A day after it released the Mi Ultra, Mi 11 Pro, Mi 11 Lite, and Mi Band 6, Xiaomi has finally taken the veil off its foldable smartphone christened Mi MIX Fold. This one has got an inward folding design, much like the Samsung Galaxy Folds and the Huawei Mate X2. While its folding mechanism is something we have seen before, the phone carries a few other interesting specs up its sleeve. This includes a Liquid Lens, a 108MP primary camera, 4 speakers, a 5020mAh battery, a 67W fast charger, up to 16gigs of RAM, 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage, and the almighty Snapdragon 888.
Here’s the complete rundown —
Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold Specs and Features
|Model||Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold|
|Dimensions & Weight||Folded: 173.2mm x 69.8mm x 17.2mm|
Unfolded: 173.2mm x 133.4mm x 7.62mm;
317g (Black) / 332g (Ceramic)
|Display||Inside: 8-inch flexible AMOLED WQHD+ resolution (2480 x 1860), 60Hz refresh rate, 120Hz touch sampling rate, 600 nits peak brightness, Dolby Vision, HDR10+|
Outside: 6.5-inch AMOLED, 2520 x 840 resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling rate, 900 nits peak brightness, HDR 10+
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 with Adreno 660|
|Memory||12/16GB LPDDR5 RAM + 256/512GB UFS 3.1 storage|
|Battery & Charging||5,020mAh battery with 67W wired fast charging; No wireless charging|
|Rear Cameras||108MP HM2 sensor + 13MP 123° ultrawide + 8MP Liquid lens with 3x optical zoom (80mm focal length) and macro ability (3cm radius)|
|Misc.||Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 integrated modem|
5G bands: n1/n3/n5/n7/n8/n20/n28/n38/n40/n41/n77/n78/n79
DSDS 5G, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6E, NFC, IR blaster, Side-mounted fingerprint reader, USB Type-C, Quad speakers tuned by Harmon Kardon, X-axis linear vibration motor, No 3.5mm headphone jack
|Software||MIUI 12 based on Android 11|
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In the unfolded state, you’ve got an 8.01-inch 1440p+ OLED tablet-sized panel. Weirdly enough, this is limited to just a 60Hz refresh rate. Meanwhile, the smaller fascia you see when the device is folded has got 90Hz refresh rate. This outer display is 6.52-inches in size, with 2520 x 840-pixel resolution, and is AMOLED in nature.
On the camera front, the standout feature is the use of Liquid Lens to move between 3cm macro and 3x zoom on the fly. Rest, the foldable also houses a 108MP Samsung ISOCELL HM2 sensor as the primary shooter, coupled with a 13MP ultrawide clicker. For selfies, you have got a 20MP sensor. Also, the image signal processing behind the scene is handled by the company’s in-house Surge C1 chip.
At its heart lies a Snapdragon 888 for all the computing grunt you need. This is backed by a healthy dose of RAM and storage. It bags a 5020mAh cell split in two (2,460 mAh each). The charger is of 67 watts which claims to fill the tank in 37 minutes.
Another exciting aspect of the phone is its quad speaker setup, tuned by Harmon Kardon.
Mi MIX Fold pricing and availability
The Mi MIX Fold carries a price tag of 9,999 yuan (~₹1,11,735) for the lower 12GB+256GB variant. Then there is the 12GB+512GB unit costing 10,999 yuan (~₹1,22,905) and lastly, the top-end 16GB + 512GB Ceramic Special Edition priced at 12,999 yuan (~₹1,45,255).
Xiaomi has debuted the device in its home market. International (incl. India’s) availability details are not known at the moment.