Xiaomi is famous for its quirky and unique designs – in turn, patents for the same are now almost a norm. However, in a recent development, the company is apparently working on a unique design with a curved screen that has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The company has filed with the United States Patent Application Publication, as spotted by 91mobiles. Moreover, according to the filings, the company has filed documentation for three new smartphone designs.
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Xiaomi New Patent Shows New Designs?
The patent shows a Xiaomi phone with an edge-to-edge display on the front. This can be for a premium smartphone. However, we cannot be sure. The design shows it has a fingerprint sensor right at the corner, where the screen curves. Interestingly, the fingerprint sensor is embedded under the curved display instead of on a separate housing that is part of the frame. Especially these designs we see on phones like Realme X3 SuperZoom and Xiaomi Mi 10i.
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Meanwhile, many curved display smartphones have AMOLED panels. For those, the fingerprint sensors are usually placed underneath the display for comfortable access. However, Xiaomi is planning to introduce a curved display with an IPS LCD panel. If they go for this, then its best alternative is to place it on the side of the phone. The patent sketches don’t reveal other design elements of the phone just yet. Furthermore, we can’t tell for sure whether a commercial phone with a similar design will ever launch.
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Whereas, previous patents from Xiaomi pack rotating under-display cameras and crazy speaker-smartphone hybrids. Xiaomi filed the patent in March 2021, so it would suggest the designs are in active development.