Xiaomi designs camera phone with a secret hidden display

(Image credit: LetsGoDigital/ Xiaomi)

Just when you think you’ve seen every possible design from Xiaomi, the Chinese camera phone manufacturer pulls another fascinating idea out of the bag. A new Xiaomi patent was recently published showing an innovative camera phone design where both the front and rear cameras and an additional display are hidden in a vertical side-slide system.

This interesting patent was filed on 13 January 2021, and was published on 14 May, 2021. It contains 56 product images of three different camera phone variants that all include different slider designs. 

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