When foldable devices were introduced, they weren’t as good as people expected them to be. Most expected them to be something like the devices in Sci-fi movies. Then came the Mi Mix Alpha, and while it was never mass-produced, it was one gorgeous foldable device. Xiaomi has patented another unique foldable, called the Mi Mix Fold, and it takes the foldable device game to a whole new level.
While it does look like Mi Mix Alpha, it also takes some characteristics from other foldables like Huawei’s Mate XS and Samsung’s Z Fold.
It turns out Xiaomi patented this smartphone with the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) in February 2020, and the documents are releasing today and were first spotted by Let’s Go Digital.
Mi Mix Fold: Converging Innovations
The Mi Mix Fold takes a lot of its ideas from the current foldable devices in the market. For instance, it takes the in-folding design from Samsung’s Z Fold series and the camera handle like the Huawei Mate XS, which will host a bunch of sensors and the devices’ cameras.
On the top frame of the device, we can see a SIM slot along with what looks like a speaker grille and a microphone hole. Similarly, there’s a speaker grille at the top as well. The screen of the foldable curved through the edges, unlike Mate XS, which ends on the sides and has thin bezels.
Now, of course, there’s no guarantee that Xiaomi will release something like this, but the chances are still there, and we can’t wait to see it in action.
What do you think of this design? Does it feel better than the Mate XS and the Galaxy Z Fold designs? Let us know your thoughts and views in the comments section below.