We’re in a disconcertingly busy period for foldable phones, as less than a day ago Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, which were followed today by the Motorola Razr 2022, and now Xiaomi is joining the party. .
The company has just released the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2, a phone that has a similar form factor to the Galaxy Z Fold 4.
The Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 has an 8.02-inch 1914 x 2160 foldable display on the inside with a refresh rate of 120Hz and 360 pixels per inch, while on the outside there is a 6.56-inch cover screen with 120Hz refresh rate.
It shouldn’t lack power, thanks to a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset and 12GB of RAM, while storage comes with 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB.
As for the cameras, they are Leica branded and include a 50MP primary sensor, a 13MP ultra wide-angle and an 8MP telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom. On the battery front is a 4,500mAh pack with support for 67W charging.
So far, the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 has only been announced for China, and it’s unclear if or when it will get a wider release, especially since the original was only available in China. But for reference, it starts at 8,999 yuan, which converts to around $1,335 / £1,090 / AU$1,875, so it’s not cheap.
Review: How does the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 compare to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4?
The Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 are flagship handsets, but there are some clear differences between them.
Xiaomi’s phone has slightly larger screens, a slightly larger battery, and faster charging, but a slightly worse optical zoom. The two phones have similar amounts of power and storage, so there’s little to differentiate, and their camera setups look similar too, aside from the zoom potential.
Price may be a factor, but until there’s confirmation of prices for the Mix Fold 2 for regions outside of China, we can’t weigh in on that, other than saying that the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 will likely have to be a little cheaper than the previous one. Z Fold 4 if you want to steal a lot of Samsung’s sales.
But if the price is right, this could easily be one of the best folding phones.