Forget the iPhone 12, Xiaomi's new phone is the future

(Image credit: Xiaomi)

The notch on handheld devices has been the pain in the neck of designers since they began chasing the holy grail of an edge-to-edge screen. In case you haven't noticed, the widely hated feature is the little dip in the top of your phone screen, which houses the camera lens. It has cut into the display space of most smartphone designs ever since Apple decided to add it to the iPhone X (its first mainstream application), and solutions have been thin on the ground. 

But notch-haters can breathe a sigh of relief as Xiaomi (a Chinese tech company which controls about 10 per cent of the smartphone market), has finally perfected an innovative tech concept, set to change everything due to its under-display camera lens. We wonder if it will make the tech will make it into any of the best camera phones.

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Georgia Coggan

Georgia is lucky enough to be Creative Bloq's Editor. She has been working for Creative Bloq since 2018, starting out as a freelancer writing about all things branding, design, art, tech and creativity – as well as sniffing out genuinely good deals on creative technology. Since becoming Editor, she has been managing the site on a day-to-day basis, helping to shape the diverse content streams CB is known for and leading the team in their own creativity.