Xiaomi's crazy new port-less concept phone has a four-sided waterfall display

Xiaomi Concept Four Sided Waterfall Screen
Xiaomi Concept Four Sided Waterfall Screen (Image credit: Xiaomi)

What you need to know

  • Xiaomi has showcased a concept phone with a four-sided curved display.
  • The phone doesn't have a single port or button, similar to Vivo's Apex 2019 concept phone
  • Like most concept phones, Xiaomi's port-less phone will likely never go on sale.

Xiaomi today unveiled (opens in new tab) an interesting new concept phone with a four-sided curved screen and no ports at all.

Xiaomi says the phone's unique waterfall display has 88-degree curves on all four sides. The phone has no bezels whatsoever and there is no notch or hole-punch cutout either. Instead, the phone uses Xiaomi's third-generation under-display camera technology.

Xiaomi says the hyper quad-curved surface "is born from countless breakthroughs in glass bending and laminating technology." The phone also boasts a true unibody design, similar to the Vivo Apex concept phone that was shown off in early 2019. Since there are no physical ports and buttons, the phone uses "more elegant alternatives" such as pressure-sensitive touch sensor, wireless charging, eSIM chips, ultra-thin piezoelectric ceramics, and flexible film display acoustic technology.

Similar to the Mi Mix Alpha, which featured a "surround screen" with a 180% screen-to-body ratio, the company's latest concept phone will likely never see the light of day.

The announcement of the concept phone comes just a week after Xiaomi introduced its Air Charge wireless charging technology, which makes it possible to charge multiple devices within a radius of several meters.

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4 Comments
  • No... Just no.
  • Yes... Just yes.
  • Maybe... Little bit yes, little bit no
  • Android Central listed the flat screen on the s21 is a "con". As a note user those waterfall, edge screens suck big time. Perhaps if I did rely on the spen so much it would be OK. I thought I was the only one but there are those who don't care for it. Can't imagine all 4 sides like that. Will a case for that just cover them up since it's now missing 2 flat sides that actually did all the holding and protecting? Otherwise I'm seeing a lot of these as broken units on ebay