The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 now has a new rival just a day after its debut, at least in China. Xiaomi has launched its latest flagship foldable smartphone, the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2, in its home country today. The Mix Fold 2 replaces the original Mi Mix Fold, which was launched back in 2021 and brings several improvements in design and specifications. The device packs in an OLED LTPO2 panel, 2.5K resolution, Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, Leica tuned cameras, and fast charging, among other features.
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2: Features, Specifications
While the original Mi Mix Fold came with a rounded and bulky design, the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 gets a flat design and is a lot slimmer in comparison. It measures just 5.4mm unfolded and 11.2mm when folded, which makes it thinner than its chief rival, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3. The Mix Fold 2 has also shed weight, as it now weighs around 262 grams compared to 317-332 grams of the Mi Mix Fold. It measures 161.1 x 144.7 x 5.4 mm (unfolded) and 161.1 x 73.9 x 11.2 mm (folded).
The Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 gets a tablet-like 8.02-inch OLED 2.5K LTPO2 main display with a 120Hz screen refresh rate. The secondary screen is also a large 6.56-inch Samsung E5 AMOLED panel with Full HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The outer display is protected by a layer of Gorilla Glass Victus. Both the displays can reach a peak brightness of 1300 nits. The smartphone can shoot up to 8K videos and also supports Dolby Vision HDR format recording.
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The Mix Fold 2 is powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, which is built on TSMC’s 4nm fabrication process. The device comes equipped with a whopping 12GB of RAM and up to 1TB UFS 3.1 storage.
The horizontal camera island of the smartphone holds the Leica branded 50MP Sony IMX766 primary sensor with OIS, a 13MP ultrawide snapper, and an 8MP telephoto shooter with 2x optical zoom. For selfies and video calling, it has a 20MP sensor housed in a hole-punch camera cutout on the top of the outer display.
Some other notable features of the Mix Fold 2 include a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, stereo speakers tuned by Harman Kardon, NFC, Wi-Fi 6E, IR blaster, FM radio, and Bluetooth v5.2, among other features. The device packs in a 4,500mAh battery under its hood coupled with 67W fast charging support. The Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 runs on Xiaomi’s MIUI 13 OS on top of Android 12.
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2: Price, Availability
The Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 comes at a starting price of CNY 8,999 (approx. ₹1,06,000) for the 12GB/256GB variant. The 12GB/512GB variant is priced at CNY 9,999 (approx. ₹1,18,000). The top-of-the-line 12GB/1TB variant will set you back by CNY 11,999 (approx. ₹1,41,500). The smartphone is up for pre-orders and will go on sale on August 16, 2022 in China. It comes in black and gold colour options.