Xiaomi announces a new folding mobile called Mi Mix Fold

Xiaomi has announced its first folding mobile under the Mix brand, the Mi Mix Fold. The folding smartphone also marks the return of the Mi Mix series, which Xiaomi often uses to showcase its innovative and pioneering products.

The Mi Mix Fold includes a host of innovative new features and many world-first features for a phone, including a four-speaker setup, liquid lens technology, and more.

Conventional folding design with 8-inch screen

The design of the Mi Mix Fold It is similar to that of Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold series. It has an AMOLED cover screen on the outside that measures 6.52 inches with a 90Hz refresh rate.

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When unfolding the phone, the 8.01-inch OLED screen is displayed with a resolution of 2480 x 1860 and an aspect ratio of 4: 3. This is a normal 60Hz screen with a maximum brightness of 900 nits and support for Dolby Vision HDR. Xiaomi boasts that this is the largest foldable device on the market right now.

In a blog post, Xiaomi claims that it has tested the panel on more than 200,000 curves and up to 1 million curves in its extreme reliability tests. The Mi Mix Fold features a U-shaped hinge design to help with weight distribution and reliability.

Xiaomi will offer My Mix Fold in Standard and Ceramic Special Edition. The Standard Edition features Corning Gorilla Glass on the ceramic-textured back. The ceramic edition features a ceramic back with special laser engraving. It also has a gold frame along with gold volume buttons.

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The Mi Mix Fold is the first smartphone to feature a four-speaker setup. There are dual speakers of symmetrical design placed on both sides of the screen, which Harman Kardon adjusted to obtain the best possible sound output. Xiaomi is also using its four-speaker array algorithm to deliver panoramic 3D sound.

Xiaomi has also improved its software to take advantage of the larger screen. You can run up to four applications in multi-window mode on Mi Mix Fold.

Mi Mix Fold marks the debut of Xiaomi’s Surge C1 chip, Liquid Lens Tech

The Mi Mix Fold also marks the debut of Xiaomi’s own Surge C1 processor. This is an image processing chip (ISP) that Xiaomi has taken two years to develop. Along with Xiaomi’s improved algorithm, the Mi Mix Fold offers more accurate autofocus, autoexposure, and white balance, all of which help improve the overall image quality.

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My Mix Fold is the world’s first mobile to use liquid lens technology. This allows the camera to offer a minimum focusing distance of 3 cm and a 3x optical zoom and a 30x hybrid zoom. Liquid lens technology basically acts like two different lenses, with Xiaomi controlling the spherical surface of the lens using a high-precision motor.

Other camera sensors on the Mi Mix Fold include a 108MP main camera, a 13MP ultra-wide with 123-degree FoV and an 8MP macro sensor.

Internally, Mi Mix Fold includes a Snapdragon 888 chip which uses a butterfly type cooling system, 12/16 GB of RAM and 256 or 512 GB of storage. There is also a 5,020 mAh battery with 67 W fast charging that can fully charge the device in just 37 minutes.

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Price and availability of the folding mobile Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold

Mi Mix Fold will be available in China from April 16, with pre-orders starting March 30.

The Mi Mix is ​​priced at RMB 9,999 ($ 1,500) for the base variant, with the 12GB RAM / 256GB variant priced at RMB 10,999 ($ 1,675). The top-of-the-line 16GB RAM and 512GB storage variant will be available for 12,999 RMB ($ 1,975).