Revealed in March as a concept phone, the Mi Mix Fold receives an extensive list of specifications and sales price.
Mi Mix Fold is Xiaomi’s alternative to the Galaxy Z Fold, a foldable smartphone with a flap-type design that, defying expectations, failed to impose itself convincingly.
According to rumors, Mi Mix Fold will cost “only” $ 1,500, being considerably cheaper than the Samsung alternative priced at $ 2,000. Also from the rumors we find out a possible launch deadline, set for the second half of next year.
What we can say is that Mi Mix Fold will not be available in as many regions as its rival Samsung, Xiaomi favoring first the Asian markets and only then the western ones. Obviously, the news is to the liking of Samsung, the company having a better developed distribution network anyway.
The fact that the device may be more difficult to repair under warranty in some regions of the world is not a reason to rejoice, but the hardware offered at a price level close to conventional smartphone products is an undeniable attraction.
Mi MIX Fold is a phone based on Snapdragon 888, not a proprietary processor, as I initially thought. It seems that Xiaomi preferred to give up the development of its own hardware for the next high-end smartphone, opting for a solution provided by one of the well-known manufacturers.
The hardware configuration includes 12 or 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256 or 512 GB of internal storage on UFS 3.1 format. Also included in the internal hardware chapter is the 5000 mAh battery with 67W charging, as well as an advanced cooling system. The list of features is completed with 108MP camera and 120Hz OLED screen, provided by Samsung. The non-foldable outer screen is also not inferior, operating at a refresh rate of 90Hz,
For now, it is unclear when or if this smartphone model will be launched outside China.
Robert J. Smith is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including JoyStiq and Android Authority. In regards to academics, Robert earned a degree in business from Fordham University. Robert has passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.