The patent shows that the screen of the collapsible device folds outwards. Five customers will be able to use selfie or rear camera in two modes, IANS reported.
The draft unit shows a very narrow frame placed around the screen. No dance was put on the screen.
Shaomi filed the patent application on August 25 this year. The company issued the patent after obtaining approval last week.
When open, pop-up cameras will be on the left side of the unit.
Shaomi unveiled the new flagship smartphone Mi CC3 Pro last week. The rear of the unit has five camera sensors. Main camera is 5 megapixels.
There is a 5.5-inch Full-HD + OLED display on the Mi CC3 Pro. Along with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 3G processor, it has eight GB of RAM and 25 GB of storage.