Earlier this year, a leaked video showing Xiaomi's foldable phone was leaked by popular tipster Evan Blass. The leaked video had shown that the left and right sides of the screen could be folded to become a compact device. Today, Xiaomi President Lin Bin shared a hands-on video of his foldable phone. It seems to be the same device that leaked Blass earlier this month. The company has not yet announced the official name of its double-folding phone. Bin said he was thinking of names like Xiaomi Dual Flex and Xiaomi MIX Flex for the foldable phone. He has asked Weibo users to suggest a good name for the phone.
Samsung is expected to launch its first foldable phone next month. The smartphone can be opened like a book to access the folding 7.3-inch display. However, Xiaomi's new foldable phone has a unique design. Xiaomi President Lin Bin claims it will be the double-folding mobile phone in the world. As you can see in the video, the screen of the phone can be flipped right and left.
Bin has indicated that the device shown in the video is a technical unit. The company had overcome several technical difficulties to build a phone with a double folding design. Some of the problems that the company has overcome are related to flexible folding screen technology, four-wheel folding shaft technology, flexible cover technology, MIUI system customization and more.
I Am Claiming the Double Folding Form Factor With the Xiaomi Dual Flex / MIX Flex, you can achieve a combined experience from tablet and smartphone. The video shows how the container holds the unfolded device between the thumb and little finger, suggesting it has a screen about 6 inches in size. After the square device has been folded from both sides, it can be converted into a device with a small screen about 3 inches wide. There is a button on the top of the phone to lock the phone's screen.
There is no information about the specifications of the Xiaomi Dual Flex / MIX Flex. It could probably be packed with specifications like the Snapdragon 855 and 8GB of RAM. Xiaomi has confirmed that it will be represented at the Tech World Expo Mobile World Congress (MWC) on February 24, 201