Xiaomi Foldable Phone: first look (video & renders)

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If you thought the foldable phone by Samsung is impressive, wait till you see what this leaked Xiaomi foldable phone is like.

Earlier today, I ran across a tweet that contained a video in which Xiaomi president teased us with a cool yet-to-be-announced folding device.

I pulled some screenshots from the video to give you some still images. Here is the device in use fully opened up:

xiaomi foldable phone open

And here it is being folded up:

xiaomi foldable phone folding

And lastly, this is it in folded form:
xiaomi foldable phone folded

I think it is cool, even cooler than Samsung’s folding phone. But just so you can see it in action for yourself, here is the tweet with the embedded video:

Xiaomi Foldable Phone Demo Video

Xiaomi Foldable Phone Renders

Here are some renders of the foldable smartphone by Xiaomi:

xiaomi foldable phone folded

xiaomi foldable phone open

xiaomi foldable phone folded closed up

xiaomi foldable phone

What do you think? What do you think Xiaomi will call it – Mi Mix Flex or Mi Dual Flex, or some other cool name?

I will go with Mi Mi Flex. Let’s hear your thoughts.

Update: We now have an official statement from Xiaomi:

Xiaomi’s Global PR Team official statement:

The double folding smartphone is the latest innovation by Xiaomi. One of the key components of the phone, the flexible folding screen, is co-developed by Xiaomi and its supply chain partner. Aside from the screen, its design, folding mechanism and MIUI adaptation are independently developed by us.

Xiaomi is first in the world to present a double folding smartphone and has conquered the technical challenges posed in its three different form factors – double folded, single folded, and tablet form. Prior to finding the best solution, Xiaomi has conducted extensive research and experiments to develop a robust folding mechanism that will allow the flexible screen to withstand mechanical stress.

Each innovation is the result of joint, cumulative R&D efforts from supply chain partners and the device manufacturer. It is misguided to think a folding screen can be easily turned into a folding smartphone without significant breakthroughs in technology. Each segment of the industrial chain has its unique contribution. Xiaomi believes that innovative products and great user experience are made possible with sound collaboration and participation from all parties.

So, it is official. We are expecting the Xiaomi foldable phone! Yay!!


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