first indiscretions about the folding smartphone

first indiscretions about the folding smartphone

After the Mi Mix Fold, Xiaomi intends to launch a second version of its folding smartphone. The first characteristics are revealed and the Mix Fold 2 could arrive very soon.

The folding smartphone continues its democratization and manufacturers do not want to miss their chance. If the Apple case is a little different, the battle is already raging in the Android universe where Samsung outrageously dominates the debates. Its Galaxy Z series leads the dance with the very high-end Galaxy Z Fold 3 (pending the Galaxy Z Fold 4); while the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is more accessible. Opposite, the Chinese competition is organized with Oppo, Vivo or Xiaomi.

The Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold, the manufacturer’s first folding smartphone, was made official a year ago. Only available in China, it was promising with its 8.01-inch screen, its Snapdragon 888 chip or its amazing liquid lens. Xiaomi wants to continue on this path with the Mix Fold 2, a new folding model. Not yet formalized by the brand, it is starting to be talked about on Chinese social networks and among leakers like Digital Chat Station. In a Weibo post spotted by Gizmodo, the latter evokes the screen of the next folding smartphone. The Mix Fold 2 should be inspired by its predecessor by integrating a screen that occupies a very large part of the face of the device. An LTPO panel displaying a 2K definition is already mentioned.

A new opponent for the Samsung Galaxy Z

The two screens, internal and external, would benefit from a refresh rate of 120 Hz. An improvement compared to the current model which caps at 60 Hz. Digital Chat Station. In order to follow the trend of the moment, the Mix Fold 2 could be thinner and lighter than its imposing predecessor. As a reminder, the Mi Mix Fold has dimensions of 173.3 x 69.8 x 17.2 mm (folded) and 173.3 x 133.4 x 7.6 mm (unfolded); for a weight of 317 to 332 grams.

Under the hood, Xiaomi’s upcoming folding device is expected to feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. It would run Android 12 and have a battery of over 5,020 mAh. The latter must support wired and wireless fast charging, without further information on this subject. Xiaomi should go even further than for the Mi Mix Fold. Remember that this model has a fast (wired) charge of 67 W.

On the photo side, the Mix Fold 2 should follow the trend initiated by Mi Mix Fold by offering at least three cameras on the back. A 108-megapixel sensor would be accompanied by a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens. On the front, we would have a 20-megapixel selfie camera.

When will the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 be released?

Interestingly, this isn’t the very first time the Mix Fold 2 has been talked about. From the end of March, the technical sheet of the future folding smartphone appeared on the web.

For its part, Digital Chat Station mentioned an announcement in the second quarter of 2022. The presentation would take place between the months of April and June. We should therefore not wait very long before knowing more about this smartphone. For the moment, no visual has leaked. Rumor has it that the Mix Fold 2 could be the first smartphone to feature a screen that folds 360°. We are also waiting to know if this smartphone will be marketed in France.

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