Xiaomi Has Succeeded in Making a Bendable Smartphone, Leaked Video Suggests

Xiaomi Has Succeeded in Making a Bendable Smartphone, Leaked Video Suggests
Highlights
  • The video shows the smartphone in full working condition
  • The smartphone is bent at an angle and runs seamlessly
  • The smartphone seems to be running Xiaomi's MIUI software

Apart from smartphones, Xiaomi is known for making smart home appliances like the Mi Air Purifier, Mi Box set-top box, and many other products. And now, a video leak hints that the Chinese manufacturer may have also succeeded in making a bendable touchscreen smartphone.

A video leaked on Youku shows a user holding a bent smartphone in his palm. The smartphone seems to be running on the company's MIUI skin, and the user is seamlessly scrolling through the device performing different functions. The smartphone is bent at an angle so that the user can scroll from top to bottom, and even left to right with ease. The user even opens a game and navigates through it, all while the smartphone remains bent in the palm of his hand.

Flexible displays have been around since quite some time, and the first one dates back to when Nokia launched the Nokia Morph concept phone in 2008. Since then Sony and Samsung have also dabbled with concept displays demoed sporadically at CES and other tech events, however none have made it to the commercial market yet.

LG Display recently even announced that it will invest KRW1.99 trillion (roughly Rs. 11,768 crores) to produce flexible displays for smartphones, a sign that smartphones with flexible screens are the future.

In the recent times, Samsung has been rumoured to be working on bendable smartphones and is even expected to unveil one next year, but no official details have been announced. Xiaomi is also silent on the matter, and there is no confirmation whether Xiaomi is also working on bringing a bendable smartphone to the market.

In any case, Xiaomi is hosting a Diwali sale in India currently, and it is offering great deals and discounts on smartphones, accessories, and home appliances. Check out all the deals here.

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Further reading: Xiaomi, Mobiles, Bendable Smartphones
Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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