Xiaomi Working On A Smartphone With A Punch Hole Display
Punch Hole display cameras are all the rage these days. It wouldn’t be wrong to call it the leading trend of 2019. There have been lesser bezels, notches and various solutions to reach to the bezel less future. Many smartphone makers are busy trying to innovate with the trend. Now, Xiaomi also is hopping on the punch hole display bandwagon and may launch a device with the said feature soon, according to patent documents.
The patent filed by Xiaomi is for dual camera in the punch hole display. The patent was filed on January 29, 2019 in the Global Design Database of the WIPO. It stands for World Intellectual Property Office. The patent consists of 24 illustrations of different models. All the designs show what appear to be two cameras in the display. Many other sensors are also placed in the screen like a proximity and light sensor.
Punch Hole Displays
Punch hole displays are nothing new in smartphones. First introduced late last year with the Samsung A8s and the Honor View20, the trend seems to quickly catch up. More and more smartphone makers are trying to use this technology in their products. Samsung is also set to use punch hole display to put selfie camera in the Galaxy S10 series. Also, the Galaxy S10 Plus is rumored to have 2 cameras embedded in the display.
Xiaomi launching a smartphone with the said feature would mean that the punch hole camera will trickle down to affordable prices. It is not known currently which smartphone Xiaomi will use to introduce this feature. But the Mi Mix series has always avoided the notch cleverly, so the punch hole display to put cameras will be a good fit for the Mix series to begin with.