Xiaomi has introduced its newest telephone idea: a “quad-curved waterfall show.” Because of this the unnamed telephone’s display screen not solely has deep 88-degree “waterfall” curves on the left and proper sides, however on the highest and backside as properly, leaving no room for ports or buttons. Xiaomi says that is meant to “lengthen the bounds of the show to infinity” and allow “a real, port-free unibody design.”
The apparent query is how that would presumably work on the display screen’s corners, and primarily based on the promotional imagery it seems like Xiaomi is just leaving them clean with small, rounded cutouts. Not fairly infinity, then, however nonetheless a neat trick — though for individuals who already don’t just like the comparatively modest curved shows on telephones just like the Galaxy S21 Extremely, this feels like their nightmare.
Saying an idea system solely by means of renders doesn’t fairly have the affect of exhibiting it off in particular person, as was frequent pre-COVID. A Xiaomi consultant tells The Verge that this telephone does truly exist and that they’ve used it themselves, for what that’s price. The show is the results of “numerous breakthroughs in glass bending and laminating expertise,” based on Xiaomi, and “represents the sum of 46 groundbreaking patents.”
This idea telephone follows final week’s announcement of seemingly outlandish Xiaomi tech, its “Mi Air Charge” truly wireless charging system. And again in 2019, Xiaomi revealed the Mi Mix Alpha phone, which featured a show that wrapped round virtually your complete system, although it in the end by no means went on sale. This newest idea might properly by no means make it right into a commercially out there system.
Xiaomi will announce international availability for its significantly extra standard Mi 11 flagship phone at an occasion subsequent Monday, February eighth.