Xiaomi announced the Mi MIX Fold on second day of its Mega Launch. The new Mi MIX device is the first foldable from the company. Likewise, it is the first foldable powered by the Snapdragon 888 processor, the first with a liquid lens camera, and the first Xiaomi phone with an in-house image processing chip. Having said that let’s learn more about the specs, features, and expected price of Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold in Nepal.
Mi MIX Fold Overview
Display and Design
The Mi MIX Fold is an inward folding phone like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 and the Huawei Mate X2. The outer display is of 6.52” with HD+ resolution of 2520 x 840 pixels. This is an AMOLED panel with a 90Hz refresh rate and a 180Hz touch sampling rate. It has an aspect ratio of 27:9, a peak brightness of 900 nits, HDR10+ and Dolby Vision support. Also, the cover display has a punch hole at the top left corner of the screen for a camera for selfies and video calls.
The main foldable display of the MIX Fold is an 8.01” OLED panel with WQHD+ (1440p+) resolution. It has a 4:3 aspect ratio as it is a tablet sized display and earns a position of largest display on a foldable phone. It earns the position with extra 0.1” as it is just a tiny bit larger than the Huawei Mate X2’s 8-inch display. Similarly, MIX Fold is the first foldable with a Dolby Vision display.
According to the Xiaomi both display uses an in-house algorithm to generate images and videos in super-resolution. The displays can double the resolution of images from 720p to 1440p and the resolution of videos from 480p to 1440p for better multimedia experience.
Moving on, the Mi MIX Fold is covered in Gorilla Glass 5. Xiaomi has also launched a special ceramic edition with a textured back finish. This special edition has a golden middle frame and volume buttons and also a special laser engraving on the back.
Likewise, for back panel Xiaomi has modified the design of the Mi 10 Ultra. However, the camera housing is much shorter but wider and protrudes but not as much as the Mi 11 Ultra.
An Innovative Camera with Liquid Lens and Surge C1 Processor
Besides the impressive display, the foldable also comes with interesting camera department. The Mi Mix Fold is the world’s first smartphone to use Liquid Lens technology in the telephoto camera. This piece of a tech is made out of a flexible film filled with transparent liquid. It changes its shape, just like the lens in the human eye, which works with the help of precision motor.
With this technology, the telephoto lens can adjust the optical magnification from 3x to 30x. This lens doubles as a macro camera with a focus distance of just 3cm. An 8MP sensor sits behind this unique lens.
Overall, the Mi MIX Fold packs three rear cameras. The main camera is a 108MP Samsung ISOCELL HM2 sensor with a 7P lens sized 1/1.52”. However, the sensor supports 9-in-1 binning for 2.1um pixels. The ultrawide-angle camera is a 13MP f/2.4 sensor with a 123-degree field of view.
Further, the cover display hosts a 20MP front-facing camera.
Apart from innovative camera, the Surge C1 Image Sensing Processor powers the camera algorithm. It is Xiaomi’s in-house chip that provides an improved 3A algorithm and low-light focus capabilities. The chip results in more accurate autofocus, auto exposure, and auto white balance in a power efficient manner.
Performance and Memory
Till this point you might have a clear idea that Xiaomi isn’t playing games in a foldable segment. To deliver a top notch performance it comes with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor backed by LPPDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. You can find the phone in 12/256GB. 12/512GB and 16/512GB options. There is no option to expand storage, so what you buy is what you are stuck with.
Meanwhile to keep the phone cool and deliver peak performance, the MIX Fold comes with a butterfly-type cooling system. This tech uses a combination of large-area (22,583 mm²) VC liquid cooling, thermal gel, and multiple layers of graphite sheets for heat dissipation.
Linking the hardware is a MIUI 12 skin based on Android. Xiaomi has also added an option to run multiple apps at the same time side-by-side, drag and drop content from one screen to another, use a parallel windows mode, and also switch to a desktop mode.
Battery and Miscellaneous
The Mi MIX Fold gets its juice from a 5020mAh battery It uses a dual battery design (2460mAh + 2560mAh), the largest in a foldable phone. This massive battery can be charged in just 37 minutes, thanks to 67W fast wired charging, the fastest on a foldable phone. Likewise, it also supports Quick Charge 4+ and Power Delivery 3.0 however lacks wireless charging.
Apart from aforementioned features, Mi MIX Fold also offers a remarkable audio experience with its quad speaker setup tuned by Harman Kardon. Two speakers are placed on each side of the screen and are driven by 15V amps which makes them 40% louder than the Mi 10 Pro speakers. The speakers can also create an immersive 3D spatial audio experience using Xiaomi’s own audio algorithm.
Other notable features are, it comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner that doubles as the power button, NFC, Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2 with support for AAC, LDAC, and LHDC.
Mi MIX Fold Specifications
|Body||Unfolded: 173.3 x 133.4 x 7.6 mm |
Folded: 173.3 x 69.8 x 17.2 mm
Weight: 317 g (Glass) / 332 g (Ceramic)
|Display||Unfolded: 8.01 inches, Foldable AMOLED, 1B colors, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, 600 nits (typ), 900 nits (peak), Folded: 6.52 inches, AMOLED, 90Hz, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, 650 nits (typ), 900 nits (peak)|
|Resolution||Unfolded: 1860 x 2480 pixels, 4:3 ratio |
Folded: 840 x 2520 pixels, 27:9 ratio
|Protection||Gorilla Glass 5|
|Processor||Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)|
|Storage and RAM||256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 16GB RAM|
|OS||Android 10, MIUI 12|
|Rear Camera||Triple Cameras:|
Primary: 108 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/1.52″, 0.7µm, dual pixel PDAF,
Telephoto/Macro: 8 MP, 80mm, liquid lens, PDAF, 3x optical zoom,
Ultrawide: 13 MP, f/2.4, 123˚, 1.12µm
|Front Camera||20 MP, 27mm (wide), 1/3.4″, 0.8µm|
|Video Resolution||Rear: [email protected]/30fps, [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60fps, gyro-EIS|
Front: [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]
|Audio||Stereo speakers (4 speakers)|
|Security||Fingerprint (side-mounted), Software based Face Unlock|
|Connectivity||5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, Bluetooth 5.2, A-GPS, NFC, FM-radio, USB Type-C|
|Battery||Li-Po 5020 mAh|
|Charging||Fast charging 67W, Power Delivery 3.0, Quick Charge 4+|
Mi MIX Fold Price in Nepal and Availability
The Mi MIX Fold is available for pre-order in China and will receive its first sale on April 16. It is available in three variants. The 12/256GB version is priced at ¥9,999 and a 12/512GB version has a ¥10999 price tag. And the Ceramic Special Edition with jaw dropping 16/512GB option is priced ¥12,999.
There is no news of an international release of this foldable. Therefore, all we can do is expect. The Mi MIX Fold price in Nepal is expected as in the following table.
|Xiaomi Foldable||Memory options||Price in China||Price In Nepal (Expected)|
|Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold||12/256GB & 12/512GB |
|CNY 9,999 & CNY 10,999|
|Rs. 2,10,000 * & Rs. 2,30,000 *|
Rs. 2,75,000 *