The first folding smartphone from Xiaomi is here: The Mi Mix Fold has a large 8-inch interior display and is offered at a lower price in China than the competitors from Samsung and Huawei.
The construction with a second 6.51-inch display with 90 Hz on the front and the U-shaped hinge is similar to that of competitors such as the Galaxy Fold2 from Samsung. When you open it, you see an Amoled display with a proud 8-inch diagonal that has almost no frame.
Also on board are a Snapdragon 888 processor, 12 GB of RAM, a Harman Kardon sound system with four speakers, two batteries with a combined 5,020 mAh and fast charging with 67W – but apparently not wireless.
On the back there is a triple camera with a 108-megapixel main lens and a 123-degree wide angle. For the first time, Xiaomi uses its own image processor with the Surge C1 and also the “Liquid Lens” technology in the telecamera. It has a flexible film that is filled with a liquid and thus resembles the function of the human eye. A motor changes this film so that the lens can perform functions ranging from a 3-centimeter macro to a three-fold optical zoom. There is also a 20-megapixel selfie cam on the outside display.
There are versions with 256 GB and 512 GB of data storage, plus a limited edition with a back made of ceramic instead of glass. In China, the folding smartphone is to be delivered from April 16, the prices start at the equivalent of around 1,300 euros, which would make it cheaper than the competitors from Samsung and Huawei.