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Xiaomi announces new foldable phone to challenge Samsung’s Fold 


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Xiaomi has announced its new foldable smartphone, MIX Fold 2, in its home turf. Interestingly, the announcement came just a couple of days after Samsung extended its fourth generation of Fold and Flip phones across the world

Xiaomi has announced its new foldable smartphone, MIX Fold 2, in its home turf. Interestingly, the announcement came just a couple of days after Samsung extended its fourth generation of Fold and Flip phones across the world

In a way, seems like Xiaomi wants to challenge Samsung’s dominance in foldable smartphone category. 

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The Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 will feature the same chipset, Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, used in Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 and Z Flip4. Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 measures just 5.4mm unfolded while the folded measures 11.2mm,” the company claims. Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 comes with a Xiaomi-developed micro waterdrop hinge. 

Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 sports two AMOLED flagship screens on two respective sides. The outer display adopts a 21:9 classic ratio design. The 6.56 inch display has 2520×1080 resolution, and supports 120Hz refresh rate and with a brightness of up to 1000 nits. 

On the inside, Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 flaunts an 8.02-inch Samsung Eco OLED display. It has a resolution of 2160×1914 and supports 120Hz AdaptiveSync Pro. 

Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 runs on the latest MIUI Fold 13 operating system. Third-party application adaptation will be conducted according to solutions available in Android 12L, providing more native support capability for third-party apps. 

Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 is equipped with a 50MP Sony IMX766 main camera, a 13MP ultra-wide angle camera, and an 8MP telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom and portrait capabilities. It gets a 20MP front lens for selfies. 

The MIX Fold 2 has been packed with a 4,500mAh battery supported by a 67W charger. The phone comes in one RAM version (12GB), and three ROM models; 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB. The starting variant of 12GB/256GB costs RMB 8,999 (nearly ₹ 1,06,351). There are no words on its India arrival yet. 

In addition to Xiaomi MIX Fold 2, the Chinese smartphone maker also announced Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro, Redmi K50 Ultra, and a host of ecosystem products. 



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