Xiaomi has just patented a new futuristic smartphone design. This new handset features a dual side sliding mechanism and also sports a secondary display as well. The company filed the patent back in January 2021 and was published last week.
According to a LetsGoDigital report, the Chinese tech giant patented a unique and futuristic device that has a sliding mechanism that works in two directions. To put things simply, the device has a portion of it that slides from both the left and right side of the device, hence, the dual side sliding term. Looking at the images shared within the patent, one of the most interesting aspect of this device apart from its dual side slider is the different purpose each serves.
When the user slides the device to the right, a camera module can be observed. On the other hand, the left portion of the slider mechanism uncovers a smaller secondary display. This display is narrow but as tall as the primary display. The smartphone resembles any other device in the market but with a display that covers the entire front area. No front camera or any other seams are noticeable, which is to be expected since the camera is housed on the sliding mechanism.
Notably, there is no rear camera module on the back panel, but the image sensors are also housed on the slider mechanism as well. The front has three cutouts for while the rear has four cutouts. This gives a distinctly minimalistic and futuristic look to the device. Unfortunately, it is unknown if Xiaomi is actually working on such a device or is covering all bases. But, the brand has been known to unveil innovative smartphone designs, so we might see a concept sometime in the future, but that is just speculation and take it with a pinch of salt.
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