We’re in a surprisingly busy period when it comes to folding phones as less than a day ago Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, followed by the Motorola Razr 2022 today, and now Xiaomi joins the event.
The company has just unveiled the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2, a phone that has a similar aspect ratio to the Galaxy Z Fold 4.
The Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 has an 8.02-inch 1914 x 2160 folding screen inside with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and 360 pixels per inch, while on the outside there is a 6.56-inch cover display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz.
Power should not be lacking, thanks to the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset and 12 GB of RAM, while the storage is available with a choice of 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB.
As for the cameras, they are signed by Leica and include a 50MP main sensor, 13MP ultra wide angle and 8MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom. On the front of the battery there is a 4500 mAh package with 67 W charging support.
So far, Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 has only been announced in China and it is unclear if and when it will appear on a larger scale, especially as the original was only available in China. But for comparison, it starts at 8,999 yuan, which turns to around $ 1,335 / £ 1,090 / AU $ 1,875, so it’s not cheap.
Analysis: how does Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 compare to Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4?
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 are flagship phones, but there are clear differences between them.
The Xiaomi phone has slightly larger screens, a slightly larger battery and faster charging, but a slightly worse optical zoom. Both phones have similar amounts of power and memory, so there’s little to be distinguished there, and their camera configurations sound similar, apart from their zoom potential.
Price may be a major factor, but until the Mix Fold 2 prices for regions outside of China are confirmed, we cannot take this into account, except that the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 will likely have to be slightly cheaper than the Z Fold 4 if it wants to steal a lot of sales Samsung.
But if the price is right, this could be one of the best foldable phones out there.