According to current product line, full screen is the tendency in smartphone line. Because Xiaomi MI MIX, LG G6, and Samsung Galaxy S8 are challenging the ultimate screen to body ratio. It is said that the next coming smartphone, iPhone 8 also will use high screen to body ratio to compete with Samsung Galaxy S8. In terms of this kind of tendency, Xiaomi as the leader of full screen brand has taken its first step, the other plan for Xiaomi is to design foldable screen smartphone first in China.
The concept of foldable smartphone is put forward by Samsung, but recently the foldable screen solution leaked by Xiaomi is different from Samsung. In terms of technical design, Samsung Foldable patent is connected the display up and down like hinge, from Xiaomi solution, it is connected by a special shrapnel in the middle, and can be folded freely.
This patent calls folding mobile phone and connecting mechanism connecting for folding mobile end devices. The applying time is on August 26, 2015, right now it is under approval in public state. We can see Xiaomi has planned future smartphone since 2015. Lei Jun claimed at its annual party that black technology, new retail sale, internationalization, AI, Internet Financial are the five future way this year, the black technology got the first rank, so Xiaomi will release more unknown technology on its products.
It is said that Samsung has applied for a Galaxy X mark, which may prepare for rumored foldable smartphone. With higher technology developing, those concept smartphones will come closer, we can know Xiaomi is ready for their foldable smartphone now.