Xiaomi could make phones with a unique pop-up camera setup in the future. The brand has filed patent for system and as given in this report, cameras come in the shape of bunny ears. The unit will pack camera sensor both at the front and back. And as you can see in the image below, this helps the brand to avoid using multiple cameras modules on the phone. This way, Xiaomi can free up the screen space without using a notch or punch hole design. And at the back, manage to offer a unified design experience. Also Read - Xiaomi Mi TV 4A Horizon Edition 43 vs OnePlus TV 43 Y1: Full specs comparison
Xiaomi has a habit of applying for patents of strange designs. And the bunny ears is the latest in its collection. This design setup might work for the cameras at the front. But we’re not sure if the back cameras will get powerful sensors, especially if they want to add more than two of them. Also Read - Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro 5G to feature a pop-up camera, Game Turbo 3.0 and Samsung E3 AMOLED display
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Pop-up cameras in general were tried out by few brands last year. But it’s safe to say none of them felt the benefit of using it. Which is why we have mostly seen phones with notch or punch hole for selfie cameras this year. Will Xiaomi ever manage to pull the bunny out of the hat? Considering this is just a patent filing, we’re not even sure if the brand sees the feature as part of its future product road map. And while companies regularly file for technology patents, sometimes they do just so that its rival doesn’t. So, the bunny ears could be a case on either side.
Xiaomi launches MI TV Horizon series in India
The “Horizon” treatment comes to the entry-level models with reduced bezels and more features than before. Xiaomi has kept the prices still affordable. The Mi TV 4A Horizon Edition comes in two screen sizes. The entry-level model has a 32-inch HD ready display and it costs Rs 13,499. The bigger 43-inch model has a Full HD display and that will set you back by Rs 22,999.