Xiaomi has shown added interest in the premium smartphone segment. The company has launched the Xiaomi 12 series and is now gearing up to launch the Xiaomi 12 Ultra. Later this year, we might also see a new Mix Fold 2 foldable smartphone from the Chinese smartphone brand. The Mix Fold 2 will be similar to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 in terms of design. Xiaomi might be working on a clamshell foldable smartphone as well. The Xiaomi Flip phone could be similar to Samsung Flip 3 series with a clamshell-like folding design.
There is no official word from the brand. However, patented images of the upcoming Xiaomi foldable have surfaced on the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) website. Let’s take a look at the Xiaomi Flip phone design, features and other details known so far.
Xiaomi Flip Phone CNIPA
Xiaomi could launch a flip phone very soon in China and other markets. The foldable phone could compete against the likes of the Galaxy Z Flip 3. The patent images listed on the CNIPA reveal the design of the upcoming Xiaomi foldable smartphone. The images reveal the design from all sides. According to the images, the Xiaomi clamshell foldable phone has a horizontal stripe on the back. The camera module bar is similar to the Google Pixel 6 series.
It has three circular cutouts, one of which could be for the LED flash. This means that the Xiaomi flip smartphone could feature a dual-camera setup. The design images obviously do not reveal any details about the camera sensors.
The images further reveal that the power and volume buttons are on the right edge of the frame. At the bottom edge lies the USB Type-C port, a speaker grille and the SIM tray. Notably, there is no cutout on the foldable screen.
It could be possible that Xiaomi uses its Camera Under Panel (CUP) tech for the under-screen front camera, which was first introduced in the Mix Fold.
Other details of the flip phone remain unknown. However, you can count on MySmartPrice to bring you the latest updates once available.