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Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 released! Thinnest foldable ever

Xiaomi's top-tier foldable is finally out, but there's a catch.

Xiaomi MIX FOLD 2 is finally officially released, and it seems to be a head-turner when it comes to the foldable market. The device boasts the thinnest chassis in the current book-style foldable category, and some very high end specs. Though, there is a small catch, which most people will be mad about, but most won’t be surprised about considering the trends Xiaomi has been keeping up with in their release schedules with foldables. Let’s talk about it in detail.

Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 released – specs, details, design & more

The Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 is a beautfiul device with a chassis to match, and specs to take on the best foldables on the market. Xiaomi has clearly been keeping up with the market in secret, and developing a powerful and thin device. We previously reported on the design leaks of the device, and now we have official confirmation on the thickness, the specs, and other details.

The Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 will feature Qualcomm’s highest end current chipset, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, a various amount of RAM and storage configurations, and more. The displays are rated at 2K+ for the inner folding display, which is an 8 inch Eco²OLED display, using LTPO 2.0 technology, and UTG glass, and it’s running at 120Hz refresh rate, while the outer non-folding display is rated at 1080p resolution at a 21:9 aspect ratio, the size is around 6.56″, and also runs at 120Hz. The device features Xiaomi’s custom self-developed hinge, which makes it 18% thinner and 35% lighter.

Alongside those specs, it features a 50 megapixel Sony IMX766 main camera sensor, a 13 megapixel ultrawide, and an 8 megapixel macro camera. It features Xiaomi’s custom ISP (Image Signal Processor), the Xiaomi Surge C2, and Cyberfocus. It features a Leica professional optical lens, and 7P anti-glare professional coating on the lens. The device features 2 colour variants, Gold and Moon Shadow Black. The battery is rated at 4500 mAh, and can charge at 67 watts. The foldable comes out of the box with MIUI Fold 13 based on Android 12, which is a custom version of the MIUI skin for foldables.

Now, let’s get to the thickness. The device is the thinnest foldable we have seen to date, as it is rated at 11.2mm folded, and 5.4mm unfolded.  This makes the Mix FOLD 2 the thinnest foldable ever, and a significant amount of progress for both Xiaomi and the foldable market in general. However, this is mostly related to Xiaomi’s custom hinge, which as we mentioned before on this article, makes the device 18% thinner.

Now, there’s a big catch about the Mix FOLD 2. It won’t be released globally. This was the case with the Mi MIX Fold as well, Xiaomi’s first foldable. If you’re a global customer that was looking forward to Xiaomi releasing this foldable, and if the specs you read here impressed you, you might have to look elsewhere, as this device, as was the Mi MIX Fold will stay a China exclusive. Importing it is still an option, but that’s a choice that is up to you.

With the price tag going from 8999¥ (1385$) for the 12GB RAM / 256GB storage option, to  9999¥ (1483$) for the 12GB RAM / 512GB storage option, and finally 11999¥ (1780$) for the 12 GB RAM / 1 TB storage option, this is certainly going to be one of Xiaomi’s most premium devices ever. Alongside those options, there’s also a bundle which lets you purchase the Xiaomi MIX Fold 2, alongside the Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro and the Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro and two fancy cases for your MIX Fold 2, priced at 13999¥. The Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 is now available in China.

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