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Xiaomi debuts first foldable device, the Mi Mix Fold

Xiaomi gets experimental with its Mi Mix line a lot. There was the Mi Mix Alpha with a wraparound screen that covers most of the device. But that was a concept product. This time, the company is ready to enter the commercial foldable market with the Mi Mix Fold.

The company doesn’t try to go too extreme with this version. It comes with a 6.52-inch external display with a 90Hz refresh rate and an inner 8.01-inch 4:3 OLED panel. From the press images, you can see that it looks a lot like Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold series and Huawei’s Mate X2.

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According to Xiaomi, the inner display can withstand being folded 200,000 times, so you can enjoy using it for a while. It also has a standard 600 nits brightness (900 peak brightness) and supports Dolby Vision HDR.

The company pairs this display with a quad-speaker setup tuned by Harman Kardon and offers what it says is 3D panoramic sound. Of course, we can’t speak about how it sounds right now, but you’d probably expect to get a good viewing and listening experience because of these features.

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The Mi Mix Fold runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor with either 12GB or 16GB of RAM and 256GB or 512GB of internal storage. Xiaomi says the 5,020mAh battery will support its 67W fast-charging system that we’ve seen on the Mi 11 Ultra, allowing you to get a full charge in 36 or 37 minutes.

As Xiaomi teased, the Mi Mix Fold is the first device to feature liquid lens technology in its camera. The company used it in the telephoto lens to allow for a close focusing distance of 3cm and 3x optical zoom + 30x hybrid zoom. It also gets a Samsung HMX 108-megapixel primary lens and 13-megapixel ultra-wide, which, as The Verge pointed out, is similar to the Mi 11’s camera setup.

As far as we know, the Mi Mix Fold is exclusive to China at the moment. Pricing starts at CNY 9,999 (around PHP 73,849) for the 12GB + 256GB configuration.