Xiaomi mi mix alpha renders 2

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  • Xiaomi has been granted a patent for a rather bizarre smartphone design.
  • The design sees under-display cameras being placed on both the front and back of the phone.
  • We’re guessing this design won’t see a commercial release.

Xiaomi unveiled the ill-fated Mi Mix Alpha in 2019, showing a smartphone with a screen that wrapped around the back of the device (seen above). That phone may have ultimately been canceled, but a newly granted patent has shown that Xiaomi is thinking about a more ambitious design.

ITHome reports that Xiaomi has been granted a patent by China’s national intellectual property body for a smartphone with under-display cameras on both the front and back.