Beijing: Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has patented a foldable phone concept that folds vertically just like recently launched Motorola Razr foldable smartphone.
The patent was filed back in August 2018 before it was granted and published last month.
Sketches of the device show the phone has a small display at the top when folded and the display would likely show info such as time, caller ID, and notifications, news portal GizmoChina reported.
The patent hints at a phone that sports a clamshell-like design that can be unfolded and folded vertically. There’s a camera module on the back that houses two sensors, and a secondary screen on the outer lid, similar to the new Motorola Razr.
However, this display doesn’t seem to be as big and might be used to notify users about time, calls, and texts. It should be noted that while Xiaomi might have received the patent for its foldable phone, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it will launch a device
Xiaomi is expected to release a foldable phone by the end of 2019.