Foldable phones are much closer to getting launched, and some of the biggest names in the smartphone industry like Samsung and Huawei are working on their own iterations.
Xiaomi, too, is setting up to launch its own foldable phone in the near future, as the company has already teased it in a hands-on video and also talked about it on other occasions. However, the days of leaks and teasers are now seemingly coming to an end.
Xiaomi has finally sent an official statement to LetsGoDigital in which the company talked about how the phone works and how it managed to piece together a foldable design for its upcoming flagships.
As expected, the phone will get its own unique MIUI Android skin that works with a foldable display and shifts the UI based on the orientation, layout, and so on. Xiaomi also clarified that it’s working with a supplier to manufacture its foldable phone.
Here’s the full statement:
Based on previous reports, Xiaomi’s latest statement, and a hands-on video shown earlier the smartphone community has been able to render high-quality 3D images of the foldable phone’s expected design – which, of course, might also change after the launch but we can’t say for sure just yet.
Here’s what it might look like:
Xiaomi Dual Flex vs Xiaomi Mix Flex
Xiaomi has also been mulling on a possible name for the phone. The company picked two names – Xiaomi Dual Flex and Xiaomi Mix Flex – and is still finalizing which one to use for when the device gets launched. Of course, the final name is subject to change and might be something completely different.
The phone has two folding creases that pack the two sections of the phone behind the back when you fold it. The central part has the largest viewing area without creases, that resembles an edge-to-edge curved display phone when folded.
Of course, you get to open the two compact screens on the back to get a tablet-sized device, which also shifts the MIUI layout to tablet mode, giving you a fullscreen viewing experience.
If you noticed, the renders leave out the camera – there’s no camera anywhere on the body, as there’s no report on where exactly Xiaomi plans on placing it. Even the hands-on video didn’t reveal the camera’s position, so we might need to wait to find out.
Moreover, there’s a power button on the top of the device, and there’s also a USB Type-C port for connectivity.
The smartphone industry is about to get some big changes, and we’re excited to see the new foldable devices that are going to be launched soon. Samsung’s device is expected to debut this February 20, while Huawei will also reveal one a few days later.
Keep watching this space for more on foldable phones.