Folding smartphones are on the rise. After the initial reveal of the Royole FlexPai, every major smartphone manufacturer except Apple is in the race to develop a foldable device that is accessible and provides innovative use cases. Every company has its own version of a foldable smartphone. Samsung has Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Flip while Motorola offers the Raze. Other companies like LG and Xiaomi are working on slightly different devices. LG came up the Wing, and Xiaomi introduced the Mi Alpha.
Mi Alpha is an all-screen smartphone in which the display on the front rolls around the edges and joins the display on the back. The device was able to gather a lot of attention when it was announced last year. Unfortunately, Xiaomi had to postpose the device only months after the initial announcement. However, Xiaomi may have already started developing the sequel of Mi Mix Alpha.
LetsGoDigital has found the design concept of the potential sequel of Mi Mix Alpha in the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) database. The concept design is very similar to the device scrapped last year. The display wraps around the frame of the phone, covering both front and back, but this time around, the company even removed the cameras to increase the screen real estate. There is a pop-up camera system in place which houses three camera sensors, all of which can be used as either front or back cameras.
Lastly, it is not sure whether Xiamoi would end up releasing the device as the usability of the device is questionable. The company had to postpone its predecessor indefinitely, mainly due to usability concerns.