Xiaomi Mi MIX FOLD is the brand 's first smartphone to have a flexible display. It is therefore logical that it attracts people's attention more than ordinary smartphones. This piece is already on display in the Chinese Mi Store and the first lucky ones had the opportunity to look at it closely.
The smartphone is 17,2 mm thick when closed, which is quite a lot, but this means that the design connects two smartphones together. It is a size that the user will definitely feel in the pocket along with the weight of 317 grams. When unfolded, the thickness is a pleasant 7,6 mm.
The folding mechanism is very similar to that offered by the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2. The flexible joint has a firmer clearance, so it can be held in several positions.
After closing, a small gap can be seen. It is a protective element to prevent any grain of dust from entering the display when folded, which could damage the display. We know from the competition that replacing a flexible display can cost hundreds of euros.
External and internal display
When closed, the user has a 6,52-inch display with a 27: 9 aspect ratio. The manufacturer has adapted the MIUI environment to this stretched dimension to make it as pleasant to use as possible. It can be seen from the photos that the external display has slightly wider frames around the screen.
The internal display shows a fine recess at the bend, just like a Korean competitor. It is not a defect and the eye stops registering it after a few minutes of use. This technology is not far enough to make the display perfectly flat even when unfolded.
The watchful eye will not miss the fact that the internal display does not contain a selfie camera. To create a selfie, the user must fold the smartphone and use the lens on the external display, which is hidden in a small space at the top right.
Xiaomi Mi MIX FOLD is currently only intended for the local Chinese market, but we expect its availability through international retailers. Over time, the manufacturer could also present a global version for the European market.
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