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It appears Xiaomi hasn’t discarded the idea of pop-up camera solutions for its devices, which may end up featuring in future affordable Redmi-branded smartphones. This particular idea has two separate pop-up camera units set at an oblique angle from each other, and there are two lenses in each pop-up component – one facing the front and one facing the rear.
Given that the patent filing shows a dual pop-up camera mechanism for both the front and rear cameras, we need to wait to know if the device will see the light of the day in the future as not all patents come to reality.
The concept images attached to the patent application showcases a flat-screen smartphone with very narrow bezels. There are no camera sensors visible on the front panel or on the backside of the device. Instead, the company has opted for a pop-up mechanism for housing camera sensors.
The LED flash has been placed towards the top of the smartphone on the backside, right below the area from where the camera sensors pop-up. The phone also has stereo speakers and a USB-C port at the bottom.
Xiaomi Smartphone Patent While we expect several companies to launch similar smartphones, it looks like Xiaomi will be one of them. The company has filed a patent application for a new smartphone design featuring two pop-up cameras that will work both as the rear and selfie cameras. Already, Xiaomi has launched a few smartphones in both the Redmi and Mi lineup featuring a pop-up mechanism for the selfie camera module.
Smartphone manufacturers keep working on new designs to make their devices stand out from the crowd and offer something unique to the users. With people wanting bezel-less phones, companies come up with several different designs, including pop-up cameras and under-display cameras to increase the screen-to-body ratio.