This Xiaomi patent is the strangest thing you have ever seen on a mobile

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 photograph that heads this article 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 Wipo office –World Intellectual Property 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.

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This would be the Xiaomi mobile with integrated headphones

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 the body of the phone. In fact, one of the documents refers to both the own mobile phone design, like that of the accessories included in the upper part of the terminal. 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.

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Headphone heads can be rotated to better fit on top of the phone

As usual with this type of patent, 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 many others that Xiaomi has presented in recent months.

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