Is Xiaomi developing a foldable smartphone? with Vertical opening type + rotating camera.
The image above is an illustration created by LETS GODIGITAL based on the patent documents found in China.
It’s a flip-type foldable like the Galaxy Z Flip and Motorola Razr 2019. But the most distinctive feature is the camera at the top of the device.
As you can see, the whole upper part of the terminal equipped with the camera rotates sideways and it seems to be a combination of rear and front cameras.
Speaking of front and rear cameras, last year Asus also released a phone with a flip camera model through the Zenfone 6. But it’s a type of camera that flips vertically.
Of course, such a device is not necessarily released actually. But it means that the screen is an openable type and the camera is a rotating type. Of course, it’s will be a smartphone that has never existed before.
Xiaomi seems to have been developing a foldable device since at least last year, and those who released the concept model and others fairly early. However, it has not been commercialized.