Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi's first foldable phone could hit the market this year with the name MIX 4 Pro Max, Tencent News said, citing sources familiar with the matter.
The MIX 4 Pro Max will feature an outward-folding design similar to Huawei's Mate XS, with a 6.38-inch folded screen supplied by TCL-owned Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology, the report said.
Foldable phones will dominate in 2021, and Xiaomi is bound to launch foldable phones if it wants to keep pace with other smartphone makers, the report said.
According to a previous report by CnTechPost, Xiaomi obtained related patents on foldable phone design as early as 2019.
Although Xiaomi showed a lot of details about the clamshell foldable phone in the patent, there are still some discrepancies Although Xiaomi showed a lot of details about the clamshell foldable phone patent, there are still some discrepancies between the patent and the actual product, so it is not yet confirmed in which aspects the real opportunity to adjust.
XDA reported that Xiaomi's foldable device will use a flexible OLED screen, which should be similar to or the same material as the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip.
The phone doesn't have a full-screen design, and its front-facing camera is placed on the front of the phone, so the screen-to-body ratio isn't very high.
(Images said to be Xiaomi's first foldable phone. Source: Weibo)