This year at CES 2019 it is all going to be about the foldable devices and looks like Xiaomi is going to reveals its first foldable handset soon. There are many foldable devices launch very soon while Samsung has already set to launch its foldable smartphone-Samsung Galaxy Fold on 20 February. The Xiaomi has created 3D renders showing the phone’s double folding design which turns into a table when unfolded. More than two weeks ago, the Chinese manufacturer publicly stated that it has indeed a folding smartphone in development. Lin Bin, co-founder and CEO of Xiaomi, published a video showing a prototype of the bendable smartphone. The smartphone with flexible display has a very unique design that can be folded twice. The display is on the outside and is folded around the housing.
Lin Bin, co-founder and CEO of Xiaomi, published a video showing a prototype of the bendable smartphone. The smartphone with flexible display has a very unique design as it can be folded twice. The phone’s display is on the outside and is folded around the housing.
He said that there are some technical problems such as a flexible display, the folding mechanism and the proper MIUI adjustment. According to the reports, the company is currently in the process of finalizing the name of this prototype from these two — Xiaomi Dual Flex and Xiaomi MIX Flex. It is said that the company is still open for more suggestions.
This phone is folded from two sides of the screen and then close automatically on the back of the device. On top there is an ON/OFF button and USB-type C port on the bottom. This Xiaomi renders doesn’t show the camera on the phone. There could be one behind the central panel but it is not clear as compared to other smartphones. Xiaomi will just allow users to fold one section of the screen back to take a selfie.
It is possible that Xiaomi will introduce her folding smartphone in the second half of 2019, as stated in the research report from Korea. That does not mean, however, that the device will not be present at MWC 2019 at all. Perhaps the smartphone in the back room is shown to a selective company.