Although the folding screen form factor is good, considering the inevitable crease problem of current materials, many users are discouraged. Recently, Xiaomi officially announced a new patent on folding screens, which is an invention patent named “support structure of flexible screen, flexible screen structure and terminal equipment”. The publication number is CN112306147A and the application date is July 2019.
The patent shows it is about a flexible screen support structure, flexible screen structure and terminal equipment. The support module at least includes: a first support module located below the flexible screen and a position corresponding to the first opening for the second support module at the location. Xiaomi’s new patent uses a mechanical structure to reduce the crease, that is, reverse support at the crease.
Wherein, the second support module forms a deformable protrusion in the direction away from the flexible screen. When the external force is removed, the deformation of the second support module is removed. The second support module supports the flexible screen corresponding to the first opening, which can reduce flexibility. There is a probability that the screen collapses at the position of the first opening, thereby making the appearance of the flexible screen flat.
Obviously, Xiaomi’s new patent does not solve the physical polarity problem of the material, but only improves the problem of creases and depressions through the back support.
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All the patents that Xiaomi has granted show the company is quite serious about the folding screen smartphones. We know that this company will released a few folding screen handsets this year. Moreover, among a few Chinese smartphone brands, it will launched the cheapest one.