Smartphones with curving screens are just beginning to gain popularity – there are currently no mass commercial samples on the market, but they are about to appear. Designers continue to explore a new direction, offering their vision of such devices. At this time, got Xiaomi Mi Fold, received the embodiment in the renderers from Techconfigurations.
If desired, the name can be changed to Sony Xperia Note Flex, Samsung Galaxy S13 Fold or Huawei Mate XX – they may look the same, as the design code is usually not respected in such projects.
The device looks attractive on the images, but from a technological point of view, such an ideal is hardly attainable – at least this concerns the screen, which is characterized by creases and other structural artifacts (judging by the prototypes and the announced bending Huawei and Samsung smartphones).
The concept shows off a 6.6 inch OLED display when folded which turns into an 8-inch display when unfolded into tablet mode (the smartphone folds in half vertically). However, this clashes with Xiaomi’s hands-on video of the device they shared this year as the screen can be folded twice.
The device also comes with an in-display fingerprint reader, HDR 10 support and a curved edge display. Tech specs wise, the device is powered by the Snapdragon 865 with 12GB RAM and a whopping 6000mAh battery capacity.
Design-wise, it may come in multiple colors such as blue, black, red, purple and navy blue. As for its camera, the concept shows a triple camera setup on the side of the device with 48MP + 16MP + 20MP sensors which clash with another report we had earlier mentioning that the device may come with a 60MP sensor.
Although 2019 is only the first year that manufacturers are rolling out their foldable smartphones, the difference in the solutions found by each of them to deliver devices of this genre is remarkable. The Galaxy Fold, for example, has a screen that folds inward, allowing you to protect the glass, while the Mate X folds out.
The video is simply a concept render and no official announcements have been made from Xiaomi in regards to the Mi Fold, so do take this information with a teaspoon of salt. If Xiaomi does make a foldable device cheaper than its rivals, would you be getting one? Keep up with the latest Xiaomi news on igeekphone.com!
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