- Tram Ho
While Samsung is preparing to launch its next vertical folding smartphone, Xiaomi has also registered two related patents. Most likely, besides the horizontal folding screen smartphone like the Galaxy Z Fold, Xiaomi will also launch a vertical folding screen smartphone to confront the Galaxy Z Flip.
Based on Xiaomi’s leaked information and patents, Technizo Concept and LetsGoDigital have released a 3D design of the Xiaomi Flip smartphone. Basically, it’s quite similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Z flip, but equally impressive.
The vertical folding screen design resembles the Galaxy Z Flip, reminiscent of classic flip phones. The two Xiaomi patents differ only in the rear camera module cluster.
Xiaomi’s first patent introduces the design of a horizontal rear camera cluster, with a mini screen to display information when the smartphone is folded. Xiaomi’s second patent has a circular camera cluster design, with an extra camera, but without a mini screen.
Most likely Xiaomi will choose the first design, with the secondary screen on the outside. Because a folding smartphone does not have a secondary screen that displays information, calls, messages or notifications, it will be very inconvenient. All Samsung foldable smartphones must also have a secondary screen.
However, it is not clear when Xiaomi will launch this vertical folding screen smartphone. And it is also possible that these are just ideas on paper, which never come to fruition.
Source : Genk