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Xiaomi Mi Alpha R dual display rollable phone with slick pull-out screen appears in patent

Xiaomi Mi Alpha R smartphone concept design with retractable display. (Image source: LetsGoDigital/Concept Creator)
Xiaomi Mi Alpha R smartphone concept design with retractable display. (Image source: LetsGoDigital/Concept Creator)
A patent filed by Xiaomi has revealed a new rollable phone that is fitted with a retractable display. The user can operate the pull-out screen in the so-called Xiaomi Mi Alpha R to turn the smartphone into a tablet-like device. The patented smartphone borrows heavily from the design of the Mi Mix Alpha but with the addition of a rollable display.

Foldable smartphones could become a thing of the past, again, as more smartphone companies delve deeper into rollable technology. Firms like OPPO have already teased such a flexible device, and unsurprisingly it appears that Xiaomi doesn’t want to be left off this particular bandwagon. LetsGoDigital has found a patent for a rollable phone from Xiaomi that incorporates the dual display design of the Mi Mix Alpha.

Thanks to Jermaine Smit, also known as Concept Creator, we can get a better look at the device, which has been given the moniker Xiaomi Mi Alpha R, in some renders and a video (see below). The smartphone looks just like the Mi Mix Alpha at first glance, but it then shows that it has a retractable or pull-out display due to the inventive utilization of rollable screen technology.

The Mi Alpha R is easily converted from smartphone size to tablet size thanks to the retractable screen, and the mechanism’s construction and design means that the display shouldn't be obstructed with creases or lines, even when touched. Of course, this is just a patent and therefore the Xiaomi rollable phone might never be produced, but even if it was manufactured you could certainly expect a sky-high price tag for this one.

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Mi Alpha R. (Image source: LetsGoDigital/Concept Creator)
Mi Alpha R. (Image source: LetsGoDigital/Concept Creator)
Mi Alpha R. (Image source: LetsGoDigital/Concept Creator)
Mi Alpha R. (Image source: LetsGoDigital/Concept Creator)
Mi Alpha R. (Image source: LetsGoDigital/Concept Creator)
Mi Alpha R. (Image source: LetsGoDigital/Concept Creator)
Xiaomi patent. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)
Xiaomi patent. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)

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LetsGoDigital (in Dutch) & YouTube (Concept Creator)

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Daniel R Deakin - Managing Editor News - 2698 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.
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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-12- 9 (Update: 2020-12- 9)