New patent exposure Xiaomi or 108 million pixel AI super zoom single-camera for full-screen new machine

Dutch technology blog LetsGoDigital has revealed a new design patent for Xiaomi, featuring a dual display and a 108-megapixel AI super zoom single-camera. Previously, the company had demonstrated the concept machine for the front and rear surround screens through Mix Alpha and pioneered the use of the 108-megapixel ISOcell HM BrightX image sensor developed by Samsung. But judging by the newly exposed design patent illustrations, the company’s innovative imagination doesn’t stop there.

New patent exposure Xiaomi or 108 million pixel AI super zoom single-camera for full-screen new machine

(from: LetsGoDigital)

On January 19, 2020, Xiaomi filed a patent application with the State Intellectual Property Office for a new 5G camera with a Ai super camera. The document, officially released to the outside world on July 10, 2020, contains 38 guessillustrations.

Clearly, Xiaomi wants to get out of the existing camera scenario and develop a new camera system for the new machine, such as a new camera for its next flagship smartphone with up to 12x optical zoom and 120x digital zoom.

New patent exposure Xiaomi or 108 million pixel AI super zoom single-camera for full-screen new machine

(Picture via LetsGoDigital)

The illustration depicts a concept machine with a rounded frame shape, the side of the body is also wrapped in a flexible display and extends to the lower half of the back camera assembly, eliminating the need to dig holes for the front or equip with an electric lift mechanical structure.

In addition, there are no physical buttons on the side of the fuselage, the power keys and microphone openings are moved to the top of the body, and the bottom may be reserved for dual speakers and USB-C ports.

New patent exposure Xiaomi or 108 million pixel AI super zoom single-camera for full-screen new machine

(Picture via LetsGoDigital)

While mobile phone makers are fighting to plug in more cameras, Xiaomi’s move is a different way. A second conceptual design is also shown in the patented document, which features a transparent partial enclosure. Xiaomi mobile phone users who have bought the “Exploration Edition” should not be unfamiliar with this.

In addition to the Ai Super Camera as a play, it also apparently integrates 5G basebands and AI-accelerated processors. It is not known when the new machine will be available.