A mobile with two wireless headphones integrated into its top: Xiaomi has a curious idea to replace the 3.5 mm jack.
What you see in the image above these lines is an image based on the outline of a patent, in which Xiaomi represents one of the craziest ideas that we have seen in the telephony sector in a long time: a smartphone with two integrated wireless headphones on top, which can be removed at any time.
The patent in question has been filed by Xiaomi with the Wuipo office, and later discovered by the people of Let’s Go Digital. In the initial schemes, you could see a smartphone with two holes on its top, whose purpose was quite a mystery. A mystery that has now been revealed.
Xiaomi wants to include two wireless headphones in one of its future mobiles
Through the different patent schemes, as well as the information provided by Xiaomi in the reports, it has been possible to discover that the true idea of Xiaomi with this design is that of integrate two wireless headphones in the style of their Mi True Wireless. In fact, one of the documents refers to both the own mobile phone design, like the accessories themselves included on the top of the phone. Based on this information, it has been possible represent the supposed design of the device and the format of these headphones in an animated image:
As strange as it may seem, the truth is that the idea may make some sense, especially if Xiaomi is capable of solve the problem of limited space existing inside mobile phones. After all, integrate fully wireless headphones on top of the device would end – in a way – the debate over the lack of a headphone port.
However, in order to fit the earphones into the body of the phoneXiaomi has been forced to devise a new format for these accessories, which consists of a rotating head. In this way, the « speaker » part points towards the top when the headphones are stored, and they can return to their original state when intended to be used.
As usual with this type of patents, we do not know if the idea of Xiaomi is to bring it to reality sooner or later. If so, it would certainly be one of the most innovative solutions we have seen in recent years on the mission of making our phones even more versatile by adding features that would otherwise require purchasing external accessories. Regardless of Xiaomi’s plan, we will remain vigilant for any news related to this patent – and with many others that Xiaomi has presented in recent months.
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