Xiaomi is reportedly working on another foldable phone with a clamshell-like folding design. A new patent on China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) has revealed sketches of this work-in-progress model, and it looks to be similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip series.

MySmartPrice has spotted the patent on CNIPA first and shared several sketches of the Xiaomi foldable phone from varied angles. As mentioned, it has a clamshell-like open and closing with hinges seen on either of the side edges. There is a thick bezel surrounding the display edges and a pill-shaped cut-out sits on the top left corner of the screen.

On the back, the Xiaomi foldable phone has a circular-shaped camera module with three sensors inside. The flash is seen sitting on the top left end of the rear panel. The volume and power buttons reside on the right edge, whereas the SIM-tray, speaker grille, and USB Type-C port all sit at the bottom edge. Additionally, the sketches suggest that the Xiaomi folding phone may not have a secondary small screen at the back for notifications and alerts.

If Xiaomi were to launch its foldable phone, it is likely to be priced in an aggressive manner and may increase the adoption of foldable phones in the market.


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