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Xiaomi files new patent for smartphone design with detachable rear camera module

Xiaomi is trying to experiment with its smartphone designs these days and is patenting several new design modules. It has now filed for a new patent which features a detachable camera module.

twitter-logoIndia Today Tech | February 1, 2021 | Updated 12:15 IST
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Xiaomi is experimenting with its smartphone designs.

Highlights

  • Xiaomi has registered a patent for new smartphone design.
  • New design reveals a detachable camera.
  • The rear camera will also work as selfie shooter.

Xiaomi is trying to experiment with its smartphone designs these days and is patenting several new design modules. It has now filed for a new patent which features a detachable camera module. According to the report published on WIPO(World Intellectual Property Organization), the new patent by the company reveals a smartphone with a full-display upfront. Where is the front camera? As mentioned, the smartphone will come with a detachable rear camera which can be removed and placed on the front.

The design was first spotted by 91Mobiles. A cutout of the images shared shows how the smartphone will look if the layout is removed. The front also shows a possible attachment for selfies which hints that the same rear module might be fixed on the front too. There is still no word or details on how this will be possible but Xiaomi might use magnets to achieve it.

The camera layout is in two different shapes one is pill-shaped dual camera while the other one is circular with a cut-out for four sensors. Still, a complete image of phone with a circular module isn't available. Interestingly, Xiaomi is not the only smartphone maker trying to make use of a detachable camera module. In December last year, Oppo patented a similar tech.

Earlier, Xiaomi had registered another patent for a smartphone design with having a pop-up camera with a reflective mirror. There is a chance that neither of these patents eventually make it to a commercial product. It is a very common practice. But if Xiaomi is able to that, the technology will change the way you click images using smartphones.

Meanwhile, Xiaomi Mobile Software Co has also filed for a patent "a smart glasses and glasses case." This smart glass can emit therapeutic signals like phototherapy signals. It can also send sound wave signals which are beneficial in treating a few brain diseases, mental diseases or eye fatigue. Again, Xiaomi is not the only company to come out with smart glasses. Huawei's Gentle Monster Smart Glasses are already present in the market.

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