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Xiaomi clones the Galaxy Fold, makes it 40% thinner, adds a bigger battery

I’m jealous —

Samsung hasn’t changed the Galaxy Fold’s battery density in four years, it shows.

Ron Amadeo –

August 12, 2022 5:12 PM UTC

  • Xiaomi Mix Fold 2. Yes, it’s that thin.
  • Millet

  • Front and back.
  • Millet

  • The specs say the device doesn’t fold flat, but it’s close. Millet

  • back. Millet
  • Finally, a shot with the front screen lit correctly.

  • Why is everyone making this X-shaped foldable product?

    If you’re disappointed by Samsung’s relatively slow progress on foldables, say hello to the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2, It looks a lot more advanced than we saw in Samsung’s announcement this week. But of course this only applies to China. sorry. Mix Fold 2 follows Galaxy Z Fold 4 — It’s a book-style foldable phone with a phone-like front screen and a tablet-like flexible inner screen. Surprisingly, the folded device is 40 percent thinner. We don’t usually like the thin-and-light craze for smartphones, but the thickness of foldable phones is a major concern. Compared to a regular smartphone, the 16mm thick Galaxy Z Fold really fills your pocket, so Xiaomi has made progress here. Thickness of Mix Fold 2 when folded At just 11.2mm, each half is only 5.4mm thick. Xiaomi’s phone is much thinner than Samsung’s, Xiaomi also manages to fit a slightly larger 4500 mAh battery (Samsung’s is 4400 mAh). The trick here — aside from the fact that Samsung hasn’t changed the thickness of the Fold or the battery capacity in four years — is that the Xiaomi foldable phone is a little bigger than Samsung’s. When folded, the Z Fold 4 is 155.1 mm x 67.1 mm x 15.8 mm, while Xiaomi’s device is 161.6 mm x 73.9 mm x 11.2 mm. At 161.6mm x 73.9mm, it’s still smaller than a high-end smartphone, with the S22 Ultra measuring 163.3mm x 77.9mm x 8.9mm. On the front, you get 120 Hz, 6.56 inches , 2520×1080 OLED display, while the inner foldable display is 120 Hz, 8.02 inches, 2160×1914 OLED. Both screens come directly from Samsung Display, while the flexible display is made of “flexible ultra-thin glass” pioneered by Samsung. Flexible glass provides some rigidity to otherwise sticky plastic displays. The outer layer should still be plastic, though, and you can use your fingernails to indent it. For the specs, you have a very ordinary High-end loads: Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, 12GB RAM, and massive storage tiers of 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB. Cameras start with a 1/1.56-inch 50 MP Sony IMX 766, followed by a 13 MP ultrawide, 8 MP 2x telephoto, and a 20 MP front-facing camera. The 4500mAh battery supports 67W charging. Starts at RMB 8,999, which is about $1,335 , Xiaomi’s bigger and better foldables are also cheaper than Samsung’s. The phone will go on sale in China on August 16. Xiaomi’s listing pictures



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