Until we have a proper under-display front-facing camera, the race to make a full-screen smartphone which still offers a selfie camera will continue to deliver some creative solutions.
Today we have a unique solution from Xiaomi described in an April 24 patent, which brings a whole new twist.
The patent describes a split-screen phone with a swivelling camera which will bring the rear camera to the front, allowing for selfies while still allowing the rest of the screen to be used as a viewfinder.
The solution is of course rather complex compared to Samsung’s more simple solution of a punch-hole camera but then even Samsung delivered a mechanically complex device with the Samsung Galaxy A80 flipping camera.
The patent was applied for in mid-2019 by Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software at the CNIPA. It can be seen at LetsGoDigital here.