying alerts and notifications on the external flap, while the other is secondary. Can leave Display in favor of an additional camera sensor.
Foldable is still cheap
Judging by the patent documents, the first device with a secondary display, such as the MI11 Ultra, is mounted on a horizontal camera island that is slightly raised from the base. The small touch can display sensitive display alerts and also help to receive or reject calls without the need to open the flap.
The dual-camera module is expected to come without telephoto lenses and can be replaced with wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle lenses. A dual selfie camera can be set up at the top left of the inner foldable panel. The main screen of this phone may be 6.7 inch ultra thin glass made by Samsung.
As it can be a bit premium from the phones we are talking about here, it can come with a 108 MP primary camera and flagship grade chipset.
The other device is expected to have a similar design language, but there may be a stripdown edition with some compromises to keep costs down. According to the patent document, some notable ones lack a secondary display and mid-range chipset.
The Xiaomi can use a similar panel for this device, and it can still come with a dual front camera. Although in the rear panel, you see the triple camera setup in a circular camera module.
The basic idea behind using a clamshell design is that it can protect flexible displays from standard designs because with these designs the foldability on such phones is relatively less. Putting aside the word shell design, it makes it easy to keep a large screen device in your pocket and can be a little cheaper than foldable ones like other tablets.
That being said, since these are patents, we can’t be sure about designs that see daylight. So they need to be taken with a pinch of salt idiom.