It has no official name, but we saw it for the first time at the beginning of the year. It is the first folding mobile prototype of Xiaomi, which has taken a different path to Samsung. Instead of keeping it a secret until the last moment, he has chosen to show it clearly on video in his Weibo account.
The new video matches the previous one, only this time the room is fully illuminated so we can see all the details of the terminal. In this case the screen is not doubled by a single point, but two, going from having tablet size to something more manageable, similar to a phone.
The clearest look at a folding mobile
The video has been posted both on Lin Bin’s Weibo account, as well as on Donovan Sung’s Facebook and Twitter page. It is a short video, one minute, but it shows us this prototype in action with great detail.
The video starts with the terminal with its expanded screen. You can see that the terminal is fully functional and includes fully functional Android. The screen seems curiously curved, although visually it does not look bad.
Then, in the middle of the video, the miracle happens: Lin Bin rotates the terminal to make it landscape and then bends and folds the two ends of the screen, resulting in a more manageable size, like a smartphone today.
This creates a kind of border to the “Edge” of Samsung, which is complemented by a very small upper and lower edges. Unfortunately, the video does not have enough quality
for us to discern many more details, although in principle it seems that it has no camera: neither front nor back (which would be covered when folded, anyway).
In the publication accompanying the video, Xiaomi says that “Xiaomi folding mobile is coming” and that after overcoming a series of technical difficulties, they created their first folding mobile and what should be the first mobile with a double folding system .
Xiaomi seeks the opinion of its fans about this prototype and ensures that, if the idea is liked, they will produce it en masse in the future. As for the name, there is nothing written in stone, although Xiaomi contemplates the idea of Xiaomi Dual Flex or Xiaomi MIX Flex. The fans can also propose other ideas.