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Xiaomi’s Mi MIX Fold is an inward-folding smartphone like the Galaxy Z Fold2

By Prakhar Khanna March 30, 2021, 8:58 am
Mi Mix Fold

Xiaomi’s first foldable smartphone is here, and as opposed to the rumored Huawei Mate X-like design, it features a Galaxy Z Fold2-like inward folding display. The Mi MIX Fold comes after Xiaomi teased a foldable smartphone two years ago. The device packs all the high-end features that a flagship smartphone should offer. However, it misses out on a high refresh rate.

The Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold comes equipped with an 8–inch display on the inside that can be folded. It offers a resolution of 2480 x 1860 and a 60Hz refresh rate. You don’t get a selfie shooter on the inside, which means it is an uninterrupted display. On the outside lies a 6.5-inch, 2520 x 840 90Hz OLED panel. The company claims that Mi MIX Fold’s hinge can sustain over a million folds without issues. It comes with four stereo speakers, tuned by Harman/Kardon. The device is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888.

Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold

In the optic department, the Mi MIX Fold sports a triple rear camera setup that includes a 108MP main camera, 13MP ultra-wide camera, and a new, self-developed 8MP “liquid lens” that doubles as a 3x optical zoom lens and a macro lens. The 8MP camera is powered by Xiaomi’s own Surge C1 ISP. According to the company, this chip can process faster autofocus, better white balance, and higher dynamic range. It packs the largest battery found on a foldable smartphone yet – 5,020mAh.

The UI offers a dedicated “desktop mode” that turns the interface into a traditional computer UI instead of an Android UI. The device is all set to be made available in China. However, there is no word on global launch yet. The device starts at 9,999 yuan (around $1,521), which is the cheapest for an inward-folding smartphone in the likes of Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Huawei Mate X2.

Internal display8.01” flexible OLED
4:3 aspect ratio
WQHD+  resolution, 1 billion colors, DCI-P3
60 Hz refresh rate; 120Hz touch sampling rate
900nits peak brightness, 600nits overall brightness
4,300,000:1 contrast ratio
HDR10+, Dolby Vision
JNCD≈0.29 and ΔE≈0.35
Supports MEMC
External display6.5” AMOLED display
90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling rate
27:9 screen ratio, 2520 x 840 resolution
900nit peak brightness, 650nit overall brightness
TrueColor display, JNCD≈0.55 ΔE≈0.52
Super Resolution, both for video and images
ConnectivityDual 5G stand-by, Wi-Fi 6
ProcessorQualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888
StorageLPDDR5 3200MHz + UFS 3.1
Cooling systemButtery cooling system – VC chamber + Bionic-structure graphene + thermal gel + multilayer graphite sheet
Rear cameraSelf-developed Surge C1 image processing chip
108MP HM2 primary sensor, 1/1.52”, 7P, 2.1μm (9-in-1)large pixels
The world’s first liquid lens, 8MP, 80mm equivalent focal length, 3cm minimum focusing distance
123° ultra-wide angle lens, 13MP, F2.4 aperture 1.12μm
Front camera20MP front camera
AudioQuad speakers 3D panoramic sound system
Dual 1216 speakers
SOUND BY Harman Kardon
SecuritySide fingerprint unlock (2-in-1 power button)
Battery5,020mAh double-cell design
Charging67W wired turbocharging
37 min to 100%1
OSMIUI 12 based on Android 10
ColorsBlack, Ceramic Special Edition
Dimensions&WeightExtended: 173.27mm x 133.38mm x 7.62mm
Folded: 173.27mm x 69.8mm x 17.2mm
Ceramic Special Edition:332g


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