Suspected Xiaomi Mi MIX 4 leaked photos was recently circulating on the internet, with the biggest talking point being the use of under-screen proactive solution that further increasing the screen ratio.
However, Xiaomi product director Wang Teng later clarified that it was false.
Despite the clarification, it does not mean that Xiaomi has no intention of launching an in-screen front camera design and has recently obtained a design patent in this area.
The patent, entitled "Display Structure and Electronic Equipment," was filed with the US Trademark and Patent Office (USPTO) on May 30 this year, and was included and published on December 5 this year.
The patent describes a hidden camera that does not take up any space on the screen when not in use.
In the patent abstract:
A display structure and an electronic device having the same are provided. The display structure includes a display screen and a light adjusting component located at a light emitting side of the display screen.
An operating state of the light adjusting component comprises a light transmitting state and polarization state, and the light adjusting component comprises a first region and a second region which are independently controllable.
The display screen comprises a plurality of independently controllable pixels.
Further, when the first region of the light adjusting component is in the light transmitting state, the pixels that are in the display screen and correspond to the first region are disabled to allow light emitted from the first region to penetrate through the display screen.