Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 may have a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 style Smart Pen

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2021 marked Xiaomi's official debut in the world of folding and now the spotlight is all on the future Xiaomi MIX Fold 2. The first Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold it really failed to make its mark, either because of the fierce competition from Samsung, or because of marketing only in China. And it is a pity, also because the more contenders there are, the more competition there is and therefore innovation and lower prices. This could change in 2022, with an increasingly widespread diffusion of folding smartphones around the world. So let's see what to expect from the next Xiaomi house model

30 / 12 Update: a new patent shows a Xiaomi foldout with stylus support. Find the details in the “Design and Display” section.

Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold 2 coming: everything we know

Design and display

Codenamed "zizhan"And initials 22061218C, we do not yet have images depicting how Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 will be done. Despite this, we can assume that the design infold which characterizes all the folding smartphones in circulation. Speaking of screens, we hope that the external one can be less vertical (that of Mi MIX Fold is in 27: 9!), Taking inspiration from OPPO Find N. The sector expert Ross Young expressed himself on the internal one, stating that Xiaomi should use a panel that from 8,01 ″ would pass to 8,1". The management of the refresh rate is likely to be improved: the rumors state that the external screen will be provided by Visionox and will be 90 Hz, while the internal one from Samsung ea 120 Hz. Speaking of size, the front panel should arrive with 6.52" diagonal (produced by TCL, according to other rumors).

Always according to rumors, Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 should arrive on the market with a improved folding mechanism. We will see if this will allow him to have a less evident wrinkle and perhaps to obtain the IPXX certification as for Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3. It will be interesting to evaluate if a variant made with a body in ceramic.

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Furthermore it seems that Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 should have an improved protective glass on its side compared to the first generation. This should be a screen UTG (Ultra Thin Glass) produced by Samsung, the same seen on board the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the recent OPPO Find N.

For those who had lost some detail, the glass UTG guarantees flexibility and durability thanks to the special materials in which it is made: the thickness of the panel is just 30 microns and this translates into ahigh flexibility. Even if we do not have a degree of resistance equal to that of Gorilla Glass, it is always an important step forward.

Among the other innovations expected with the second chapter of the Xiaomi folding could peep out the stylus support (similar to Galaxy Z Fold 3, compatible with the S Pen). A new patent filed by Lei Jun's house shows a “classic” foldable device; on the left back there is a magnetic clip for the stylus. Whether it is Xiaomi MIX Fold 2? There SmartPen di Pad 5 will it be compatible? Unfortunately for a confirmation (or more precise indiscretions) we will necessarily have to be patient.

Hardware and software

Given the expected launch timing for Xiaomi MIX Fold 2, it is likely that it will be implemented inside Snapdragon 8 Gen1. It is a 4 nm SoC with ARM v9 octa-core CPU (1 x 3 GHz X2 + 3 x 2,5 GHz A710 + 4 x 1,8 GHz A510), Adreno GPU, 5G Snapdragon X65 modem and LPDDR5 and UFS 3.1 memories . Power would be supplied by the same battery from 5.000 mAh of the first model, but with a much faster recharge. In fact, there is talk of the transition from 67W to the most performing 120W seen on Xiaomi MIX 4 and Redmi Note 11 Pro +. To keep temperatures at bay there could be again the particular and innovative dissipation system seen on the first leaflet.

Surely Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 will debut with pre-installed Android 12 and MIUI 13, probably with a renewed one Desktop mode to use it in a mini-PC style. Let's just hope that the software is taken care of in a better way compared to Mi MIX Fold. As for the multimedia field, we hypothesize the presence of 4 stereo speaker symmetrical.

Camera

We do not yet know how the photographic sector of Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 will be done, even if the rumors say that the primary sensor will be kept from 108 MP. It will be interesting to see if we will find the futuristic or not liquid lens system introduced on the first Mi MIX Fold. Same thing for theProprietary ISP Xiaomi Surge: after the first model, it should there be a sequel and who knows it won't find space again on the folding series.

Xiaomi MIX Flip: this is how the first clamshell folding could be

In addition to Xiaomi MIX Fold 2, details about Xiaomi MIX Flip, what would be the first flip phone of the company of Lei Jun. In this case, the code name would be “argon” and it would be signed as J18S. According to leaked rumors, it should have a 2520 x 840 pixel external screen and a 2480 x 1860 pixel internal screen, both of which are OLED at 90 Hz. We also talk about Snapdragon 888 and a camera from 108 + 12 + 8 MP with Samsung HM3, wide angle and 3X telemacro with OIS.

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The first patents show us how it could be done, with a device characterized by a large folding clamshell display, a double selfie camera with a hole in the panel and a triple camera on the back, inserted in a circular module.

Even if the look is different from that of Samsung Galaxy ZFlip 3, the concept is the same. But this is not the only design that Xiaomi would be working on. Another patent shows us an alternative version of the Xiaomi MIX Flip with a slightly different design for the back. Frontally we find once again a punch hole for the double selfie camera, but the back cover houses a rectangular module that includes a dual camera with LED flash and a Second Display in aquascape My 11 Ultra.

Price and release date

There is still no presentation date for Xiaomi MIX Fold 2, but its initials 22061218C helps us to understand it: "22"and "06"Would mean June 2022. It is still early to talk concretely about the price: we'll see if it drops compared to the 9.999 yuan (about € 1380) proposed for the first Mi MIX Fold.

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