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Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold announced: Xiaomi takes the fight to Samsung

Credit: Xiaomi

  • Xiaomi has announced the Mi Mix Fold.
  • It features a Galaxy Fold-style form factor.
  • The foldable features a Snapdragon 888 chipset and a 5,020mAh battery.

We’ve seen loads of rumors and leaks pointing to the imminent arrival of Xiaomi’s first commercially available foldable phone, and the company has finally shown off the device during a live-streamed event.

The new foldable phone is dubbed the Mi Mix Fold and adopts a Samsung Galaxy Fold-style in-folding design. That means you’ve got a 8.01-inch OLED main screen (2,480 x 1,860, HDR10+, Dolby Vision) when folded out, as well as a smartphone-sized 6.52-inch display on the outside when the device is folded (complete with punch-hole cutout). Xiaomi also claims the phone screen can be folded one million times.

Xiaomi’s new foldable sports a Snapdragon 888 SoC, 67W charging, as well as a 5,020mAh battery. The latter makes it the biggest battery in a foldable phone to date.

The Chinese brand is also offering a PC mode accessible with a three finger swipe, delivering a desktop-style UI and multiple windowed apps. It’s unclear if this feature will work with external screens as we’ve seen with Samsung’s Dex mode.

Xiaomi representatives previously suggested that the Mi Mix Fold was for the Chinese market, but we’ve asked whether the foldable will be coming to global markets later in 2021. We’ll update the article if/when Xiaomi gets back to us.

This is a breaking news story — more to follow.

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