Xiaomi is pushing envelope with its new concept phone, which has a “quad-curved waterfall display”. Meaning, the phone, which has no name, not only gets deep 88-degree “waterfall” curves on the sides but also on the top and bottom, dissolving all the ports and buttons. Xiaomi has said that this is to “extend the limits of the display to infinity” and achieve “a true, port-free unibody design.”
But the question remains that if it could work at the screen’s corners, and from what we see, as per the image, Xiaomi has not put anything on them but rather small, rounded cutouts. This defeats the whole purpose, but it’s still a neat trick. However, the phone might not fancy those people who dread the curved displays on phones like the Galaxy S21 Ultra.
Although just limited to renders, which don’t show the entire picture, reports have been flying off that the phone actually exists and some Xiaomi representatives have used it themselves. Xiaomi states that they managed to achieve the display, for what it is now through “countless breakthroughs in glass bending and laminating technology, and it represents the sum of 46 groundbreaking patents.”
Xiaomi’s constant innovation is showing true colors as of late and it can be seen on Xiaomi’s new “Mi Air Charge” truly wireless charger. Prior to this, in 2019, the company also showcased the Mi Mix Alpha phone, which had a display that wrapped around the whole device, though it never made it to the market. And from what we know, this latest concept phone may as well never go on sale commercially.