Xiaomi's second foldable phone to debut in Q4 with improved hinge

Xiaomi's second foldable phone to debut in Q4 with improved hinge
Three months after Xiaomi announced the Mi Mix Fold, the brand is said to be working on another foldable smartphone to be released in the coming months and a new leak has revealed some extra details.

Xiaomi's next foldable could take on Samsung and Google

It’s claimed that Xiaomi’s second foldable smartphone will hit shelves in the fourth quarter of 2021, meaning a release in either October, November or December. That’ll position it as a direct competitor to Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Google’s Pixel Fold.

The chipset is always one of the most exciting specs and Xiaomi isn’t expected to disappoint with its next foldable. The latest available info points to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 being used to power the phone.

It’ll be coupled with a 5,000mAh battery and a 108-megapixel main camera, per the rumor. Those specs match what Xiaomi offers on the original Mi Mix Fold, so it seems the upgrades will all be about the foldable aspects of the product.

The next-generation foldable is said to feature an updated internal design and improved hinge design. Xiaomi is once again planning to add two displays, only this time the larger, internal panel should offer a 120Hz refresh rate.

The cover display is to be manufactured by Visionox, who’s also working with Honor on an upcoming foldable smartphone. Ross Young believes Xiaomi is planning to use Samsung's ultra-thin glass (UTG) panels for the foldable display. 

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