Xiaomi has been granted a new patent approval by the WIPO (World International Property Office). The patent is titled full-screen smartphone with 4 sided edges, and it is full of illustration similar to Samsungs dual curved screen, but this time, Xiaomi is aiming to take the curvature to the rear, so the final device could come with glass design on the rear side.
The schematic shown below reveals a smartphone design with a dual rear camera and a LED flash on the rear, with no capacitive fingerprint scanner in sight, which implies it will settle for the in-display fingerprint scanner. On the display front, there appears not to be any selfie camera, not even a notch nor a hole punch which makes us wonder if Xiaomi is thinking of completely doing away with the front-facing shooter.
The left and right-hand view look bare, but there is room for a USB connector on the bottom next to the edge of the curved screen. The top view is also bare, so that removes the option of a pop-up selfie camera.
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While bezel-free display has almost become a reality, a smartphone with 4 curved sides with no plans for selfie camera would be something we wish to behold someday, but like some other patents, this might never become a reality, but then, we’re eagerly awaiting what becomes of this latest design.
This is china we are talking about this is likely to be a real product soon, only America is idle with patents
Don’t worry, Apple is going to ‘invent’ this next year. (Sarcasm)
Wait, they can patent the IDEA of a 4 edge curved display ? Not the actual way of realising it, but just the concept ?
Patents are really stupids.