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Xiaomi launches Mi Mix Fold in Samsung Galaxy Fold-like design

The new Mi Mix smartphones arrives as company's first foldable smartphone with an inward design, previously seen on Samsung's Galaxy Fold devices.

twitter-logoIndia Today Tech | March 30, 2021 | Updated 18:11 IST
Mi Mix Fold
When unfolded, the Mi Mix offers a 8.1-inch AMOLED display.

Highlights

  • Mi Mix Fold launched as company's first foldable smartphone.
  • The new Mi Mix phone features an 8-inch AMOLED display.
  • Xiaomi's foldable phone will have a desktop mode.

Xiaomi on Tuesday launched the new Mi Mix smartphone in China. The smartphone was launched on the second day of a two-day virtual launch event hosted by the electronics maker in its home country. The event saw number of smartphones including Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11 Pro and the Mi Mix being launched over a course of two days. The company also launched the Mi Band 6, its new projector and even a water humidifier during the event.

Xiaomi also announced its entry to the electric vehicles category. It will run a wholly-owned subsidiary to operate the electric vehicle business. The company estimates the eventual investment in the company in the next 10 years to reach $10 billion.

The new Mi Mix smartphones arrives as company's first foldable smartphone with an inward design, previously seen on Samsung's Galaxy Fold devices. The smartphone comes with Dolby Vision support and several other exciting features.

Mi Mix Fold price

The Mi Mix price has been set at CNY 9,999 (around Rs 1,11,745) for the 12GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage variant while the 512GB storage variant has been priced at CNY 10,999 (around Rs 12,2921). Xiaomi has also introduced a special edition of the phone at CNY 12,999. It has also launched few cases designed specifically for the Mi Mix Fold.

Mi Mix Fold features and specifications

On top you get a 6.52-inch AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate. When unfolded, the Mi Mix offers a 8.1-inch AMOLED display with 2480x1860 resolution and 600 nits brightness. The display supports Dolby Vision and HDR10+. Xiaomi has equipped the smartphone with a desktop mode which also works like Samsung's Dex found on its premium smartphones and tablets. The desktop mode will allow users to use the Mi Mix Fold as a PC.

The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset coupled with 12GB and 256GB storage. It packs a 5020mAh battery with support for 65W fast wired charging. It is claimed to charge from 0 to 100 per cent in 37 minutes. The smartphone features quad speakers tuned by Harmon Kardon.

The smartphone features a triple rear camera setup including a 108-megapixel main sensor, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, a third 8-megapixel camera with 30X optical zoom and another 8-megapixel macro lens. The smartphone is also the first to come with a liquid lens which is believed to help phone better autofocus than the traditional smartphone camera lenses used today.

Xiaomi has also introduced its own SurgeC1 chip, its first image signal processor, which helps process faster auto focus, better white balance and higher dynamic range.

New Xiaomi logo

During the launch event, Xiaomi also unveiled its brand identity and logo which it claimed is based on the concept of 'Alive'. The new company logo is designed by world-renowned designer, professor of Musashino Art University and the President of the Nippon Design Center (NDC), Kenya HARA. The new logo has round edges and new 'Mi' topography. It retains the orange colour from the previous Mi logo. Xiaomi has announced that Black and silver colours will also be used to accommodate high-end product line applications.A

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