Xiaomi last year officially “entered” the folding screen smartphone segment with the MIX Fold. As the first foldable smartphone developed by Xiaomi, the MIX Fold still has many shortcomings that readers can refer to in this article. However, new rumors have confirmed that Xiaomi is developing the MIX Fold 2 generation with many notable upgrades in both design and performance.
Specifically, a well-known leaker in the technology world in China, Digital Chat Station, recently shared some information about Xiaomi’s next folding screen smartphone, which will most likely be called MIX Fold 2.
Accordingly, MIX Fold 2 will be equipped with an 8-inch main screen using LTPO AMOLED technology with a screen resolution of 2.5K and will have a 120Hz refresh rate. With a large size of 8 inches, the MIX Fold 2 will be roughly the size of Apple’s iPad mini 6 (8.3 inches).
Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 will still own the design of its predecessor, that is, using a hinge that folds inward like the Galaxy Z Fold3 to help protect the main screen inside. It is not clear if Xiaomi has a way to solve the screen wrinkles in the hinge area. As for the external secondary screen, there is no specific information.
In terms of hardware, Xiaomi will also equip the most powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. Currently, the first folding screen smartphone equipped with this chip is the Honor Magic V. However, Xiaomi will have to design the components so that the heat dissipation of the device is the best, because according to new information, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip will still be very hot if operating with strong tasks. To fix it, the smartphone needs a good heat transfer system.
Currently, the folding screen smartphone segment is still a super high-end segment with a much higher average selling price than current high-end models. The cheapest folding screen smartphone on the market that users can buy is Galaxy Z Flip3 (only about 23 to 24 million VND), or OPPO Find N (priced about 28 to 29 million VND but only sold in China). Country).
The current first-generation Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold still has a price tag of around 30 million dong in the domestic market, and if Xiaomi does not fix the disadvantages of the previous generation, users may not be very interested in this version. the next version of the MIX Fold series.
Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 will probably be introduced in the second half of 2022.