Xiaomi: First statements and render of the folding smartphone

This year, if you remember, it started with a news that in a short time has turned the whole network. We are obviously talking about the famous video in which we saw one of the founder of Xiaomi, Lei Jun, have fun using a foldable smartphone that turned into a tablet by opening the two folding screens. Well, it seems that the editorial staff of LetsGoDigital has provided some interesting renderings that make us understand something more about how this new and interesting device could be.

Xiaomi folding screen

Xiaomi: First declarations on the folding device and first renderings

It all started after the German portal managed to get some statements from the Chinese company about how the phone will be and how it will be produced. Statements made by Xiaomi are the following:

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"Xiaomi's Global PR Team official statement: The double folding smartphone 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.

Double folded, single folded, and tablet form. Xiaomi is first in the world to present 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.

Each innovation is the result of joint, cumulative R&D efforts from supply chain partners and the device manufacturer. Folding screen can be easily turned into a folding smartphone without significant breakthroughs in technology. Each segment of the industrial chain has its unique contribution. Xiaomi believes that innovative products and great user experience are made with sound collaboration and participation from all parties. "

From the aforementioned statements it is easy to extract some interesting information:

  • The display will be provided by a third party: In the press release we actually talk about co-production, but we already we talked to you of a company agreement with Visionox. At this point it seems obvious to us that she will produce the displays for the folding device.
  • The MIUI interface will be completely revolutionized: Obviously the interface MIUI owned by the company will have to adapt to the new and revolutionary design of the device. It will be interesting to understand how it will adapt and what the new features will be, surely with the development of the software we will know more news regarding the MIUI.
  • The phone will have two forms: We had already understood it, but now the company has officially announced it. Our folding device can take two forms: the canonical smartphone with the two screens folded back and the tablet form, with the two screens not folded. LetsGoDigitalhowever, it has also provided a third interesting shape that sees the two semi-folded screens that support the main screen.

Xiaomi folding screen

In short, our folding smartphone from Xiaomi is becoming more and more popular, we remind you that the device does not have a name yet, someone was talking about MI Flex, but there have been no confirmations yet. For now we can not help but admire the various renderings produced and start to run on the net, you can see them all directly here. The Xiaomi surely he has already understood how this type of device has immediately taken hold on its users, but we think that before the 2019 it is really impossible to have a presentation or, at least, some official details. What do you think of these new renderings?

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