According to letsgodigital, recently a graphical user interface design patent of Xiaomi for phones was exposed. You can see that this interface design is specially designed for surround screens and makes full use of the side screen.
One year ago, Xiaomi applied for a design product patent for a “graphical user interface for phones”, which has a screen on all sides; these patents were approved on December 13, 2019, and are officially in the WIPO design database release.
This patent mainly shows the phone interface designed for the surround screen which showing the music player, camera, weather, and quick operation interface. According to the patent information, the front, back, left, and right sides of the phone are screens, among which the system notification message icon displayed on the left screen of the phone, and the system shortcut switch icon displayed on the right screen of the phone.
As you can see from the patent sketch, you can use the shortcut buttons on the right screen to take pictures, record, take screenshots, adjust the volume, and control the music; in addition, information such as signals, time, weather, and power are also displayed on the left and right screens.
Operationally, Xiaomi should introduce more support for sliding gestures into the new system because the solid keys are eliminated. Of course, the exposure of patents does not mean that manufacturers must or will soon introduce similar devices.
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