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Xiaomi announces its first foldable phone, Mi Mix Fold


 Xiaomi announces its first foldable phone, Mi Mix Fold

Xiaomi has revived the Mi Mix series with Mi Mix Fold, the company's first commercial foldable phone.

Xiaomi announces its first foldable phone, Mi Mix Fold

Unlike previous Mix devices and concepts from the company, the Mi Mix Fold is a traditional foldable phone that uses the design of the large screen inside and the small screen on the outside, similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold and Huawei Mate X2.

The internal OLED screen measures 8.01 inches and has a resolution of 2480 x 1860 pixels, with an aspect ratio of 4: 3, a standard brightness of 600 nits (900 peaks), and support for Dolby Vision HDR.

While the external AMOLED screen measures 6.52 inches and has a resolution of 2520 x 840 pixels with a refresh rate of 90 Hz and an aspect ratio of 27: 9.

Xiaomi has developed a U-shaped hinge that is 27 percent lighter than the hinges used by other foldable devices.

Xiaomi says that the screen was subjected to about 200,000 folding operations during the reliability test, and then it was increased to 1 million fold operations.

The company explains that the Mi Mix Fold has great sound capabilities with four tuned Harman Kardon speakers and what the company describes as panoramic 3D sound.

The phone works with the Snapdragon 888 processor paired with 12GB or 16GB of RAM and 256GB or 512GB of storage.

The high performance is ensured by the cooling system, which is a combination of a large steam chamber, thermal gel, and multiple layers of graphite sheets.

The company provided the phone with a battery with a capacity of 5020 mAh divided into two cells with a capacity of 2460 mAh, and Xiaomi says: The fast wired charging system with a capacity of 67 watts should give you a full charge in 37 minutes.

The Mi Mix Fold is the first phone to use liquid lens technology in its camera, and Xiaomi says it allows an 8-megapixel telephoto lens with a close focus distance of 3 cm and an optical zoom of 3x or a 30x hybrid zoom.

The rest of the camera system consists of a 108MP main lens with a Samsung HMX sensor and a 13MP ultra-wide lens.

Xiaomi premiered a prototype of a foldable phone more than two years ago before Samsung shipped the first Galaxy Fold.

This device had a dual-fold design where a tablet-sized screen could be folded through the left and right edges for a phone-like experience.

Later that year, Xiaomi announced the Mi Mix Alpha, which had a wraparound screen that almost completely covered the phone, but it never hit the market.

Xiaomi recently unveiled its latest concept phone, which features a curved screen on all four sides.

Mi Mix Fold will go on sale with initial order in China starting today and will ship on April 16th.

Prices start from 1520 dollars for the 12/256 GB version and 1675 dollars for the 12/512 GB version and go up to 1978 dollars for the special ceramic version with a capacity of 16/512 GB.