27 September 2022
This seems to be the week of foldable as after seeing Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, and Motorola Razr (2022) launches, it is time for Xiaomi's announcement. The company has released Mix Fold 2 as its second-gen foldable smartphone in China. It is a direct successor to last year's Mix Fold.
One of the unique things about the Mix Fold 2 is that it has one of the thinnest profiles on a foldable smartphone. It has a thickness of just 5.4mm when unfolded and 11.2mm when folded (including the camera bump). This should make it easier to carry around as well as more convenient for one-handed usage. The overall design of the phone is similar to Samsung's Fold-series devices.
The Mix Fold 2 sports an 8.02-inch LTPO2 AMOLED main display with a 2160 x 1914 pixels resolution. The cover display on the phone is a 6.56-inch Full HD+ (2520 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED panel. Both display panels support 120Hz refresh rate, 1000 nits of brightness, and Dolby Vision content.
Under the hood, it is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor coupled with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. It is available in 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB UFS 3.1 storage space. The phone has triple cameras including a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 sensor with f/1.8 aperture, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide sensor with f/2.4 aperture, and an 8-megapixel telephoto sensor with f/2.6 aperture. The third sensor also supports 2x optical zoom and dual phase detection autofocusing. All of these cameras are fine-tuned by Leica for improved performance.
There is a 4,500mAh battery to keep the lights on. It is supported by 67W fast charging for quick refueling. The foldable has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C port, Harman Kardon-tuned dual speakers, Bluetooth 5.2, WiFi 6, and 5G. On the software side of things, it will boot MIUI 13 for foldables based on Android 12L. It will be sold in Star Gold and Moon Shadow Black color options.
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 pricing:
- 12GB/256GB for CNY 8,999 (about $1,336)
- 12GB/512GB for CNY 9,999 (about $1,484)
- 12GB/1TB for CNY 12,999 (about $1,780)