Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 Goes Official – Should Samsung Be Worried?

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.

Design

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.

Specifications

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.

Xiaomi Mix Fold 2

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.

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