Xiaomi shows what the foldable might look like if it were Samsung’s competition

Xiaomi shows what the foldable might look like if it were Samsung's competition
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The Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 it started in China a few days later Samsung announced Xiaomi is aiming to gain an edge over the competition with a slimmer design, larger displays and a more affordable price.

The Mix Fold 2 has several improvements over the original My Mix Fold Released last year, it goes beyond releasing the Mi brand. The Fold 2 is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC flagship chipset, 12GB of RAM and a variety of storage options ranging from 256GB to 1TB. It also has an improved hinge and comes in gold or black.

Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 in Black

If you want to know that Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 looks good in black.
Photo: Xiaomi

As a foldable, you get a 6.56-inch OLED external display (2520 x 1080) with a 21:9 aspect ratio, and an 8.02-inch LTPO 2.0 internal display (2160 x 1914), both slightly larger than the Samsung. A 6.2-inch OLED external display (2316 x 904) and a 7.6-inch (2176 x 1812) OLED internal display are found on the Galaxy Z Fold 4. Both Mix Fold 2 displays run at 120Hz with 1000 nits of brightness. The external display is protected with the latest (and toughest). Corning Gorilla Glass Victuswhen using the main folding screen Schott ultra thin glass As Samsung is known to use.

Xiaomi’s foldable model has a triple camera setup with a primary 50-megapixel camera, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide and an eight-megapixel telephoto with 2x optical zoom. There’s also a 20-megapixel punch-hole camera on the front for selfies.

Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 as seen from the back when open

Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 as seen from the back when folded.
Photo: Xiaomi

Xiaomi’s announcement follows Samsung has released two of its foldable devices on Wednesday – the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4 — If the Mix Fold 2 ever ships to markets outside of China, it will bring some much-needed competition to the foldable market. One way Xiaomi is trying to beat its Korean rivals is by claiming that the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 is the “world’s thinnest foldable phone”. At just 5.4mm, it shaves off almost 15 percent of the thickness of the 6.3mm Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4.

It’s not all sunlight and device measurement contests, as Samsung’s flagship offering includes a useful Flex mode (Samsung’s terminology for apps that automatically redirect to fit the folded screen) and IPX8 water resistance, two features the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 lacks. Nevertheless, Xiaomi’s 4,500mAh battery capacity is still slightly larger than the 4,400mAh battery found in Samsung’s Z Fold 4. The Mix Fold 2 also supports 67W wireless fast charging, which the brand claims can be fully charged in 40 minutes. While the Z Fold 4 only supports up to 25W fast charging, Samsung claims the phone can reach 50 percent battery capacity in 30 minutes.

Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 was half open

Given that Samsung doesn’t rival Flex mode, you probably won’t want to keep the phone even half-open.
Photo: Xiaomi

Currently, the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 is only available for purchase in China, with no announcement as to when the phone will be available in other markets. Pricing for the 256GB base model is set at CNY 8,999 (about US$1,300), which is a significant price cut. CNY 13,999 (over US$2,000) Samsung wants the 256GB version of the Z Fold 4 in the country.

If these prices are for international sales, then Samsung can finally they face serious competition for folders, especially in price-sensitive markets like India, where Xiaomi is already the no. 1, and Samsung fell to the fourth place in terms of market share. According to IDC.

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