Ever since foldable phones became an actual thing you could buy, the brands we could choose from was pretty much just Samsung, who flooded the market with multiple variants, overshadowing the likes of Huawei and Motorola who tried to get in on the action as well. Now it looks like there’s a new player in town – Xiaomi.
The company has officially announced their own foldable phone in the form of the Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold. In terms of design, the Mi Mix Fold follows a more “traditional” foldable phone design, where it closes up like a book when shut, and unfolds into a tablet-esque form factor when it is opened.
When unfolded, we’re looking at an 8.01-inch 4:3 OLED display with a 2480×1860 resolution. According to Xiaomi, the display is capable of withstanding 200,000 folds, so you should be able to get a few years out of it. It also has a 6.52-inch display on the outside that comes with a 90Hz refresh rate.
Xiaomi has also included Harman Kardon tuned speakers that the company claims will offer 3D panoramic sound. As for the hardware, given that this is a high-end device, it will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset with 12-16GB of RAM and up to 512GB of onboard storage. It has a 5,020mAh battery, a triple camera setup that uses liquid lens technology that consists of a telephoto lens, an ultrawide lens, and a 108MP Samsung HMX main sensor.
The phone is expected to ship on the 16th of April where it will be priced starting at 9,999 yuan (~$1,521) but for now, it seems to be only available in China.