Folding mobile phones are currently the vanguard of mobile telephony. Samsung entered unknown territory at that time, and already has up to five iterations,
the latest exponents being the Xiaomi mix Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5 . Other manufacturers have joined the trend such as Honor with its Magic Vs or Motorola with the Razr 40 and Razr 40 Ultra .
On the other side of the world, the well-known Xiaomi has been experimenting for some time, although only in its native country. The foldable par excellence is the new Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 , but they still lack a clamshell version, in the style of Samsung. It wouldn’t be too far away, and it would mean a new launch: Xiaomi Mix Flip .
Xiaomi’s clamshell foldable is also called ‘Flip’
This summer, Xiaomi announced the third generation of its folding phones , the Xiaomi Mix Fold 3. For the moment, we are left wanting to try it, since its availability is limited to its home market. However, we still have hope that one day they will reach our lands, as confirmed when we were testing the Mix Fold 2 at the end of last year.
Be that as it may, the well-known Asian manufacturer “only” has one model per generation that responds to the standard folding format, the one that opens to transform into a tablet. However, this could end sooner rather than later , because as we read in GSMArena, the firm is already preparing a foldable in the purest style of Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip.
The name of the Xiaomi Mix Flip has appeared today in a database. Naturally, it has been detected in China, which confirms that this device is on the way. Specifically, the serial number associated with the alleged Mix Flip is 2311BPN23C.
Xiaomi mix release
In accordance with the latest rumors, the Xiaomi Mix Flip will arrive next year along with the Xiaomi Mix Fold 4, so in the coming months we should see more references to this Flip from the most popular Chinese brand. On the other hand, other sources anticipate this launch , placing it for this same year if we pay attention to the model number that begins with 23.
The design would also have been revealed , and would appear similar to the image we left at the beginning of the article. In this sketch, we see a behavior similar to the alternatives that we have available: when opened, the side of the screen is quite familiar, although the camera module stands out, similar to that of the Google Pixel.
However, this design could change at launch, so we cannot guarantee that the supposed Mix Flip will be exactly like that. If it ends up looking alike, we’d see three cameras , one of them telephoto. This one will presumably have a 3x optical zoom, according to some rumors
In theory, the hardware of the foldable would stand out for including the still unknown Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 , but we insist, everything is up in the air. Also, we remember that all the Mix Folds have remained in China, so this Mix Flip could have the same fate.
In short, Xiaomi is preparing to give its Mix Fold a little brother , following in Samsung’s footsteps with the ‘Flip’ format. We will be aware of the upcoming news to learn more about a folding mobile phone with which Xiaomi would propose a portfolio of even more interesting products.