COLOMBIA (February 18, 2021). The world technology leader Xiaomi officially presented its first concept smartphone with a quadruple screen curved in the form of a waterfall. The 88 ° hyper-curved screen design allows visual interfaces to flow over the phone’s surface like water.
Almost the entire frame of the smartphone is covered by screen, while its body does not have ports or buttons, which represents a breakthrough in the futuristic unibody design without ports.
Xiaomi never stops innovating and continues to strive to find the best balance between imagination and reality. It is from there that the company’s engineers, pushing the limits of classic smartphone design, tried to make these smartphones as simple as possible, to bring the “single screen” form factor one step closer to reality.
88 ° hypercurved screen, revolution in manufacturing and adhesion
Since flexible displays are part of the new normal, the biggest challenge in producing the industry’s first quadruple curved display is not in bending the display, but in fabricating an 88 ° quadruple curved glass panel and in the bonding process in 3D.
88 ° ultra-curved glass has practically pushed the technological limits of glass production. Compared with ordinary curved glass, the difficulty of hot bending increases exponentially. Polishing a piece of this hyper-curved glass with deep 88 ° curvature on all four sides requires self-developed glass processing equipment, 800 ° C high temperature and pressure hot bending, four different polishing tools and up to more than ten complex polishing procedures. Most importantly, behind such a piece of glass there are thousands of attempts.
To attach a piece of 88 ° quadruple bend glass to a flexible display, an innovative display stacking design was adopted using our innovative 3D bonding process. All this guarantees a perfect and flawless performance of the screen.
Portless unibody design, a new direction for future smartphones
The shape of the screen is a crucial factor in determining the shape of the smartphone of the future. With Xiaomi’s new breakthroughs in cascading curved quad displays, new possibilities are forged and breakthroughs are made towards the goal of a truly portless unibody smartphone.
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