The foldable smartphone market is soon going to get two new foldable smartphones in the coming few months. Samsung is coming up with two new foldable including Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Fold 2. On the other hand, Motorola Razr 2 has just appeared on the 3C certification revealing some of its specifications. However, Xiaomi is also in the race to build a foldable device, and a lot of foldable design patents have already appeared at the CNIIPA and other certification authorities. Similarly, a new GUI design patent for the expected Mi MIx 4 device has appeared on the CNIPA.

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The new design patents describe the GUI for the sidebar of a MI Mix Alpha like concept device. The new patent easily allows the user to easily manage several utilities like time, incoming calls, music controls, and weather. There’s also a design for controlling volume. A simple slider for the volume control allows the users to easily control the volume.

The smartphone placeholder used in the patent resembles the Mi Mix Alpha deign.

A few days ago, Huawei smartphone design patent with a waterfall display resembles the working of this latest patent.

We expect the patent functionality arrive with the Mi Mix 4 which is rumoured to launch it in the second half of this year. Already, there are plenty of rumours about the Mi Mix 4 related to its specifications and alleged designs. It is expected to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset with a 120 Hz refresh rate, 144MP primary camera and a 100W fast fast charging.

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