Today, the foreign media LetsGoDigital has exposed a new Xiaomi patent, which describes allowing the camera to move within a certain range to achieve a better wide-angle shooting effect.
The patent was submitted by Xiaomi to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in 2019 and was published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) database on July 30, 2020.
Unlike the current mainstream single lens that achieves ultra-wide-angle photography, this patent should use two lenses to capture images on both sides. And because the two lenses are rotated separately, a wider angle can be obtained, and then a complete wide-angle photo can be obtained through screen synthesis. While obtaining a wider picture, it can also effectively prevent distortion at the edges of the picture, thereby improving the final quality of the picture.
This design may not only require two lenses to complete the wide-angle photo shooting together (but the two lenses may not need to be ultra-wide-angle lenses), but also a part of the camera module will be raised during actual shooting. This will cause the thickness of the mobile phone to increase, so in the patent description, the camera module is stowed when it is not working.
At present, Xiaomi officially has not disclosed any news about the patent, so it is not certain whether the related technology will finally be implemented in products or be applied to smart phones.