At a mega event earlier this week, Xiaomi presented its latest foldable phone – the Mi Mix Fold. Not only is this phone a continuation of the ever-interesting Mi Mix series, it is also a big step for Xiaomi as it proves its capabilities as a smartphone band. The company has more or less maintained its position among the biggies, especially given the fact that not many smartphone brands offer foldable smartphones. We wonder whether Xiaomi has presented the best foldable smartphone currently available with the Mi Mix Fold.
The journey of the foldable smartphone was a bit bumpy from the start. Do you remember the massive problems these devices had with their displays? Tech journalists like us were initially very enthusiastic about these devices. However, the massive problems faced by the first generation of foldable handsets were a serious damper to the future of foldable handsets. It got to a point where Samsung had to release an upgraded version of the original Samsung Galaxy Fold a few months after the product announcement.
Although the Galaxy Z Fold 2 performed well in Antoine’s test, it cannot be denied that the interest in foldable smartphones no longer seems to match the initial enthusiasm. They are considered to be too expensive, the displays too plastic and are accused of being too unwieldy.
Xiaomi Mi Mix take a big step towards market readiness?
Now that Xiaomi has unveiled its own foldable smartphone, is the market finally ready for widespread acceptance of foldable smartphones? At the press conference, Xiaomi stated that the Mi Mix Fold is free from all the problems that plagued first and second generation foldable smartphones. It is claimed that the hinges are better now, and that the display and all of its components are designed to withstand more than 200,000 folds. The spec sheet is pretty good too, and the phone is contained in the Snapdragon 888 Soc, a 5,000mAh battery with 67W fast charge support.
The triple camera on the back can be converted into a quad cam with a trick. With a liquid camera lens used on the phone, the Mi Mix Fold transforms the telephoto camera into a microscope camera with support for 30x magnification. Despite all these functions (and 256 GB of storage), the Mi ix Fold 2 is not too expensive for foldable conditions at just under 1,300 euros.
If I got everything right while writing this article, you could just take a survey. I want to ask you what you think of the concept of the phone, as we technical journalists are sometimes too critical at the end of the day. Your vote counts and if you feel like it, you can also take the other surveys.
Mi Mix Fold: The Most Promising Foldable So Far?
The foldable smartphones include the aforementioned Galaxy Z Fold 2 as well as models such as the Royole Flexpai and the Motorola Razr. Huawei has also tried its luck with leaflets in the form of the Mate X and Mate X2. Hence the question for you: which of these already published leaflets do you like best?
By the way, there are always rumors that other industry giants like Google or Apple are working on their own foldable cell phones. However, since smartphones aren’t quite Google’s main focus and Apple really likes mature technologies, this could take a little longer. In order not to talk about devices that are still little known, I have one last question for you.
Would you buy a foldable one when it becomes ripe and affordable?
Although Antoine thought the Galaxy Z Fold 2 was very good, I kept hearing that nobody could afford this phone anyway.
But in a few years, when and when leaflets became as commonplace as phones with triple or quad cameras, would you buy one?
As always, we’ll be releasing the results of our survey next week and also looking at the other countries where NextPit is read. I am curious to see how interest in leaflets develops in Germany, France, Brazil, the USA and India.