Xiaomi’s Mix Fold 2 launched in China a few days after Samsung announced the next-generation foldable phone, and Xiaomi is looking to notch up a few points against the competition thanks to its thinner design, larger display, and a more affordable price.
Xiaomi’s announcement comes on the heels of Samsung’s unveiling on Wednesday of its own two foldable devices – the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and the Galaxy Z Fold 4 – that would provide much-needed competition to the bendable market should the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 ever make it to markets outside China. The release is, naturally, a Chinese one, and given its first bendable smartphone has never sold anywhere else, the likelihood is the same will be true here. It is cheaper by about 1000 RMB compared to its predecessor, and managed to beat Samsung’s similarly Galaxy Z Fold 4.
When looking at its 2nd-generation bendable-screen smartphone, and holding it, it gives us the sense of a premium device. In other aspects, the new handset comes with multi-function NFC, an infrared remote, two speakers tuned by Harman Kardon, and a linear motor. As Xiaomi announced during an event in China, its new bendable handset is powered by a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, much like the Z Fold 4, and on first impressions, it may seem quite similar. Xiaomi MIX Fold2, the video is here, it is time to impress you, it is its next-generation bendable phone, notice that it is a bit thicker with Type C, and cannot be thinner.
Its brand-new bendable phone comes with 50-megapixel main camera, IMX766, along with 7p lenses, which are coated in low-reflective coating by ALD. The Mix Fold 2 shares the nearly identical 50-megapixel primary (with optical stabilization) camera and 13-megapixel ultrawide as the Xiaomi 12, but this time it has the Leica Summicron certificate – just as Xiaomi 12s Ultra kicked off that partnership.
The super-slim folding smartphone will feature a camera system with a 50-megapixel main sensor with f/1.8 aperture and OIS, along with the Leica Smart, just as its predecessor. The super slim folding smartphone will offer a camera system with a 50-megapixel main sensor with f/1.8 and OIS, as well as Leica smarts, like its predecessor. The camera features on the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 are Dual LED flash, HDR, Panorama, Leica lenses, dual-pixel PDAF, OIS, optical zoom, Gyro-EIS, 8K video decode, 8K video encode, etc. In comparison, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 has a camera system with PDAF, OIS, 3-power optical zoom, LED flash, HDR, Panorama, Gyro-EIS, HDR10+, decoded 4K video, HDR10+, 4K video decode, and Night Mode.
In comparison, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 has 4MP camera in a notch in outer display, HDR10+, decoding 4K videos, encoding 4K videos, decoding 4K videos, and so on. The camera in these two foldable phones has Portrait Mode, and Night Mode. In comparison, gyro-EIS, HDR, HDR, decoding 4K videos, encoding 4K videos, encoding 4K videos, decoding 4K videos, and so on. In comparison, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 has 4MP cameras in a notch on outer display. A single 20MP front-facing camera is located in the second display (the central punch), whereas there is no camera in the primary display.
The camera is branded as Leica, not surprisingly given Xiaomi’s strategic partnership with the camera company. Since Leica’s newest best friend is now Xiaomi, the camera uses Leica certified, Summicron lenses, and offers iconic Leica filters. Xiaomi’s Leica branding is back on the phones back as well, to decorate a triple-camera system that is comprised of a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 sensor, 13-megapixel ultra-wide shooter, and 8-megapixel 2x zoom telephoto.
The Mix Fold 2 is the second phone to benefit from Xiaomis Leica collaboration, and gets the main 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor with OIS and Leica optics. Xiaomis latest 50MP foldable camera has a Sony IMX766 image sensor, which supports 8K video recording, as well as supporting capture of up to 30 photos per second in burst shooting mode.
Xiaomis latest foldable phone is basically a tablet, featuring flagship-class specs and a 8.02-inch flex display that bends in half to reveal a 6.56-inch screen on the outside. Xiaomi is quick to claim this is the slimmest bendable phone out there — technically, it is not, since Huaweis Mate Xs 2 is slightly thinner, but it has just one screen, so Xiaomis accomplishment of hitting basically the same dimensions with two displays is notable. At only 5.4mm, Xiaomis bendable takes nearly 15% off of the Galaxy Z Fold 4.
Under the hood, the super-slim folding smartphone runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, and offers 12GB RAM with the option to choose from 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB storage. Like Samsungs latest foldable flagship, Xiaomis Mix Fold 2 features the latest Qualcomm flagship chipset, 12GB RAM, and a storage capacity of up to 1TB. In addition, Xiaomi has packed Qualcomms latest flagship chipset into the device, as well as a new main camera, better display, and more storage.
The Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 has 12GB RAM, and it comes with a whopping 1TB of storage, with a base configuration having one-fourth of that — 256GB. The camera module is one of the key highlights of the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 (see what I did there). That meant that the Mix Fold 2 was going into a much more competitive market compared to its predecessor, so Xiaomi had to develop the best possible folding device in order to impress us.
The original Mi Mix Fold hit shelves in China alone, but because Xiaomi is such a global powerhouse, we are hoping Xiaomi’s next foldable gets wider distribution. Xiaomi used to pride itself on the 108MP primary cameras on the backs of its smartphones, including the original Mi Mix Fold, but recently they have started to go with a lot of more 50MP primary shooters instead, especially on their newest flagship, the Xiaomi 12.