The project was definitively cancelled, but in return the mysterious smartphone showed up in some images.
Xiaomi was working on a top-of-the-range foldable . The project was definitively cancelled, but in return the mysterious smartphone showed up in some images. A leaflet different from all the others on the market.
Xiaomi’s folding smartphone, in fact, had a peculiar mechanism: the display folded outwards. The images were released by leaker Kuba Wojciechowski on Twitter. Unfortunately the post has been deleted, for unknown reasons. Perhaps the lawyers of the Chinese giant intervened? It doesn’t matter, because fortunately it is still possible to easily find the photos of the device.
Xiaomi had never publicly announced that it was working on a foldable smartphone with these features. The form-factor is booklet, like the Galaxy Z Fold4 and the Huawei Mate X. However, the mechanism for opening and closing the screen was one of a kind.
Unlike other foldables of this type on the market, the outward fold allows you to have a single screen, eliminating the need for a third external one (like the one we find on Oppo’s Fold4 and Find N). This clearly goes to reduce the overall thickness of the phone, making it more ‘pocket-friendly’.
The technical sheet of Xiaomi’s leaflet included a Snapdragon 856 and a 5G X50 modem, which would have placed it at the top of its category in the period in which – originally – it should have been released. In the end, nothing came of it, Xiaomi canceled the project: perhaps producing a phone with this screen opening mechanism proved more difficult than anticipated?