In the past, various smartphone brands have put the modular structure of smartphones to the test. Now it seems we’ll see soon Xiaomi Give this segment a try.
The Chinese consumer tech giant has filed a patent for the development of a modular smartphone, according to a report by Lets Go Digital. This comes a week after the company received the patent for a dual-slider smartphone and rotating pop-up camera last week, which can be helpful in the development of the device.
When it comes to the patent for a modular phone, Xiaomi describes the process of including three modules and the functions of these modules can vary.
The first module is essentially the top part of the handset and houses the motherboard and camera system, the second part or middle part is where the battery is processed and the third part houses that USB Charging port and speaker.
“The modules are easily interchangeable and can contain additional functions. For example, consider a loudspeaker module or a zoom camera module, ”the report describes.
Two of these modules are intended to house a screen, and a large screen display forms when the two are connected. The report claims that there should be no visible seam in this process.
Three different modules are shown for the camera – one is a square layout with a triple camera setup, the second is a vertical camera setup with a quad and triple camera setup. The report also shows two different bottom renders.
According to the documents, Xiaomi is developing this modular phone to simplify the replacement of just one module and save on repair costs.