There have been indications that Xiaomi is working on a folding device. However, the company has not yet released any foldable phones. At some point last month, there were rumors that the company would likely introduce its first foldable smartphone in early 2021. In early 2019, a prototype of a dual folding Xiaomi phone appeared on the internet. However, the company did not release the device. ONE recent report shows that Xiaomi has filed a patent for a futuristic phone that can be folded twice in a Z-shape. The device has a giant flexible screen as well as a large front screen.
Xiaomi Z folding phone design
A few months ago, Xiaomi filed a patent with the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office). The patent was approved on September 18, 2020, the documentation contains 16 product sketches showing the folding phone from all sides. It is a very modern phone with minimal screen edges. This device has a large screen on both the front and back. When you fold the device, it becomes a dual screen phone. In this mode (folded), the front screen is independent of the rear. They can display different things at the same time.
The front screen is very similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2. It uses a small camera with a hole in the center (top) of the screen. Apart from this camera, no other camera is visible on this foldable phone. This undoubtedly has to do with the folding mode, as the back of the device disappears inside during folding.
As a result, a rear camera would only be needed when the smartphone is fully folded into a tablet. In this state, it is not at all pleasant or hand-adjusted when shooting. With the front camera, you can take selfies and regular photos. This is because by turning the device you can use the screen on the other side as a viewfinder.
The front screen is part of the main housing, where the most important components are processed. On the right side are the control buttons and the SIM card compartment. A large large button is visible, probably acting as a lock for folding and unrolling the phone. There is also a high volume button. In addition, the speakers and the USB Type-C connection are mounted on the top and bottom.