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Xiaomi’s next foldable phone, featuring a 120Hz screen and ‘enhanced’ hinge, could be released in Q4

Foldable phones have compelled companies to test their inventive and manufacturing capacities to the limit. It is a difficult undertaking, but foldable cellphones have captured and are maintaining the focus. Xiaomi has also made its presence felt in this market. Xiaomi released its first foldable smartphone in March of this year. The Mi Mix Fold, like the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2, folds inward. The foldable phone also included headline specs like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 CPU. Xiaomi is rumored to have begun development on its next-generation foldable phone.

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The forthcoming foldable may resemble the Mi Mix Fold in appearance. A new leak has revealed some of the major specifications of Xiaomi’s forthcoming foldable phone. It’s said to have a Snapdragon 888 chipset, a 120Hz display, and a 108MP primary camera. The phone may be unveiled in the fourth quarter of this year.

Xiaomi, which released its first foldable phone in March, is anticipated to introduce a new foldable phone later this year in order to compete with Samsung. The alleged specifications of the next smartphone have finally leaked, courtesy to Weibo tipster Digital Chat Station.

Xiaomi’s next foldable phone

According to the source, Xiaomi’s second folding phone will not be a significant increase over the Mi Mix Fold. It will have an inward-folding design and will be powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 888 CPU. In terms of cameras, the phone will include a 108MP main camera.

While the device’s primary specifications will be comparable to the Mi Mix Fold, it will also include a few substantial enhancements. The flagship foldable is rumored to include a 120Hz inner display built by Samsung and a 90Hz exterior display. The Mi Mix Fold has a 60Hz inner display, however, the exterior display has a refresh rate of 90Hz. Xiaomi is also rumored to be testing a better phone hinge, which might let it last as long as the finest foldable phones from Samsung.

According to rumors, the foldable phone would be unveiled in the fourth quarter of the year. However, it is unclear whether the device will be available globally. The Mi Mix Fold is currently only available in Xiaomi’s native market.

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Xiaomi will not be the only Android OEM to release a new foldable phone this year. OPPO, Vivo, and Google are also said to be planning fresh foldable phone launches in the second half of the year. Google’s Pixel foldable is likely to be the most intriguing of the group, but it may only be available in a few places.

 The Mi Mix Fold 

The Mi Mix Fold starts at CNY 9,999 (about Rs 1,14,500) for the base model with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. The foldable phone is available in two further configurations: 12GB RAM + 512GB storage and 16GB RAM + 512GB storage.

The Mi Mix Fold includes an 8-inch inner panel and a 6.5-inch exterior display with a refresh rate of 90Hz. The smartphone includes Harman Kardon-tuned speakers and is powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 888 CPU. It is powered by a 5020 mAh battery and has 67W quick charging technology. There includes a 108-megapixel primary sensor, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, and an 8-megapixel ‘liquid lens’ that functions as a 3x optical zoom lens as well as a macro lens. Xiaomi claims that its ‘Liquid Lens’ is powered by the company’s Surge C1 ISP, which enables it to focus faster and provide superior White Balance with a wider dynamic range.

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