Xiaomi Granted Patent For Smartphones With Bottom Notch
Another day, another company granted patents for unconventional and bizarre smartphones. Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi has been granted patents for two unusual smartphones by the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) that have dual front cameras and notch on the bottom of the display.
It is not the first time that Xiaomi has placed the camera at the bottom of a smartphone’s display. The last handset that had similar selfie camera placement was the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2. It is apparent that putting a selfie camera at the bottom of the display helps to minimise the obstruction that a conventional notch at the top of the display causes. In simpler words, most consumers are programmed to read from top to bottom and placing the notch that accommodates the selfie camera at the bottom of the display will indeed result in reducing the intrusion caused by one.
The patents granted to Xiaomi exhibit smartphones with minimal bezels around the display which provide the device with a high screen to body ratio. Both the patents granted by Xiaomi have dual front cameras, however, the position of these sensors is entirely different on them. The first patent has a rectangular notch at the bottom which houses a couple of selfie cameras. On the other hand, the second patent has two separate notches on either bottom side. Furthermore, the rear of smartphones on the two patents is also disparate. The smartphone with a single notch has a back that tapers towards the side while the other device has a completely flat back panel. Both smartphones also have rear mounted dual cameras which are placed on the top left side.
It is hard to speculate the features or launch date of the aforementioned devices as Xiaomi is yet to make any comments about their development or existence.