After the Mi Mix Fold, Xiaomi intends to launch a second version of its folding smartphone. The first features are revealed and the Mix Fold 2 could arrive very soon.
The folding smartphone continues with its democratization and the manufacturers do not want to miss their opportunity. If Apple’s case is a little different, the battle is already raging in the Android universe where Samsung outrageously dominates the debates. Its Galaxy Z series leads the dance with the very high-end Galaxy Z Fold 3 (Galaxy Z Fold 4 pending); while the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is more affordable. Opposite, the Chinese competition is organized with Oppo, Vivo or Xiaomi.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold, the manufacturer’s first folding smartphone, became official a year ago. Only available in China, it promised with its 8.01-inch screen, its Snapdragon 888 chip or its amazing liquid lens. Xiaomi wants to continue down this path with the Mix Fold 2, a new folding model. Not yet formalized by the brand, it is beginning to be talked about on Chinese social networks and among leakers such as Digital Chat Station. in a post Weibo discovered by Gizmodo, the latter evokes the screen of the next folding smartphone. The Mix Fold 2 should take inspiration from its predecessor by integrating a screen that occupies a very large part of the face of the device. An LTPO panel showing a 2K definition is already mentioned.
A new opponent for the Samsung Galaxy Z
Both internal and external displays would benefit from a 120Hz refresh rate. An improvement compared to the current model which is capped at 60Hz. Digital Chat Station. Following the trend of the moment, the Mix Fold 2 could be thinner and lighter than its imposing predecessor. As a reminder, the Mi Mix Fold has dimensions of 173.3 x 69.8 x 17.2mm (folded) and 173.3 x 133.4 x 7.6mm (unfolded); for a weight of 317 to 332 grams.
Under the hood, Xiaomi’s next foldable device is expected to feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. It would run Android 12 and have a battery of more than 5,020 mAh. The latter should support fast wired and wireless charging, without further information on this topic. Xiaomi should go even further than with the Mi Mix Fold. Remember that this model has a fast charge (wired) of 67 W.
On the photography side, the Mix Fold 2 should follow the trend started by the Mi Mix Fold by offering at least three cameras on the back. A 108-megapixel sensor would be accompanied by a 13-megapixel ultra-wide angle and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens. On the front we would have a 20 megapixel selfie camera.
When will the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 be released?
Curiously, this is not the first time that Mix Fold 2 has been talked about. Since the end of March, the technical sheet of the future folding smartphone has appeared on the web.
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For its part, Digital Chat Station mentioned an announcement in the second quarter of 2022. The presentation would take place between the months of April and June. Therefore, we should not wait long before knowing more about this smartphone. At the moment, no image has been leaked. Rumor has it that the Mix Fold 2 I might to be the first smartphone to have a screen that folds 360°. We are also waiting to find out if this smartphone will be marketed in France.