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Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 Smartphone Announced

Xiaomi has forayed into foldable smartphone segment and has announced Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 at an event in China. Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 boasts a thin with a folded body just 11.2mm thin—significantly slimmer than many other foldable devices. Both edges measure just only 5.4mm unfolded, offering a light in-hand feel experience as stated by Xiaomi.

Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 is equipped with a self-developed Micro Waterdrop Hinge which features a smaller bending radius, thinner screen modules, customized mini rotating hinge, and utilized an integrated solder-free precision process to create a carbon fiber double-wing floating panel. Together, these highly integrated components reduced the number of parts to only 87, enabling a lighter and thinner hinge design.

In addition, both sides of the hinge use space stacking technology, and use large hidden spaces on both sides of the hinge for soft boards, achieving a 20% increase in space utilization and thereby offering the 5.4mm flat design with balanced weight distribution.

Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 comes with two AMOLED flagship screens of two different sizes on two respective sides. The outer display adopts a 21:9 classic ratio design with 6.56″ display of Samsung E5 material, a resolution of 2520×1080, and supports 120Hz high refresh rate and P3 color gamut, with a brightness of up to 1000nit.

On the inside Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 flaunts an 8.02″ Samsung Eco OLED display with POL-LESS technology. This screen has a resolution of 2160×1914, supports P3 color gamut and LTPO 2.0 1-120Hz AdaptiveSync Pro. The ultra-low anti-AR film allows the display to reduce reflectivity to less than 2%, resulting in more detailed viewing experience and pleasing aesthetics.

The two displays offer 120Hz refresh rate, professional screen calibration on primary colors, 1,000nit brightness and Dolby Vision. Regardless of which screen is used, the device supports dual ambient light sensing on the front and back, providing for natural and smooth automatic brightness adjustment.

Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 runs on the latest MIUI Fold 13 operating system based on Android 12. Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 system applications are customized for its large screen, and a large number of app interfaces have been redesigned for a better on-screen experience. According to Xiaomi, third-party application adaptation will be conducted according to solutions available in Android 12L, providing more native support capability for third-party apps.

Additional Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 innovations include updates in smart screen interaction. Users can now three finger swipe to split screen. Floating windows can be quickly accessed through the sidebar, which can also be used to exit split screen mode. The design of floating windows and notifications has also been adjusted for multitasking.

Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 is equipped with a 50-megapixel IMX766 main camera, with f/1.8 aperture, 7P lenses all using ALD low-reflection coating supported by a 13MP ultra-wide angle camera and a 8MP telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom and portrait capabilities. With the Xiaomi ProFocus support, Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 offers fast camera startup, quick captures, and continuous shooting support up to 30 frames per second. For video, Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 supports Dolby Vision HDR recording, as well as both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos for video viewing.

In addition to the Leica-certified Summicron lens, Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 offers access to two photographic styles: The “Leica Authentic Look” and “Leica Vibrant Look”, both offering enhanced creative freedom to the photographer.

Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 mobile platform. It also packs a cooling system equipped with a large-area VC, rarely seen on foldable smartphones. The high-quality VC offers a surface area of up to 2,520mm, enabling 50% improvement in thermal conductivity compared to typical VCs.

This Foldable phone comes with 12GB LPDDR5 RAM with 256GB/512GB/1TB UFS 3.1 storage. It is packed with 4,500mAh battery with 67W wired turbo charging. This phone is equipped with Dual Speakers tuned by Harman Kardon. This phone incorporates side-mounted finger print sensor and offers connectivity options of Multifunctional NFC, IR Blaster, 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E 802.11 ax, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS (L1 + L5), NavIC and USB Type-C.

Pricing and Availability

Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 comes in two colors: Black and Gold, with three storage variants.

  • 12GB+256GB – RMB 8,999 (Approx INR 108000)
  • 12GB+512GB – RMB 9,999 (Approx INR 119,000)
  • 12GB+1TB – RMB 11,699(Approx INR 142,000)

This phone will go on sale in China from August 16th and the company has not revealed its plan of global roll-out.

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