Although it arguably kicked off the existing bezel-totally free smartphone fad with its original Mi Combine handset, Xiaomi appears to be getting a webpage out of Oppo’s design playbook with a Obtain X-design and style sliding selfie camera on its newly declared Mi Combine 3 device.
Posted by Xiaomi president Lin Bin on the company’s Weibo webpage along with a proposed Oct launch date, the Mi Combine 3 image shows a camera that’s concealed powering an nearly totally bezel-totally free display.
Earlier Mi Combine units, like the Xiaomi Mi Combine two, awkwardly put the selfie camera at the bottom of the phone’s face, forcing the consumer to either convert the handset upside down, or take self portraits from an particularly unflattering angle.
If you glimpse carefully at the bottom still left corner of the Xiaomi Mi Combine 3, you can expect to recognize that contrary to the Oppo Obtain X, the overall back again section of the device slides – not just the major section.
Ticket to slide
This exceptional strategy sales opportunities us to consider that in its place of the camera popping up, the Mi Combine 3’s display may basically slide down. Could this imply that the Mi Combine 3’s sliding mechanism is not motorized like the Obtain X, but instead a manual implementation that would see the consumer basically flick the display screen down when they want to take a selfie?
It would make perception for Xiaomi to go with a non-mechanical strategy – while a incredibly spectacular device in its very own suitable, the Oppo Obtain X’s motorized pop-up camera feels like some thing that’s destined for an eventual breakdown.
Sad to say, it can be all just guesswork at this phase, with totally no data on the Mi Combine 3’s specs supplied at this time. Stay tuned for additional data in the lead up to the Xiaomi Mi Combine 3’s (likely China-only) Oct launch.