Beijing, December 28 (IANS)| Smartphone brand Xiaomi has reportedly patented a smartphone which could possibly be a clamshell flip phone with dual cameras and selfie display.
According to GSMArena, the company has patented a device at the Chinese National Intellectual Property Association (CNIPA) with a design similar to a certain Samsung phone – dual cameras and a small horizontal display on the cover.
The report states that this new flip phone will also have a pill-shaped punch hole on the inside for the dual front-facing cameras.
The bottom side houses the SIM slot, a USB-C and a speaker grille, while the power key and volume rocker are on the right.
Several other smartphone brands including Motorola, Huawei and Samsung already have products in this category.
Recently, Huawei has unveiled the clamshell-style folding smartphone – the P50 Pocket – that comes with a circular, 1-inch external display for quick access to notifications and widgets.
Meanwhile, a recent report by GizmoChina states that Lenovo-owned Motorola is working on a third-generation Moto Razr Flip foldable smartphone.