With the popularity of flexible screen technology, manufacturers also have more room to play in the phone’s form factor, such as folding or surround full screen. Recently, Dutch technology blog LetsGoDigital unveiled a new design for Xiaomi’s two “two-sided screens” smartphones, hinting that it could be used on upcoming devices. As can be seen from patent filings, the company describes two new ways to wrap screens around the phone.
(Pictured: LetsGoDigital, via MSPU)
The Type A design passes the screen across the right side of the body, but leaves a thicker border on the left to accommodate components such as the camera and improve the user’s grip.
The Type B design cuts the screen through the top of the device and looks more harmonious. The back has a thick bottom border and a screen opening is reserved for the camera.
It should be noted that both designs no longer include separate selfie cameras, meaning that users need to flip the device over and use the main camera as a front camera.
(Little Mix Alpha)
Of course, these two designs are a little less cool than the Previously released Mix Alpha. (Although the company said it intended to limit production, it never actually hit the market)