The 'Camera module and terminal' utility patent was filed by Beijing Xiaomi
Mobile Software with the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) in October last year.
It got approved and published in the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) database on July 30 this year, reports GizmoChina.
Samsung too patented the same design in December 2019, two months after Xiaomi
and got its approved in June this year.
Recently, Xiaomi also patented a new smartphone with an all-around screen like Mi Alpha with a single 108MP camera.
In terms of design, the main display flows over the edges of the device and even loops around to reach the back panel.
On the back, there is a second display that starts just millimeters from where the front one ends, according to reports.