Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 has been announced officially just a day after Samsung Unpacked. The device goes toe to toe with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4. However, it can’t be called a direct competitor. We’ll come back to that later. Firstly, let us take a look at what the Mix Fold 2 is offering.
The Mix Fold 2 is only 5.4mm thin when unfolded. This is an insane width Xiaomi has achieved with this foldable. Moreover, it measures 11.4mm thick when folded. The thickness of a folding device is a significant aspect of the design and hand feel. Furthermore, another important factor that makes the user experience hassle-free is the aspect ratio of the device.
Xiaomi has made a wider front display so that it feels as close to a normal phone as possible. In addition, the weight of the device is 262g. There is a triple-rear camera setup. The rectangular module at the rear also has the Leica branding. Lastly, when unfolded, the hinge also appears invisible which is a step further from the Z Fold 4’s thinner hinge.
The Mix Fold 2 is powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen1. It features a 6.56″ FHD+ E5 OLED front display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Moreover, the main display is an 8″ 2K ECO-OLED panel which also has a 120Hz refresh rate. The device also has an X-axis haptic motor for tighter vibrations. Furthermore, the Mix Fold 2 packs a 4500 mAh battery with 65W fast charging.
The triple-rear camera setup is spear-headed by a 50MP main sensor which is also optically stabilized. In addition, there are 13MP and 8MP sensors as well. The selfie shooter housed inside a punch-hole on the cover display is a 20MP sensor. Lastly, the device runs Android 12L out of the box. The device starts at CNY 8999 which translates roughly into PKR 295K.
Should Samsung Be Worried?
Undoubtedly, the Mix Fold 2 is a great folding device and it can be a great Fold 4 competitor. However, its availability will hold back its progress. Xiaomi and even other brands like OPPO need to step out of China and release their foldable devices globally to a wider audience. Consequently, consumers will get more options and folding phones will become more and more mainstream.