According to the latest news, Xiaomi has announced its latest phone concept in its blog. The company described its latest phone concept as a “quad curved waterfall display”. The unnamed phone’s screen will come with a deep 88 degree “waterfall” curve on the left, right, top and bottom, leaving no room for ports or buttons. Xiaomi said this is intended to “extend the limits of the display to infinity” and enable “a true, port-free unibody design.”
On the promotional imagery, it seems Xiaomi is simply leaving the screen’s corners with small, rounded cutouts. However, for people who did not like comparatively modest curved displays on phones like the Galaxy S21 Ultra, this will sound like a nightmare.
It should be noted that announcing a concept handset through the means of a render does not quite have the same impact of showing it off in person. A Xiaomi representative has told The Verge that this phone does actually exist and that they have used it themselves. He mentioned that the display is the result of “countless breakthroughs in glass bending and laminating technology”. Xiaomi mentions the device as “the sum of 46 groundbreaking patents.”
This concept phone follows last week’s announcement of a seemingly outlandish Xiaomi tech, “Mi Air Charge” a truly wireless charging system. Back in 2019, Xiaomi revealed the Mi Mix Alpha phone which came with a display that wrapped around almost the entire device but in reality, it never went on sale.
As of now, we can only hope that this device is available commercially in near future. On 8th February, at an event, Xiaomi will announce global availability for its considerably more conventional Mi 11 flagship phone.