28 March 2019
Xiaomi has been quiet about its plans for a foldable smartphone, apart from random leaks and rumors suggesting that the Chinese smartphone company is working on one. However, Donovan Sung, Xiaomi’s global spokesperson has shared a video on social media showing off a prototype of Xiaomi’s working foldable smartphone.
The video shows company’s CEO Bin Lin using the phone which looks like a squarish tablet with a 4:3 aspect ratio. The prototype seems to bend in a not-so-traditional style and folds outwards in halves, leaving the center of the device usable as a smartphone.
Check out this special video from #Xiaomi President and Co-founder Bin Lin, showing off a very special phone prototype... 😎— Donovan Sung (@donovansung) January 23, 2019
What does everyone think we should name this phone? 🤔#InnovationForEveryone pic.twitter.com/1lFj3nM7tD
The physical power button is shown to be placed at the top and once pressed blacks out the display altogether. Though the device looks usable running a custom MIUI version, peculiar depressions can be seen once the display is turned off. The tablet mode looks bezel-less and does not seems to house a camera or any navigational buttons.
Since its just a prototype, there is no guarantee that Xiaomi’s foldable phone will ever make its way out in the market, however, given the way things are moving, we can expect an official announcement from Xiaomi soon. Till then stay tuned.