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Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 may have just been revealed in Wingtech patent of trailblazing smartphone with wraparound display

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 or Mi Mix 2020 could have a similar wraparound display to the Mi Mix Alpha. (Image source: Xiaomi)
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 or Mi Mix 2020 could have a similar wraparound display to the Mi Mix Alpha. (Image source: Xiaomi)
A patent filed by Wingtech has revealed a smartphone that could possibly end up being the long-rumored Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 or Mi Mix 2020. The images in the filing show a device with a wraparound display while the main camera issue has been solved via a pop-up unit. The Mi Mix 4 is expected to feature an innovative design.

Another day, another patent that potentially involves Xiaomi. LetsGoDigital has dug up a fascinating smartphone patent filed by an ODM known as Wingtech. Wingtech Technology assembles devices for numerous well-known OEMs, including Huawei, Samsung, and Xiaomi. Considering the specific design of the smartphone in this particular patent, it’s understandable why there is already speculation it could be a Xiaomi device and maybe even the Mi Mix 4.

It’s long been rumored that the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4, or Mi Mix 2020, will follow the design language of the concept phone Mi Mix Alpha, which means it should have a wraparound display. This particular patent has the smartphone with the screen covering almost the whole of the body of the smartphone, leaving just the top edge, bottom edge, and one side edge uncovered. Hardware buttons would be located on the bottom of the device, which would leave the top edge free to house the pop-up camera unit.

However, this is not the sort of pop-up camera assembly we have already witnessed with other Xiaomi devices such as the Redmi K30 Pro. In this stunning potential Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 we have a full main camera system integrated into the pop-up mechanism, so there are three lenses present and a flash. This device could be magnificent if implemented and produced properly and would certainly represent the innovation that the Mi Mix line is noted for. Or it may just fall by the wayside like so many other patents.

Wingtech smartphone. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)
Wingtech smartphone. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)
Wingtech smartphone. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)
Wingtech smartphone. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)
Patent drawings. (Image source: CNIPA via LetsGoDigital)
Patent drawings. (Image source: CNIPA via LetsGoDigital)
Wingtech smartphone. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)
Wingtech smartphone. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)

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LetsGoDigital (in Dutch) & XiaomiAdictos (in Spanish)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-08- 5 (Update: 2020-08- 5)
Daniel R Deakin
Daniel R Deakin - Managing Editor News
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.