In recent times, many smartphone makers have relied on ODMs to design and produce their smartphone offerings. Known brands like Lenovo, Samsung, Oppo, and more have been known to employ their services. Now, Wingtech, the largest ODM for smartphones and other IoT products has just patented a new device, which could be an upcoming Xiaomi Mi Mix series smartphone, as reported by LetsGoDigital.
Wingtech is a known ODM that has designed and produced smartphone, smartwatches, tablets, and more. Chinese brands like Huawei and Xiaomi are a few of its important customers as well. So, if the device was made for Xiaomi, it would not come as a surprise. Although, this has not been confirmed and is just speculation at the moment.
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The reason why it seems to be made for Xiaomi is its form factor and design. It resembles the Mi Mix Alpha from the front, while a recent Xiaomi patent had revealed a Mi Mix device with one curved edge that was completely wrapped by a display that even extends to the rear panel. Interestingly, the front triple selfie shooter is housed on a pop up mechanism along with an LED flash. The patent was filed with the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) and has just recently been published.
According to reports, Xiaomi sources over 75 percent of its designs through ODMs. Furthermore, Wingtech and Xiaomi have had a history of cooperation. A design that resembles some of the latter’s concept devices might be an indicator of a commercial launch with the help of the former’s expertise in the field. However, this is still unconfirmed so take it with a pinch of salt for now.
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