Xiaomi’s First Foldable Smartphone Allegedly Leaked, And It’s Mindblowing!
Can Xiaomi beat Samsung to launch first, fully functional foldable smartphone?
An alleged video is out on the internet showing a mysterious Xiaomi phone which can be folded from two sides. The rumored Xiaomi foldable phone shows that the device can be used as both as a smartphone and a tablet, similar to Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Fold.
Xiaomi is also reportedly working on its next Android One device.
Xiaomi has been a huge success in a hyper-competitive market like India. The wide range of affordable smartphones has been the key to Xiaomi’s success. Its upcoming lineup is more interesting, and Xiaomi is expected to carry the No. 1 Smartphone Brand in India crown again in 2019.
Xiaomi Foldable Phone: All Details
The rumor hints a phone manufactured by Xiaomi, and they are working on a foldable phone. The company is yet to confirm anything. Interestingly the company never mentioned anything about a foldable device in the past, or said they are working on any such technology.
The alleged Xiaomi foldable phone/tablet can be a result of any deep fake editing, according to leakster Evan Blass.
The authenticity is yet to be confirmed, but the video has a perfectly working folding tablet which can be folded from other two sides into a small screen smartphone. The Xiaomi foldable phone on the leaked video looks sleek which has slim bezels.
It can be confirmed in the video that the foldable phone is from Xiaomi by the user interface. The icons on the alleged folding device on video appear to be very similar to Xiaomi’s own MIUI platform.
Xiaomi Folding Phone Has Three Screens
The rumored Xiaomi foldable phone appears very flexible on the video and can be easily folded into three screens. When folded from two sides, it takes up the shape of a smartphone, and a tablet when unfolded. Xiaomi foldable phone can be folded on the left and right sides.
When in an unfolded state, the screen upfront is quite large.
Xiaomi is known to offer premium specifications at affordable prices. Samsung’s Galaxy Fold is rumored to cost over 1.5 lakh in India, so Xiaomi’s foldable phone can be a game changer in the segment. If the news is true, the company can bring a high-end flagship smartphone at an affordable price tag, letting more users enjoy the latest foldable smartphone technology.
Also: Xiaomi Has Started To Work On Its Next Android One Device
Xiaomi now has three Android One smartphones under its product line in association with Google. Starting with Mi A1, it has been a massive success for the company. A few months back the company launched the second generation Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite running on Android One.
These are the only three Xiaomi smartphones which don’t run on its own MIUI platform.
The stock Android under Android One program guarantees 3 years of monthly security updates and 2 years of Android platform updates from Google.
Xiaomi’s Mi A line has been the Mi’s X series rip-offs running on Android One. XDA has discovered an unknown Xiaomi phone which has the code-name “orchid_sprout” running on the latest Android Pie. The codename _sprout as a suffix in the code-name which has been used for all the Mi A series devices.
The device could be a new Xiaomi Android One device or the Mi A3 (which is most likely). Xiaomi is known to start working on the software months before the actual device appears in any certification. The leak hints at the Mi A3 launch within the next quarter both globally and in India.