Xiaomi may launch a new foldable phone in Q4 2021
Xiaomi may be working on a new foldable phone with high-end specs, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. While the Chinese company has yet to provide any details of its ending, some details about its next-gen foldable phone are reported on Weibo. It is speculated that the smartphone will be the successor to the Mi Mix Fold and could be called the Mi Mix Fold 2. It is said that it will debut in the fourth quarter of this year. This suggests that Xiaomi could soon advance some details about the new smartphone.
What reported by MyFixGuide, an insider on Weibo, has reclaimed that the new foldable phone from Xiaomi would come with an inward folding design featured on the Mi Mix Fold together with competitors, including the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2. The smartphone also has “proactive under-display technology” that could be paired with high-refresh-rate internal and external displays.
The foldable phone is also said to feature a 108-megapixel main camera sensor and a 5,000 mAh battery. Furthermore, it is inclined to be fed by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC (part number SM8350). Xiaomi is said to have tested an improved hinge mechanism for the new smartphone. However, the company has not yet released the details.
The informant has not mentioned whether the foldable phone in question will be a new Xiaomi model or upgraded to an existing Mi series phone. However, it is speculated that it will be the successor to the Mi Mix Fold thrown out in March. The reported specs are also quite similar to the original Mi Mix Fold.
MyFixGuide reports that the new phone has appeared on some certification sites with a code name “J18s”. It is said to have a Samsung display with a 120Hz refresh rate on the inside and a Visionox display with a 90Hz refresh rate on the outside. The phone is also designed to have triple rear cameras: an ultra-wide shooter along with the 108-megapixel primary sensor and a telephoto lens with a 3x optical zoom. It can also include a camera under the screen for selfies.
Since Xiaomi hasn’t provided any details on the rumored foldable phone, it’s safe to take the information provided with a pinch of salt.