The Chinese website National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) has presented a new Xiaomi smartphone equipped with a flexible display.
We’re talking about a clamshell device in the style of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3. As you can see from the pictures, the gadget will have a flexible screen that folds into the case. On the outside there will be a multi-module camera with three elements lined up horizontally. What performance the interior can bring is not yet clear. Physical control buttons are located in one of the side panels of the case. A balanced USB Type-C port is also mentioned.
Unfortunately, the new Xiaomi device only exists in patent documentation so far. There is no information about the possible date of its appearance on the commercial market.
It was previously said that a total of 1.380 billion smartphones will be launched in 2022. However, later analysts gave a figure of 1.366 billion units. This corresponds to an increase of 2.5% compared to 2021.