The Chinese company Xiaomi has offered a smartphone with a very unusual design of the camera unit. Information about the device is published on the websites of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
We are talking about a smartphone with a pull-out module hiding in the upper part of the case. Moreover, not components with lenses will be put forward, but a special reflective assembly.
This design will allow the image sensors to remain inside the device. The reflector unit will be able to rotate to one or another angle, which will allow for normal photography and create self-portraits. In addition, it will be possible to shoot from non-standard positions, as well as panoramic shooting.
The camera is designed to use multiple image sensors. A small electric motor will be responsible for the rotation of the reflective unit.
The proposed solution will equip the smartphone with a completely frameless display. In addition, there will be no need for a traditional rear camera with optical elements on the rear of the body.
However, so far the unusual device exists only in patent documentation. Nothing was reported about the possible time frame for the implementation of the proposed solution.
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