According to a patent discovered by foreign media 91mobiles, Xiaomi seems to be developing a unique smartphone design with a curved screen and a fingerprint sensor on the side. The Xiaomi New Phone was filed as early as March 2020 and published on June 3, 2021.
The patent shows that there is a full screen on the front of the phone, which means that the phone may be a high-end phone. The design shows that the phone has a fingerprint sensor placed in the curved corner of the screen. The fingerprint sensor is embedded under the curved display screen instead of being placed on the frame like other mobile phones.
Considering that most curved screen phones use AMOLED panels, the fingerprint sensor is usually placed under the display. However, Xiaomi seems to want to introduce a curved screen that uses an IPS LCD panel. Since the fingerprint sensor cannot be placed in the panel, its best choice is to put it on the side, the patent sketch has not revealed other design elements of the phone.
Since the design is still in the patent stage, it is uncertain whether a commercial mobile phone with a similar design will be launched.