new xiaomi patent shows popup camera design with up to 7 sensors

Patent filings are an interesting gateway to see what smartphone manufacturers are experimenting with behind closed doors. The latest one we’ve come across is from Xiaomi and was recently authorized by CNIPA (China National Intellectual Property Administration), giving us a new take on the pop-up camera design. The design in question places both the front and back-facing cameras on the same pop-up mechanism.

Xiaomi multiple punch hole cameras patent

The patent reveals three distinct varieties of the design starting with two dual-camera setups on the front and back and going…