Xiaomi has the Mi Mix Fold in its portfolio, and now it is planning to add another foldable with a clamshell design. The company patented a device at CNIPA (Chinese National Intellectual Property Association) with a design similar to a certain Samsung phone – two cameras and a tiny horizontal display on the cover.
This new flip phone will also have a pill-shaped punch hole on the inside for dual front-facing cameras. The bottom is occupied by the SIM slot, a USB-C, and a speaker grill, while the power key and volume rocker are on the right-hand side.
It isn’t a surprise Xiaomi is also joining the fun of clamshell foldables – Motorola, Huawei, and Samsung already have products in this category, and this Chinese brand wants some of the pie as well. We do believe a phone with this design could arrive soon, but we are also confident it won’t be at the Xiaomi event later today where we expect to see the 12 series, MIUI 13, and Watch S1.