Chinese multinational electronics company Xiaomi announced its latest phone concept yesterday dubbed the; “quad-curved waterfall display.” The concept phone has no buttons, ports or even bezels for that matter which is considered a revolutionary step.
The concept, which remains unnamed is expected to have deep 88-degree waterfall curves on the left and right sides including the top and bottom as well – leaving no room for buttons or ports for that matter. According to Xiaomi, this is intended to “extend the limits of the display to infinity” and enable “a true, port-free unibody design.”
Colour us impressed, as this is one hell of a revolutionary step towards limitless design and technology, and it seems Xiaomi is ready to make the leap forward into the future. When one looks at the promotional imagery sent out the by the company, its not necessary full infinity but it is a great start.
Honestly speaking though, not many people have been fans of the infinity curved screens, case in point the Galaxy S21 Ultra, which was revealed months ago has been considered a nightmare for some. Not forgetting how expensive it is to replace the screen if broken, a true testament for most Samsung Edge users.
Even though the render provided by Xiaomi doesn’t mean a physical one is in existence, a representative of the electronics company revealed to The Verge that the phone does actually exist and that they’ve used it themselves.
The display is the result of “countless breakthroughs in glass bending and laminating technology,” according to Xiaomi, and “represents the sum of 46 groundbreaking patents.”
The Xiaomi waterfall curved display concept is considered to be groundbreaking
News about the concept phone arrives after the last week’s announcement where Xiaomi revealed its latest “Mi Air Charge” truly wireless charging system. None the less, there’s a possibility the concept may never hit the commercial market just like what happened to the 2019 Mi Mix Alpha phone, which featured a display that wrapped around almost the entire device.
Xiaomi is also known for its low, mid and high priced devices as it tries to manufacture electronics that are affordable for all market segments including Africa too, though it has meant stiff competition from the likes of Tecno, Infinix and iTel.
Some of the best phones from the company include the Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC, Mi 10, Mi 10T Pro, Poco F2 Pro, Mi 10 Pro and Mi 9.
Watch the video below for the quad-curved waterfall display concept by Xiaomi
Very soon, Xiaomi will be announcing the global availability for its Mi 11 flagship phone at an event next Monday, February 8th. The base variant of Mi 11 with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage will be priced at €799 (UGX 3,528,454) in Europe, and shelling out €100 more will get you double storage.
The Mi 11, currently only available in China, has a 12GB/256GB variant as well, but the source has no information on its global pricing.
Author: Allan Bangirana
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