Letsgodigital showed a Xiaomi smartphone camera module design patent. The phone in this patent cancels the front camera. The rear three cameras and flashes are arranged horizontally.
At the end of 2019, Xiaomi applied to the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) for a patent for “camera module, terminal equipment and image capture technology”. This patent was published on February 18 this year. After that, the patent was included in the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) database.
The patent shows that the smartphone uses a large-size full screen with a narrow screen frame. And users can enjoy a larger screen-to-body ratio. The camera cannot be seen from the front, and the receiver is placed in the frame.
By moving the camera upward through a driving motor and then rotating around the axis, the rear camera can be used as a front camera. Therefore, it is not like the folding camera used in the Asus Zenfone 6. The working principle of rotation is different from that of the Samsung Galaxy A80. We mean when the latter is used, part of the structure will also move. Xiaomi’s patent shows that only the camera system can automatically rotate to take selfies.
Using the main camera as a front camera can take selfies with better quality and save space and cost.
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In January of this year, Xiaomi obtained a patent called “Electronic Equipment and Hidden Camera”. It uses a rotatable pop-up camera that can also take pictures in both directions. Xiaomi is undoubtedly one of the smartphone manufacturers that have applied for the most patents for pop-up cameras, but it is still unclear whether and when Xiaomi will apply the patented technology to terminal products.