Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold launched with foldable 8.01-inch display and liquid lens cameras

By Sushant Talwar | Published on 30 Mar 2021
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Xiaomi has launched its first foldable phone.

  • The Mi Mix Fold comes with a secondary 6.52-inch display.

  • The Mi Mix Fold offers a liquid lens camera and big battery.

Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold launched with foldable 8.01-inch display and liquid lens cameras
Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold launched with foldable 8.01-inch display and liquid lens cameras

https://www.digit.in/mobile-phones/xiaomi-mi-mix-price-51545.htmlAfter a long wait, Xiaomi's first foldable is finally here. Over the last few months, we've heard a number of leaks and rumours about the device, and now the device has finally become official with the company revealing all the details about the device --including its price, features, core internals and display hardware. 

The Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold is the company's first phone to use a foldable panel. The phone is being touted to provide an immersive experience for both gaming and watching movies. The company is also talking about the device's capabilities as a productivity tool. For the latter, the phone also brings with itself a special desktop mode that brings a familiar UI experience to that on a full-fledged PC.

Mi Mix Fold: Specifications

Mi Mix Fold comes with two displays -- one on the outside and one on the inside. The primary display placed inside sees Xiaomi using a large 8.01-inch foldable AMOLED panel. that can process up to WQHD+ resolutions. The panel also supports Dolby Vision for improved visual quality and clear images. Xiaomi claims the display has been tested for up to a million folds. On the outside, we have a 6.52-inch AMOLED display that works at a resolution of 2520x840 pixels. 

Even this secondary panel is capable of working at a high refresh rate of 90Hz and is rated to reach a peak brightness of 900nits. There's also support for high colour fidelity and Dolby Vision. Further, the phone comes with a quad-speaker set-up to improve the audio experience on the device.

Underneath the hood, the Mi Mix Fold comes with a Snapdragon 888 chipset that's also found on a number of flagship phones in the market. This is also the same chip that's currently available on the company's Mi 11 series. The chipset has been fabricated using the advanced 5nm process which improves the mobile platform’s CPU, GPU, and AI performance while lowering power consumption. The device also gets 3,200MHz LPDDR5 RAM, combined with UFS 3.1 high-speed flash storage.

Mi Mix Fold also uses a butterfly-type cooling system, which integrates large-area VC liquid cooling, thermal gel, multilayer graphite sheets and other heat dissipation methods. The Mi Mix Fold is offered in a Standard and Ceramic Special Edition. The standard version uses the fifth-generation Corning Gorilla Glass back cover with ceramic texture. The ceramic edition features a gold middle frame and volume buttons, as well as a black ceramic back with special laser engraving. 

Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold launched

Mi Mix Fold: Cameras

Mi Mix Fold also sees the company bring for the first time the Surge C1 processor and image processing chip developed by Xiaomi. The new chip, Xiaomi claims, helps improve 3A algorithm and low-light focus capabilities for more accurate autofocus, auto exposure and auto white balance to significantly improve image quality. 

Additionally, the Mi Mix Fold is also the world’s first smartphone with Liquid Lens technology. Xiaomi says the liquid lens uses the principle of human eye bionics, forming a lens-like structure with a transparent fluid wrapped in film, very different from traditional optical lenses. Using this technology, the phone also brings support for 3X optical zoom, up to 30X telephoto, and a minimum focus distance of 3cm all through one lens. As per Xiaomi, Liquid Lens also offers high light transmittance, ultra-low dispersion and excellent resistance to extreme environments. 

Additionally, the phone also uses a 108MP main camera and a 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera with a 123-degree field of view. The 108MP pixel main camera is equipped with a 7P lens, which can directly output 108MP pixel high-definition photos. The 123-degree ultra-wide-angle camera supports smart switching. 

Mi Mix Fold: Battery

The Mi Mix Fold is kept alive using a built-in 5,020mAh battery. The company has revealed that the new foldable phone uses Xiaomi’s patented new dual-battery parallel architecture, which consists of two batteries with a capacity of 2,460mAh and 2,560mAh. This structure for the battery set-up allows the phone to bring with itself 67W fast charging. Xiaomi claims that this can allow the phone's battery to fully charge in 37 minutes. 

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Sushant Talwar is a full-time foodie who reviews cool gadgets and binges on TV shows when he is tired of playing video games. He is also in love with football and thinks Manchester United is a religion

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