Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha 2? Xiaomi patents new phone with wraparound display

Xiaomi patents camera phone with new wraparound Surround Display
(Image credit: Xiaomi)

The industry is constantly reaching new frontiers in screen design, with the likes of Samsung ready to unleash a retooled successor to the problematic Galaxy Fold. Now Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi is pushing the envelope again with a new patent for a new Surround Display wraparound smartphone screen.

The first time we saw such a design was with the Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha – a concept phone that ultimately never saw the light of day, but whose 180.6% screen-to-body ratio and 108MP image sensor certainly had the potential to rank among the best camera phones.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.