30 Mar 2021: Xiaomi launches its first-ever foldable smartphone at Rs. 1.2 lakh
Rivaling Samsung and Huawei, Xiaomi has launched its first-ever foldable smartphone, called the Mi MIX FOLD in China. The device carries a starting price-tag of CNY 9,999 (roughly Rs. 1,11,700).
As for the key highlights, the Mi MIX FOLD has an inward folding design, a flagship Snapdragon 888 processor, quad speakers, and a triple rear camera unit with an innovative 'Liquid Lens' technology.
Design and display: The external display offers a 90Hz refresh rate
The Mi MIX FOLD features an in-folding design, a metal hinge, and a "butterfly-type" cooling system that combines a large vapor chamber, thermal gel, and multiple layers of graphite sheets.
On the inside, the device bears an 8.01-inch WQHD+ (2480x1860 pixels) AMOLED screen with HDR10+ support. The external display has a 6.52-inch (850x2520 pixels) AMOLED panel with a 90Hz refresh rate.
Fact: The folding mechanism has been tested over one million times
Camera: It boasts of a 108MP main camera
The Mi MIX FOLD packs a triple rear camera setup comprising a 108MP main sensor, a 13MP ultra-wide lens, and an 8MP tele-macro camera with Liquid Lens technology.
This technology uses a precision motor and a special liquid to work like a human eye. It adjusts the optical magnification from 3x to 30x, allowing the sensor to take zoom as well as macro shots.
Fact: Watch the Liquid Lens technology in action
Internals: The device supports 67W fast-charging
The Mi MIX FOLD is powered by a Snapdragon 888 chipset, paired with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage.
It runs on Android 11 and packs a 5,020mAh battery with 67W fast-charging support.
The device is equipped with Harman Kardon-powered quad stereo speakers and offers support for the latest connectivity features, including 5G.
Fact: Mi MIX FOLD: Pricing and availability
The Mi MIX FOLD costs CNY 9,999 (roughly Rs. 1,11,700) for the 12GB/256GB model and CNY 10,999 (around Rs. 1,22,900) for the 12GB/256GB variant. There is also a Ceramic Special Edition, which costs CNY 12,999 (approximately Rs. 1,45,300) for the 16GB/512GB configuration.