Xiaomi Corporation- founded in April 2010- has launched its first-ever foldable smartphone as Mi Mix Fold on 30th March 2021. It also launched Mi 11 Pro, Mi 11 Ultra, and Mi 11 Lite 5G. Mi Mix Fold is an exclusive smartphone for China with a starting price of 9,999 Yuan for the 12GB+256GB variant. Meanwhile, Xiaomi has other smartphones launched in Nepal
Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold Overview
After showing off the prototypes of foldable design for years, Xiaomi has finally unveiled the Mi Mix Fold. It has an efficient battery, an impressive camera and a powerful chipset.
Design and Build Quality
Mi Mix Fold has a U-shaped hinge design reducing the weight up to 27% compared to the other available foldable smartphones.
The internal OLED display is an 8.01-inches WQHD+ resolution. It offers an aspect ratio of 4:3. Likewise, it reaches 900 nits peak brightness and 600 nits overall brightness. The device also supports multi-window allows you to watch up to four videos in different windows on display simultaneously. The internal display has relatively small bezels and no cutout.
Mi Mix Fold sports a 6.5-inches AMOLED external display with a refresh rate of 90Hz and 180Hz touch sampling rate. It has an HD+ resolution and reaches an aspect ratio of 27:9. A peak brightness of 900 nits and overall brightness of 700 nits offers excellent depth and color contrast.
A selfie camera lies in the right corner at the top of the external display. The external display has noticeable bezels. On the right side, the smartphone has a power key and a volume rocker.
The fingerprint reader is embedded in the power button.
The processing power of the smartphone comes from Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. The advanced 5nm fabrication process improves the mobile platforms CPU, GPU and AI performance, lowering the power consumption. Adreno 660 looks after the graphical processing of the smartphone.
It uses 3,200MHz LPDDR5 RAM combined with UFS 3.1 high-speed flash memory. The smartphone has three memory configuration options: 12 GB RAM with 256 GB storage, 12 GB RAM with 512 GB storage, and 16 GB RAM with 512 GB storage.
Mi Mix Fold has a butterfly-type cooling system; it integrates large-area VC liquid cooling, multilayer graphite sheets, thermal gel, and other heat dissipation methods. The efficient heat dissipation allows the smartphone to perform consistently.
Mi Mix Fold runs MIUI 12 based on Android 10.
Mi Mix Fold features a Surge C1 processor – a professional image processing chip developed by Xiaomi. It is also the first smartphone to have Liquid Lens technology for bionic photography. A triple camera on the rear houses a primary camera, an ultra-wide camera, and a telephoto camera.
The smartphone has a primary camera of 108 MP, a 13 MP ultra-wide-angle camera and an 8 MP telephoto camera having 3x optical zoom. The ultra-wide camera has an impressive 123-degree field of view. Similarly, the rear camera can capture the video up to 8K at 24fps.
The Selfie camera is a 20 MP lens with a video capturing capacity of 1080p at 30/60fps and 720p at 120fps.
Mi Mix Fold packs a 5,020 mAh battery; it is the largest battery available compared to most foldable smartphones currently. The battery follows dual-battery parallel architecture, dividing the battery into a capacity of 2,460 mAh and 2,560 mAh.
Mi Mix Fold supports fast charging of 67W. Xiaomi claims the charger fills 100% in 37 minutes. The smartphone has CNT battery technology, promoting quicker and safer charging while prolonging the battery’s lifespan.
Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold Specifications
|Dimensions||173.27 x 133.38 x 7.62mm (Extended)
173.27 x 69.8 x 17.2 mm (Folded)
|Internal Display||8.01-inches flexible OLED
4:3 aspect ratio
WQHD+ resolution, 1 billion colors, DCI-P3
60Hz refresh rate, 120Hz touch sampling rate
900 nits peak brightness, 600nits overall brightness
4,300,000:1 contrast ratio
|External Display||6.5-inches AMOLED display
90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling rate
27:9 screen ratio, 2520 x 840 resolution
900nits peak brightness, 700nit overall brightness
Super Resolution, both for video and images
|Weight||317 grams (Glass)
332 grams (Ceramic Special Edition)
|Build||Glass front (Folded)
Plastic front (Extended
Glass back (Gorilla Glass 5) or ceramic back, aluminium frame
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)|
RAM & Storage
|12 GB RAM with 256 GB storage
12 GB RAM with 512 GB storage
16 GB RAM with 512 GB storage
|OS||MIUI 12 based on Android 10|
8K@24/30fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps
|Front Camera||20 MP, wide
|Battery||Li-Po 5,020 mAh, double-cell design
67W wired turbo charging (100% in 37 minutes)
|Sensors||Side fingerprint unlock (2-in1 power button), accelerometer, proximity, gyro, compass, color spectrum|
|Color options||Black, Ceramic|
- Also Read: Huawei Mate X2 with Foldable Display and Kirin 9000 processor, Launched in China
- Also Read: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Now Available In Nepal
Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold Expected Price in Nepal and Availability
Xiaomi has launched Mi Mix Fold exclusive to China, and the smartphone will not launch here in Nepal. However, if you get the smartphone from unauthorized distributors, it’s a different case. The price of Mi Mix Fold in China is 9,999 yuan for the 12/256 GB variant, 10,999 Yuan for the 12/512 GB, and 12,999 Yuan for 16/512 GB variant.
|Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold Variants||Price in China|
|Mi Mix Fold (12/256 GB)||CNY 9,999|
|Mi Mix Fold (12/512 GB)||CNY 10,999|
|Mi Mix Fold (16/512 GB)||CNY 12,999|
Xiaomi could give a good competition to Samsung’s Foldable smartphone- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2.