Two-folding device retained end-to-end its uniqueness
Xiaomi president, Lin Bin posted a video earlier this year that showed him using a Xiaomi folding device running on its own skin MIUI.
The phone in the video is unveiled to have two folds, which allows a quarter of the display at either end to be folded back and wrapped around the device. The screen appears to remain active when folded.
Xiaomi reportedly told LetsGoDigital: “The double folding phone is the latest innovation by Xiaomi. One of the key components of the phone, the flexible folding screen, is co-developed by Xiaomi and its supply chain partner. Aside from the screen, its design, folding mechanism and MIUI adaptation are independently developed by us.
“Xiaomi is first in the world to present a double folding smartphone and has conquered the technical challenges posed in its three different form factors – double folded, single folded, and tablet form. Prior to finding the best solution, Xiaomi has conducted extensive research and experiments to develop a robust folding mechanism that will allow the flexible screen to withstand mechanical stress.”
Korean outlet ETNews also reports that Xiaomi – and another Chinese brand, Oppo – are working with suppliers to obtain the necessary components for the production of foldable devices.
According to sources the Xiaomi foldable phone might set to be launched in the second half of the year, perhaps with the name ‘Xiaomi Mix Flex‘. Apart from that, Xiaomi didn’t provide many details about its foldable phone, but Bin revealed the device in the video is simply an engineering model.