As WndowsUnited reported today, Xiaomi is still trying to continue to develop a flexible device/foldable phone. A patent was submitted to the U.S. Patent Office on September 30, 2019, and was published on September 15, 2020. The patent number is 16587604.
The patent is described as:
Provided is an electronic device, including a body and a flexible display. The body includes a first surface, a second surface, and a lateral surface. The first surface and the second surface are opposite to each other and the lateral surface is adjacent to the first surface and the second surface. The flexible display includes a first display portion and a second display portion that are integrated. The flexible display is switchable between a retracted state and a sliding-out state. When the flexible display is in the retracted state, the first display portion covers the first surface and the lateral surface, and the second display portion covers the second surface. When the flexible display is switched from the retracted state to the sliding-out state, the first display portion slides in a direction where a free end thereof gets close to the lateral surface to expose a hidden region of the first surface.
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Xiaomi has previously announced the Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha surround screen smartphone. But it has not been released. In addition, other manufacturers such as Huawei and Samsung have launched foldable shaped smartphones, while LG and Microsoft have also introduced rotating screens and dual-screen folding shaped smartphones. It seems that Xiaomi still has not given up on the development of a new generation of special-shaped screen models.