XDA senior member kacskrz dug a new Xiaomi Flagship Phone code-named “Cetus (Cetus)” from the code of the latest MIUI 12 beta version.
One of the return key values is “FlodAbleDevice”, “Xiaomi Flagship Phone” which is said to be a deliberate misspelling, it should be a foldable device (folding device).
Another evidence is that there are fields in the display code to monitor and identify the folding state.
In terms of configuration, the information that can be seen is limited, including the Snapdragon processor, the underlying Android 11 system, and the 108MP pixel main camera.
Since it is a folding screen, the positioning will not below, and it is most likely to be the flagship identity, so the processor is likely to correspond to the Snapdragon 875 that will debut in December.
Previously, Xiaomi had demonstrated a prototype of a dual-folding mobile phone, and also released the concept of a MIX Alpha surround screen. However, there has been no follow-up.
In contrast, Android counterparts Samsung and Huawei, folding screen mobile phones have set off a lot of market response. Considering that Huawei is encountering difficulties, it may be a good time for Xiaomi to launch a folding screen.