Xiaomi appears to be engaged on a singular smartphone design with a curved display screen that has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, in keeping with the patent the corporate has filed with the United States Patent Application Publication, as noticed by 91mobiles. It was filed again in March 2020 and was printed on June third 2021. The patent shows a Xiaomi phone with an edge-to-edge display on the entrance, which means it is likely to be a premium phone. The design shows it has a fingerprint sensor positioned for safety proper on the nook, the place the display screen curves. Interestingly, the fingerprint sensor is embedded underneath the curved display as an alternative of on a separate housing that’s a part of the body, like we see on telephones like Realme X3 SuperZoom and Xiaomi Mi 10i.
Considering most curved display screen telephones have AMOLED panels, the fingerprint sensors are often positioned beneath the display for comfy entry. However, Xiaomi appears to wish to introduce a curved display with an IPS LCD panel and since they will’t have the fingerprint sensor positioned throughout the panel, its greatest different is to put it on the facet as holding it on the again would make it barely exhausting to succeed in contemplating curved display telephones are tall in comparability to common telephones. The patent sketches don’t reveal different design components of the phone simply but.
Since the design continues to be in the patent stage, we will’t inform for positive whether or not a business phone with the same design will ever launch. But this ought to be a significant push for finances and mid-range telephones that come with IPS LCD panels and, thus, can’t have in-display fingerprint sensors.