It seems that foldable devices could be the upcoming trend in smartphones segment and Xiaomi doesn’t want to miss the opportunity. Many of the renowned smartphone manufacturers like Huawei, LG, Motorola and Apple have started working on this concept and already filed the patents for foldable devices. From a couple of months, it has been rumored that Xiaomi is working on a foldable smartphone which is scheduled to launch later this year.
Xiaomi's president, Lin Bin has officially announced that the company is actually working on a “double folding smartphone". The company president has shared a video which by showing a concept phone of Xiaomi's upcoming foldable device.
The name is clearly indicating that the foldable smartphone can be folded from both the edges and it features a unique symmetrical double-folding design. Due to double- folding design, users would be able the mode from tablet to a smartphone as per their feasibility.
Xiaomi would use an optimized version of MIUI in its upcoming foldable device which smoothly convert the content as per the mode availability either tablet or smartphone.
Xiaomi President and Co-founder Lin Bin has shared a video on Weibo and later tweeted by Donovan Sung the global spokesperson of the Chinese tech giant. The tweet reads, “Check out this special video from #Xiaomi President and Co-founder Bin Lin, showing off a very special pone.”
The video shows that the device has a slimmer bezel which can be folded from both sides as well as it can be converted from a tablet mode to smartphone mode. The Xiaomi’s upcoming foldable smartphone has a fascinating finish on the rear side and looks tightly packed when it is folded
As per the Lin Bin Weibo post, it is confirmed that the Xiaomi foldable smartphone is coming but further he added that the device has been currently in the development phase with the engineering team.
Initially, the company would get the response or interest of the concept foldable phone from experts team and then consider to launch as mass production.
We don’t know what Xiaomi would give the name to its upcoming foldable smartphone but Bin added that ‘Xiaomi Dual Flex' and ‘Xiaomi Mix Flex' are the two names on his mind. The detail information regarding the foldable smartphone such as hardware, launch date and price is not available at the moment. The rumors that Xiaomi is working on a foldable smartphone was initially surfaced on the internet in July in the previous year.