While we’ve seen phones like Huawei Mate 30 Pro and Vivo Nex 3 employ the same 88° degree ‘waterfall’ technique on their displays, and phones like Huawei’s P40 Pro use a quad-curve screen, this is the first example of a phone combining the two technologies in one device.
In Xiaomi’s official blog post, in order to achieve both the curve and wraparound, the company had to develop its own material that is bespoke as well as heat the glass under some pressure to around 800°C – making use of a way that apparently took several thousand tries to perfect.
There was also the task of bonding this wraparound glass to your display panel it self while making certain the display screen provides constant quality across its different areas
With pixels within the sides regarding the phone, the style forgoes equipment buttons altogether but not just that, shrugs off grilles, ports as well as the SIM tray; changed with what Xiaomi considers “more elegant options.”
The concept features “ultra-thin piezoelectric ceramics, an industry-first film that is flexible acoustic technology, third-generation under-display cameras, wireless charging, eSIM chips, pressure-sensitive touch sensors and more” in order to sport what is a truly ‘holeless’ unibody design – not unlike Meizu’s Zero concept from 2019.
In practice, even with haptics, display-based virtual buttons lack the inherent tactility of physical keys, which can undermine ease of use, so the viability of this concept making its way into a fully-fledged release from Xiaomi isn’t guaranteed.
Xiaomi doesn’t drop any details on what appears to be a single camera that is rear or any information about the device’s internals, suggesting that people might see some kind of smartphone impacted by this display concept but are not likely to see a primary lift, created for customers.