Xiaomi patents folding phone that looks a lot like the Huawei Mate X – TechWeu

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On Friday, a new patent was published for Xiaomi by the CNIPA for a smartphone design submitted in late-2019. We’ve seen a bunch of patents for smartphones in various form factors including foldable ones, and clamshell designs. Remember, just because an OEM patents a new design, doesn’t necessarily mean it will arrive to the mass market. That said, let’s look at the latest patent from Xiaomi.

At first glance, the foldable smartphone design looks a lot like Huawei’s Mate X foldable smartphone. Patent drawings slightly enhanced by LetsGoDigital show a device with a display that folds outwards, and features a bar where the phone is meant to be held. Not only is this the thickest component of the smartphone, but this bar also houses the device’s four cameras. There is no dedicated selfie camera(s), so these cameras will be used for closeups as well.

Xiaomi patents folding phone that looks a lot like the Huawei Mate X

Much like the Mate X, there’s even a charging port at the base finish of the digital camera handle which functions as a grip for the ideal hand while the cell phone is in the unfolded situation. We speculate if the hinge will use a system like the Mate X’s Falcon Wing. When folded, the display screen wraps close to the entrance and again of the cell phone with pretty little bezels. When opened, the monitor turns into a substantial pill surface, leaving the camera pointing to the again. Otherwise, when its closed, the aspect with the larger display spot turns into the key exhibit.

Huawei’s Mate Xs is incredibly high-priced at about $2700 with limited marketplace availability. Aside from its exceedingly substantial price tag point, Huawei’s Mate Xs doesn’t appear with Google Companies, which helps make it difficult to contemplate in Western marketplaces around the only authentic other competition in this space: the Samsung Galaxy Fold.

Huawei Mate Xs
Huawei Mate Xs

Huawei Mate Xs

If Xiaomi released a folding phone that could compete with the Mate Xs and the Galaxy Fold, there’d be another (possibly cheaper) alternative that will surely come with Google Play Services. Xiaomi has yet to release any folding smartphone to this day but based on the patent drawings we’ve seen, it is eager to do so.

It was over a year ago that Xiaomi teased its double-folding smartphone being used by the company’s co-founder, Lin Bin. Yet, Xiaomi has yet to release any folding smartphone. We wonder if 2020 will be the year that Xiaomi finally markets a folding device like the ones we’ve seen in leaks. Whatever Xiaomi is working on, it sure seems to be taking its time to figure out the kinks – especially after seeing what Samsung went through with the Galaxy Fold.

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Aksh Swanni
Aksh Swanni
Aksh Swanni writes about Technology, smartphones, & Gaming for Techweu, out of Delhi. Aksh is technology & gadgets Author for techweu, and has frequently written about technology, gadgets on all platforms and new developments in the world of smartphones. In his free time, Aksh likes to spend time on his Play Station, learn new technologies, watch informative videos, and watching movies. Aksh is available on Aksh@techweu.com, you can send in your leads and tips.
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