2023 has witnessed a surge in the popularity of foldable smartphones. Google launched its first-ever foldable device, while Samsung introduced the much-anticipated Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5. These offerings have enriched the choices for tech enthusiasts. Today, Xiaomi steps into the scene with its 3rd generation foldable smartphone, the Xiaomi Mix Fold 3. This premium foldable device promises an exceptional user experience and aims to compete with industry giants like Google and Samsung.
Let’s delve into the features that set the Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 apart:
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3: Unveiling Impressive Specifications
With a design reminiscent of the Mix Fold 2, the Mix Fold 3 unfolds like a book, boasting a sleek profile with a thickness of just 5.26mm when open and 10.86mm when folded. Despite its innovative design, the device remains lightweight at 259 grams. It’s available in Black and Gold color options and offers a choice between a glass back and a leather back.
A standout feature is the free-hovering hinge design, crafted from ultra-resistant carbon steel. This robust hinge can pivot between 45 to 135 degrees and is engineered to endure folding 5,00,000 times without compromising performance. This year’s hinge design surpasses the previous micro water droplet hinge, ensuring durability. The device is further safeguarded by Gorilla Glass Victus 2 at both front and back, fortified by a 1800MPa high-strength steel mid-frame.
Display-wise, the Mix Fold 3 features an 8.03-inch E6 Eco2 AMOLED LTPO Ultra Thin Glass 2K foldable panel with an impressive 120Hz refresh rate and a peak brightness of 2,600 nits. The external display is a 6.56-inch Full-HD+ AMOLED panel with a matching 120Hz refresh rate. The inner foldable display is protected by UTG and certified by TUV Rheinland for 5,00,000 folds.
Powering the Mix Fold 3 is an overclocked Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset coupled with the Adreno 740 GPU. Users can enjoy seamless multitasking with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and storage options of up to 1TB UFS 3.1.
Camera Capabilities and More
The camera setup of the Mix Fold 3 is impressive, boasting a total of six cameras. The quad-camera system at the rear, carrying the Leica branding, comprises a 50MP IMX800 primary sensor with OIS, a 10MP telephoto camera (Portrait/3.2x), a 13MP ultra-wide lens, and a novel 10MP Periscope lens with 5x optical zoom. There’s a 20MP center punch-hole shooter for selfies on both the outer and inner displays.
The device has a 4,800mAh battery, supporting 67W fast wired charging and 50W wireless charging. Running on MIUI 14 based on Android 13, the Mix Fold 3 is ready for 5G connectivity, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth version 5.3, and more. Additional features include dual symmetrical speakers, Dolby Vision and Atmos support, a Vapor Cooling System, and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
|Design||Foldable, book-like design|
|Thickness||5.26mm (unfolded), 10.86mm (folded)|
|Hinge Design||Free-hovering hinge, carbon steel|
|Display (Foldable)||8.03-inch 2K AMOLED LTPO, 120Hz, 2,600 nits|
|Outer Display||6.56-inch Full-HD+ AMOLED, 120Hz|
|Inner Display Protection||UTG with TUV Rheinland certification|
|Chipset||Overclocked Snapdragon 8 Gen 2|
|RAM||Up to 12GB LPDDR5|
|Storage||Up to 1TB UFS 3.1|
|Cameras||Quad Leica-branded rear, Dual front|
|Fast Charging||67W wired, 50W wireless|
|Operating System||MIUI 14 (based on Android 13)|
|Connectivity||5G, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC|
|Additional Features||Dual symmetrical speakers, Dolby Vision and Atmos support, Vapor Cooling System, side-mounted fingerprint sensor|
Pricing and Availability
The Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 is priced at CNY 8,999 (~Rs 1,03,000) and comes in various configurations:
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Currently available in China, there’s no official word on its global availability. While it’s yet to be seen if Xiaomi’s foldable can make a mark on the global stage alongside Samsung and Motorola, the Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 undoubtedly stands as a strong contender.