- Xiaomi has been granted a patent for a moderately weird smartphone design.
- The design sees under-display cameras being positioned on each the back and front of the cellphone.
- We’re guessing this design received’t see a business launch.
Xiaomi unveiled the ill-fated Mi Combine Alpha in 2019, displaying a smartphone with a display screen that wrapped across the again of the gadget (seen above). That cellphone could have in the end been canceled, however a newly granted patent has proven that Xiaomi is considering a extra bold design.
ITHome stories that Xiaomi has been granted a patent by China’s nationwide mental property physique for a smartphone with under-display cameras on each the back and front.
Photos posted by the outlet (seen above and under) certainly present a cellphone that appears similar to the Combine Alpha, that includes a display screen that wraps across the again. There’s a vertical strip operating down the middle of the rear cowl, stopping this from being a full 360-degree wraparound display screen. We will additionally see the places of the under-screen cameras, that includes one on the entrance and three on the again of the cellphone.
This wouldn’t be the primary time we’ve seen a Xiaomi cellphone with an under-display digicam, as 2021’s Combine Combine 4 packed this function. Nonetheless, this could be the primary time we see rear cameras getting the under-display remedy too.
Below-display selfie cameras nonetheless lag behind even funds smartphones, as selfies taken with these cameras present haziness, poor low-light efficiency, and unusual artifacts. So we’d count on any business cellphone with under-display rear cameras to supply equally poor picture high quality.
Have you ever tried any telephones with an under-display selfie digicam?
We additionally surprise why Xiaomi thought of this method when the design within the patent has a large rear strip operating down the again. Certainly the corporate might place rear cameras right here as an alternative? Even punch-hole cutouts for all cameras would ship higher picture high quality. Then once more, that is only a patent anyway, so the general design right here won’t be consultant of a last product.
In reality, it’s value noting that firms file patents for all kinds of zany stuff. So there’s no assure we’ll even see a Xiaomi cellphone with under-display rear cameras sooner or later.