Xiaomi Introduces First Folding Phone, Mi Mix Fold

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Xiaomi brings back its Mi Mix series with its first commercial folding phone, the Mi Mix Fold. Unlike the previous Mix devices from Xiaomi, the Mi Mix Fold is a conventional folding phone. It uses a design similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold series and Huawei’s new Mate X2, a big-screen-on-the inside and a small-screen-on-the-outside. 

It has an 8.01-inch 4:3 OLED panel with a 2480×1860 resolution inner screen, a display brightness of 600 nits, and support for Dolby Vision HDR. Xiaomi claims that the display can withstand being folded 200,000 times. On the other hand, it sports a 6.52 inches outer screen with a 90h refresh rate. 

Xiaomi boasts the Mi Mix Fold’s audio capabilities. It has four Harman Kardon-tuned speakers and as described by the company, a 3D panoramic sound. 

The device also has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 with 12GB or 16GB of RAM and a 256BG or 512GB of storage. It has a battery capacity of 5,020mAh and has a 67W fast-charging system. This charging capacity will charge the phone fully in 37 minutes. 

The Mi Mix Fold is the first phone to utilize liquid lens technology in its camera. Xiaomi says, as quoted by The Verge, “it allows for a telephoto lens with a close focusing distance of 3cm and optical zoom of 3x, or 30x hybrid zoom. The rest of the camera system is comprised of a Samsung HMX 108-megapixel main sensor and a 13-megapixel ultrawide, which sounds like the same solid setup that’s on the Mi 11.” 

Two years ago, before Samsung released its first Galaxy Fold, Xiaomi released the prototype of its folding phone. The mentioned prototype had a double-folding design where the tablet-sized screen could be bent back on the left and right edges.