With the still fresh release of the Samsung Galaxy Fold 4this Thursday in China, Xiaomi has launched its rival, the Mix Fold 2, the brand’s second folding phone.
What are the features of the equipment?: The Mix Fold 2’s slimmer body is the most obvious change, with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor on its right flank. The device measures just 5.4mm thick when unfolded, increasing to 11.2mm when folded. Its other big piece is an 8.02-inch 2,160 x 1,914 120Hz LTPO main screen. There’s also a 6.56-inch 120Hz AMOLED panel on the outside slathered in Gorilla Glass Victus.
The Mix Fold 2 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 in support, coupled with 12GB of RAM and a 4,500mAh battery that can accept 67W recharging. Xiaomi promotes a 100% charge in 40 minutes.
As for the camera hardware, the Mix Fold 2 shows off its Leica-tuned triple-sensor rear setup mounted on a prominent horizontal hump. The main update here is the adoption of the 50MP Sony IMX766 in the main camera slot. A 13MP ultra wide angle and an 8MP 2x telephoto lens play support.
Software-wise, the Mix Fold 2 runs Xiaomi’s MIUI Fold 13 based on android 12. Changes include a Galaxy Z Fold 4-like taskbar at the bottom of the screen and more window management options with additional keyboard and gesture improvements.
Prices start at 8,999 yuan (~$1,336) for the 256GB option, jumping to 9,999 yuan (~$1,445) and 11,999 yuan (~$1,782) for the larger storage options. Pre-orders start today, while official availability starts on August 16. Colors offered include black and gold.