In recent years, with the increase of mobile phone functions, people’s demand for screen size has also increased, but due to its need to take into account portability, it can only stay at about 6.5 inches at present.
However, mobile phone manufacturers are obviously not willing to stop there. They have launched folding screen mobile phones. This has brought a very serious problem, that is, the crease problem of flexible screens after countless folds. Previously, Samsung, Huawei and other manufacturers The production models all showed serious creases, which greatly affected the look and feel.
In this regard, various mobile phone manufacturers are studying how to overcome screen creases, and Xiaomi is no exception.
According to the latest report, Xiaomi officially announced a new patent on folding screens on February 2nd, which is an invention patent named “support structure of flexible screen, flexible screen structure and terminal equipment”, publication number It is CN112306147A and the application date is July 2019.
The patent abstract shows that the present disclosure relates to a flexible screen supporting structure, flexible screen structure and terminal equipment. The supporting module includes at least: a first supporting module located below the flexible screen and a position corresponding to the first opening The second support module at the location.
Wherein, the second support module forms a deformable protrusion in the direction away from the flexible screen. When the external force is removed, the deformation of the second support module is removed. The second support module supports the flexible screen corresponding to the first opening, which can reduce flexibility. There is a probability that the screen collapses at the position of the first opening, thereby making the appearance of the flexible screen flat.
From the perspective of patent introduction, Xiaomi will use the method of optimizing the internal mechanical structure to effectively reduce the crease effect.
It is worth noting that the patent application date is July 2019, which means that Xiaomi’s first foldable screen previously exposed is expected to be equipped with this solution, which will be officially unveiled in the second half of this year.
According to the exposed engineering machine spy photos, the Xiaomi folding screen mobile phone runs the MIUI 12 system and adopts an inward folding scheme similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold, which can better protect the folding screen from wear.
But the picture shows that the crease in the center is very obvious, but it may be due to the engineering machine that the machine is not equipped with the patented technology of this exposure. The implementation effect of this technology should be seen in subsequent mass production machines, wait and see.