Xiaomi today unveiled its advanced high-end foldable smartphone, the Xiaomi MIX Fold 2, at a new product launch event in Mainland China, along with the long-awaited annual speech by Lei Jun, Founder, President and CEO of Xiaomi.
The Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 is a giant technological leap in the ultra-thin space of the foldable smartphone. Measuring only 5.4m [Actual measurements between individual products may vary. All specifications are subject to the actual product.] unfolded, the Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 offers a consistent viewing experience on both its internal and external display. Plus, it delivers an authentic Leica imaging experience and extraordinary power efficiency with the latest Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1.
In addition to the Xiaomi MIX Fold 2, Xiaomi also announced the Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro, the Redmi K50 Ultra, and a series of ecosystem products.
Self-developed Micro Waterdrop hinge
Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 boasts a revolutionary design. It’s one of the thinnest foldable smartphones on the market, with a folded body that’s just 11.2mm¹ thick, significantly thinner than many other devices of its kind. Both unfolded sides measure just 5.4mm¹ thick, offering a pleasant tactile experience.
To achieve these advances in format, Xiaomi has focused on refining the hinge – the core component of the foldable smartphone. Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 is equipped with a self-developed Micro Waterdrop hinge, which features a smaller bend radius, slimmer display modules, a custom mini rotating hinge, and used a precision solderless integrated process to create a dual floating panel. carbon fiber wing. Together, these highly integrated components have reduced the number of parts to just 87, allowing for a lighter, thinner hinge design than ever before.
In addition, both sides of the hinge utilize space stacking technology, utilizing large hidden spaces on both sides of the hinge for soft plates, achieving a 20% increase in space utilization and thus offering the 5.4mm¹ flat design with balanced weight distribution.
Two screens, an exceptional viewing experience
The Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 has an interior folding design, with two AMOLED screens of two different sizes on both sides. The outer screen adopts a classic 21:9 aspect ratio design, allowing excellent compatibility with most applications and taking into account the user’s experience when using it. The 6.56″ display features a resolution of 2520×1080, supports 120Hz high refresh rate and P3 color gamut, with up to 1000nit brightness – giving it an edge over other common displays thanks to its extraordinary user experience.
Inside the Xiaomi MIX Fold 2, we find an 8.02″ screen that adopts POL-LES technology and replaces the traditional polarizer with an ultra-fine color filter, it also uses a black matrix material to reduce reflection on the screen. with traditional displays, light transmittance has been increased by 33%, with power consumption reduced by 25%. This display has a resolution of 2160×1914, supports P3 color gamut, and LTPO 2.0 1-120Hz AdaptiveSync Pro. Ultra-low anti-AR allows the screen to reduce reflectivity to less than 2%, resulting in a more detailed viewing experience and pleasing aesthetics.
The two displays offer an exceptionally consistent user experience, both supporting a 120Hz refresh rate, professional primary color display calibration, 1000nit brightness and Dolby Vision. Regardless of the screen used, the device supports dual front and rear ambient light detection, providing a natural and smooth adjustment of automatic brightness.
MIUI Fold 13, the new standard for folding screens
Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 works with the latest MIUI Fold 13 operating system. Developed as a permutation of the classic MIUI interface, it is perfectly adapted to the foldable format, with screen interaction optimizations, offering advances in the user experience.
The smart desktop design of the screen adapts to the foldable screen and doubles the smartphone’s viewing area. In addition to maintaining visual consistency, it allows the hundreds of available MIUI widgets to be used without deformation, increasing both aesthetics and usability.
Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 system apps are customized for your big screen and a large number of app interfaces have been redesigned for a better experience. Calendar, file management, voice recorder, notes and other applications apply a new column design to take full advantage of the big screen. The adaptation of third-party applications will be carried out according to the solutions available in Android 12L, providing more native support capability for third-party applications.
Other innovations of the Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 include updates to the interaction with smart screens. Users can now swipe three fingers to split the screen. Floating windows can be quickly accessed via the sidebar, which can also be used to exit split-screen mode. The design of floating windows and notifications has also been tweaked, and multitasking on a smartphone has never been more efficient.
Authentic Leica Imagery, dual quality approach
Xiaomi has set a new imaging standard for smartphone photography, combining Leica’s imaging expertise with Xiaomi’s rich experience in the field of computational photography.
To ensure optical excellence, Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 is equipped with a 50-megapixel IMX766 main camera, with 7P lenses, all of which use low-reflection ALD coating. Also noteworthy is a 13MP ultra wide-angle camera and an 8MP telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom and portrait capabilities.
In addition to the Leica-certified Summicron lens, the Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 offers access to two photographic styles: the “Leica Authentic Look” and the “Leica Vibrant Look“, both granting the photographer greater creative freedom.
With Xiaomi ProFocus support, Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 enables fast camera startup, fast captures, and continuous shooting support of up to 30 frames per second.
Regarding the video, Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 supports Dolby Vision HDR recording as well as Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos for video viewing. Videos recorded on Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 will look amazing, particularly when using UGC platforms that support Dolby Vision, allowing users to share exceptional footage online.
Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1 and high-end performance packed into an ultra-thin body
In addition to its revolutionary thin and lightweight folding screen design, the Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 takes advantage of the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1 mobile platform for fast performance. TSMC’s 4nm manufacturing process allows for a significant increase in energy efficiency while integrating tens of billions of transistors into an area the size of a fingernail. The advanced process allows both the CPU and GPU to receive a 10% performance boost while improving CPU and GPU power consumption by 30%. This improved design allows the ultra-thin smartphone to maintain greater speed and efficiency at the same time.
The excellent energy efficiency allows for long battery life, with a full day of use possible even when the indoor display is frequently used, with extended usage when mainly using the outdoor display.
The Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 also has a cooling system equipped with a large-area VC, rarely seen in foldable smartphones. The high-quality VC offers a surface area of up to 2,520mm², allowing for a 50% improvement in thermal conductivity compared to typical VCs. The inner layer of the battery is covered with second-generation boron nitride heat dissipation film, with an area of up to 3715mm². Finally, the high-density multi-layer graphite sheet creates a solid foundation for the excellent sustained performance of the Xiaomi MIX Fold 2.
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro – work and play with a large 12.4″ screen
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro features a large 12.4″ screen that users can fully utilize for a highly efficient and convenient experience in both work and entertainment scenarios.
The high-quality 12.4″ display features an ultra-high resolution of 2560×1600, a high refresh rate of 120Hz, and reduced blue light, providing a smooth and comfortable experience for watching the video and switching between tasks on a split-screen. The conference mode built into Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro can convert speech to text in real-time, quickly distinguish between different speakers, and support real-time translation between Chinese and English.
Redmi K50 Ultra – a general update
Joining the beloved Redmi K50 Series is the Redmi K50 Ultra. With massive upgrades in performance, display, camera, and charging, the Redmi K50 Ultra takes the product and user experience to the next level.
The Redmi K50 features the latest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 mobile platform and a 1.5K flat screen. The smartphone’s triple camera consists of a 100MP main camera, 8MP ultra wide-angle camera, and 2MP telephoto camera, enhanced by implementing numerous Xiaomi AI Image solutions. The combination of advanced software and hardware allows the Redmi K50 Ultra to significantly improve the quality of images. Plus, the combination of a 5,000mAh battery and 120W HyperCharge technology ensures hassle-free daily use, with a full charge taking just 19 minutes.
The Redmi K50 Ultra Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team Summer Edition was also announced.
In addition, Xiaomi also released: Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro, Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro, Xiaomi Conference Tapcast, Xiaomi Bluetooth Speakerphone, Mijia Smart Purifying Range Hooder P1 and Mijia Dual-Drum Washer Dryer 15kg.
There is no forecast for the arrival of the Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 and the Redmi K50 in Portugal.