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Xiaomi clones the Galaxy Fold, makes it 40% thinner, provides an even bigger battery


If you are dissatisfied by Samsung’s comparatively sluggish progress on foldables, say hi there to the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2, which seems considerably extra superior than what we noticed on this week’s announcement from Samsung. But it is for China solely, after all. Sorry.

The Mix Fold 2 intently follows the format of the Galaxy Z Fold 4—it is a book-style foldable that has a phone-like entrance display and a tablet-like versatile internal display. The kicker is that the gadget is 40 % thinner when folded up. We’re often not on board with the smartphone thinness craze, however the thickness of foldables is a serious concern. The 16-mm-thick Galaxy Z Fold actually fills out your pocket in comparison with a standard smartphone, so Xiaomi is making progress right here.

The Mix Fold 2 is simply 11.2 mm thick when folded up, with every half measuring solely 5.4 mm. Xiaomi’s telephone is dramatically thinner than Samsung’s, and Xiaomi additionally manages to slot in a barely greater 4500 mAh battery (Samsung’s is 4400 mAh). The trick right here—except for Samsung not altering the Fold’s thickness or battery capability for 4 years now—is that the Xiaomi foldable is a bit greater than Samsung’s. When folded up, the Z Fold 4 is 155.1 mm x 67.1 mm x 15.8 mm, whereas Xiaomi’s gadget is at 161.6 mm x 73.9 mm x 11.2 mm. That 161.6 mm x 73.9 mm measurement remains to be smaller than a top-end smartphone, with an S22 Ultra measuring 163.3 mm x 77.9 mm x 8.9 mm.

On the entrance, you get a 120 Hz, 6.56-inch, 2520×1080 OLED show, whereas the internal foldable show is a 120 Hz, 8.02-inch, 2160×1914 OLED. Both screens are direct from Samsung Display, and the versatile show is made from the “Flexible Ultra Thin Glass” that Samsung pioneered. Flexible glass offers some rigidity to the in any other case squishy plastic show. The outer layer ought to nonetheless be plastic that you could dent with a fingernail, although.

For specs, you have obtained a fairly regular high-end loadout: a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, 12GB of RAM, and beneficiant tiers of storage at 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB. The cameras begin with a 1/1.56-inch 50 MP Sony IMX 766, then there is a 13 MP ultrawide, an 8 MP 2x telephoto, and a 20 MP entrance digicam. The 4500 mAh battery helps 67 W charging.

Starting at RMB 8,999, or about $1,335, Xiaomi’s greater, higher foldable can also be cheaper than Samsung’s. The telephone goes on sale in China on August 16.

Listing picture by Xiaomi

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