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Xiaomi gets creative with dual selfie camera placement

Prepare for some under-chin shots with this Xiaomi concept. (Source: LetsGoDigital)
Prepare for some under-chin shots with this Xiaomi concept. (Source: LetsGoDigital)
A fantastic render has been published showing what Xiaomi could be planning in regard to smartphone front-facing camera placement. The render is based on a patent made by the Chinese smartphone company, which of course, may never go further than the drawing board. But it does at least highlight how important innovation is for Xiaomi.

LetsGoDigital has kindly shared a render of a potential Xiaomi smartphone that sports a new solution for where to put the front-facing (selfie) camera. In the quest for more screen estate and less bezel and less notch, the manufacturer has placed a dual selfie camera setup on the bottom of a smartphone, front and center.

Now as pointed out by our source, there is a reason why smartphone manufacturers generally position selfie cameras at the top. It seems natural to have the camera/s located there as the rest of the device is then below eye level. However, there is an advantage of placing the camera setup at the bottom: It does make the device look like it has more screen to it. People generally scan things from top to bottom when in a hurry, so the bottom-positioned cameras will be out of sight and out of mind.

Interestingly, it appears Xiaomi has come up with another solution for a dual front-facing camera setup, by putting one camera in each of the smartphone’s bottom corners. This solution does seem a little bit more incongruous and far-fetched in comparison with the first idea, but what it does demonstrate is that Xiaomi is rapidly becoming the new champion of innovation.

Dual cameras bottom center. (Source: LetsGoDigital/Xiaomi)
Dual cameras bottom center. (Source: LetsGoDigital/Xiaomi)
Dual cameras; one in each bottom corner. (Source: LetsGoDigital/Xiaomi)
Dual cameras; one in each bottom corner. (Source: LetsGoDigital/Xiaomi)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-04- 1 (Update: 2019-04- 1)