Okay, now we know for sure what the 2019 trend will be – camera sliders. It all started when vivo announced its NEX S concept at this year’s MWC in Barcelona. Later on introduced a finished device. Oppo was then fast to respond with an even bigger slider on its Find X flagship and now Honor is looking to introduce the Magic 2 smartphone with the same camera mechanism.
Well, it didn’t take long for another one to pop up but this time from an entirely different Chinese smartphone maker – Xiaomi. The company’s president just posted a render of the still unannounced Mi Mix 3 – a long-anticipated flagship. This time around, the OEM is looking to solve the problem of thin bezels by including a camera slider as well.
The post doesn’t say much except that Lin Bin, the president of Xiaomi, will try to bring the smartphone to the market by the end of October with a launch date set within the same month. It seems like this year’s smartphones with sliders will pave the way for a more polished slider design next year. At least it’s not like the ugly notch trend, right?
Source (in Chinese)