Every so often, Xiaomi surprises us with a cool, progressive phone that we then by no means get to attempt. This makes us unhappy, however the world is a merciless place, and all we will do is hope that one among these good options will someday find yourself in a broadly accessible machine.
This time, the corporate has a concept phone with a quad-curved waterfall display. Which means the display “overflows” over all 4 sides of the phone, with “nearly” all the body of the phone coated by the display. The phone has no ports or buttons, and sounds completely infuriating to make use of, however it’s very cool to have a look at — try the video under.
The impact is much more spectacular while you place two of those telephones side-by-side and play a video. Which nobody will ever do in actual life, however it’s nice for promotional movies like these.
Picture: screenshot: xiaomi
Xiaomi claims that bending the glass 4 methods was a particularly sophisticated course of, which required internally developed glass processing tools, sizzling bending underneath temperature of 800 levels Celsius and excessive stress, 4 sharpening instruments and ten complicated sharpening procedures. It took “hundreds of makes an attempt” to get one such piece of glass, Xiaomi says.
As for all of the stuff that is lacking — particularly, ports, buttons, audio system, cameras, and such — Xiaomi stated it took 46 patented applied sciences to interchange them with invisible options equivalent to under-display cameras, wi-fi charging, and pressure-sensitive contact sensors.
In 2019, Xiaomi launched a comparable phone, referred to as the Mi Mix Alpha, which had a display wrapped across the phone utterly. That phone, nonetheless, did not have the display overflowing excessive and backside. It seems that Xiaomi is simply a few steps away from creating a phone that’s actually all display screen on all sides.