One day after Samsung, Xiaomi presented its new folding smartphone, the Mix Fold 2. A powerful, well-equipped and, above all, extremely slim model that risks overshadowing the Galaxy Z Fold 4, especially since it is cheaper.
On Thursday, August 11, 2022, Xiaomi organized the Lei Jun Annual Speech, a conference in which it presented its latest products, the Redmi K50 Ultra, the Buds 4 Pro headphones, the Watch S1 Pro connected watch and, especially, the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2, its second generation. high-end smartphone that unfolds like a book. A timely announcement, 24 hours after the disclosure of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 by its competitor Samsung. And the least we can say is that the smartphone has had its effect, since it is not only very powerful, but can also boast of being the thinnest folding device in the world. That’s all ! Something that will outshine Samsung’s new flagship…
The Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 is available in two colors, black and gold. Its main asset is undoubtedly its incredible fineness and thickness. In fact, it is only 11.2mm when the smartphone is folded and 5.4mm unfolded, enough to integrate a USB Type-C port. In comparison, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is 6.3mm thick when it is unfolded and between 14.2 and 15.8 mm when folded. . As a result, the weight of the Mix Fold 2 is lighter, going from 317g to 262g, a real gain. To achieve such a result, Xiaomi has modified the hinge of its devices by using the “micro water drop hinge” technology, which is supposed to “to offer a lighter, slimmer grip for a foldable smartphone.” In the end, the folding angle is more closed, which gives a tighter overall result, and therefore allows a few millimeters to be gained in thickness.
The Chinese firm had to make some concessions to fit everything into its smartphone, and for this reason it reduced the capacity of its battery a little, which went from 5,020 mAh to 4,500 mAh. Like its predecessor, it benefits from 67W fast charging, getting it from 0% to 100% in 40 minutes, which is still excellent. The Mix Fold 2 makes up for it with the latest generation Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip, which consumes slightly less power than the Snapdragon 888. It has 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB of internal storage depending on the chosen one. . model.
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2: two screens well done
On the screen side, the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 still has two, one internal and one external. The proportions have been changed slightly, giving them a slightly more stretched-out look. The external screen measures 6.65 inches diagonally for a definition of 2,250 x 1,080 pixels, that is, a 21:9 format, with Full HD + and a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. It is covered with Gorilla Glass Victus glass -where is the Z Fold-. 4 offers slightly stronger Gorilla Glass Victus+.
As for the interior screen, it measures 8.02 inches diagonally -the equivalent of an iPad mini- with a definition of 2,016 x 1,914 pixels, (QHD +) with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. of LTPO 2.0 technology, it is protected by UTG crystals with a thickness of 30 µm. Both screens are also compatible with Dolby Vision and HDR10+ (high dynamic range), for a more contrasted, legible and ultra-realistic image. And, of course, the ambient light sensors allow you to adapt the brightness according to the surrounding conditions.
On the photography side, the Mix Fold 2 has a 50-megapixel IMX766 sensor, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, and an 8-megapixel X2 45mm telephoto lens. On the external screen, there is a 20-megapixel selfie sensor. Thanks to Leica certification, the smartphone offers a Leica Authentic mode for more natural photos and a Leica Vibrant mode for richer colors.
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2: price and release date
For now, the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 is only available in China. However, there is no doubt that another international launch event will be organized soon. Therefore, it is also necessary to wait for the official prices in euros. Meanwhile, they are designed in yuan, and vary depending on the chosen storage capacity: 8,999 yuan for 256 GB, or about €1,290, 9,999 yuan for 512 GB, or about €1,435, and 11,999 yuan for 1 To, that is. say approximately. €1,720. Prices that are not really within everyone’s reach, but are still lower than those of the Galaxy Z Fold 4…
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